I know there are many people on here who have been commenting on the lack of fresh fish available in the Bermondsey area, so I hope you won't mind me mentioning the fact that we have a Lowestoft fisherman (Chris Wightman aka Maximus Sustainable Fishing) coming back to the Bermondsey Farmers' Market (www.lfm.org.uk/markets/bermondsey) this Saturday. He's got a remarkably fresh haul, which he can always provide as he catches it all himself!
Some of you will remember Sam White, the fisherman who used to come up from Lowestoft last year. Sam's unable to come up now, but he has put the word out amongst the fisherman he fishes alongside in the Lowestoft port that the people of SE1 were on the lookout for fresh fish. Chris has answered this call! Chris takes orders on Twitter: twitter.com/Maximusfishing
With the improving weather, let's hope for many more locals at the Farmers' Market this weekend !
There will also be a BSAP stall this weekend - the guys who bring the Bermondsey Street Festival to our doorstep every September (diary note: it's on the 24th September this year !).
We will be offering 2-for-1 Residents' membership deal for 2011 and talking to interested shopers and passers-by about the Festival, the Exhibition previews, the Planning alerts and the neighbourhood Christmas Party -all of which can be had for 15 quid for the whole of 2011.
Weather forecast looking pretty good - so keep your eyes peeled for the BSAP (Bermondsey Street Area Partnership) stall close to the Shortwave Cinema this Saturday, 5th March as you shop the Farmers' market !
In case you haven't guessed - I'm the BSAP membership secretary. Hope to see you there.
I am trying to organise an event at Bermondsey Square to support the farmers market and gain some additional local support.
What would people want to see in the square? Some ideas I have come up with are live animals from the farm - geese, sheep and pigs? Or would you prefer to see some farm machinery - tractors and implements that work along side the tractor.
Please let me know as all support would be welcomed.
Lovely idea Fabienne, animals for the children to see close up, and toys for the grown ups! i.e. me! I do love looking at the tools of the trade, especially such a worthy one as farming, after all no farms...no food, what ever part of the world you get your food from, it's flipping hard work.
Like the idea of tools and machinery. Less certain about the farm animals - I always think they get enough driving about and standing about in crowded market squares in their comparatively short lives. If it was down to me I'd leave them in the countryside. But I do recognise the importance of city kids understanding where their food comes from....