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Lincoln farmers market

April 14, 2017

Is this sad little market someones idea of a joke?

Half a dozen stalls.

Maybe middle of winter, early January, but this is mid-April, spring.

I chatted to one of the stalls, to learn it does not get much better in the summer, when fresh produce.

I found a leaflet, but what was shown appeared to be wishful thinking, as only fresh meat on the market today. I saw no bread, cheeses, cask ales.

I learnt there was a market Saturday, but up by Lincoln Castle. That there was a market every Friday, but in a different location.

Therefore had one found next week, a market further down the High Street, then turned up the next week, and found no market, would you turn up again?

And what of publicity? I have seen none.

I had had afternoon tea at Henry’s, was walking back down the High Street, through The Stonebow, was passing Stokes on High Bridge, when I noticed a few stalls further down the High Street.

As I walked past the stalls, I noticed people were walking past, not even glancing at the stalls, let alone stopping to have a look.

Very apparent no one was there for the market, but then with no publicity, only half a dozen stalls, hardly surprising.

I would not make a special trip.

Is this the best Lincoln can do, a city of 100,000 souls, surrounded by villages, a county town for an agricultural county?

But then Lincoln, a market town, does not even have a market.

Whoever is responsible for this market should hang their heads in shame.

I did at least pick up excellent strawberries.

Lincoln farmers market

January 13, 2016
Lincoln farmers market

Lincoln farmers market

A rather sad pathetic farmers market in the High Street, all of four stalls.  And no one was buying.

If this was Guildford, there would be stalls the entire length of the High Street. Ironic, Lincolnshire is a farming county.

Maybe they should follow the example of Guildford, not hold a market in January.

I spoke with one of the stallholders. I was curious, was it a farmers market, it could just have been stalls. It was confirmed, yes, it was a farmers market.

I saw no information on any of the stalls indicating when the market was held.

I was tempted to buy sausages off one of the stalls. But then decided no. I would rather buy from the excellent butcher in Heighington.

The High Street is the wrong location. Sincil Street would be a better location, where there are indie shops or there were until the local council destroyed the area.