Sunday, September 20, 2009
Had a relaxing day yesterday. Slept late, then wandered down to the new farmers' market in nearby Penge. It's very small. We chatted to a couple of the stallholders, who were feeling a bit dispirited. The project started just a few months ago and is floundering already because of competion from the 'Pound Shops' in the High Street and also the local supermarkets. Apparently word has got around that the market is expensive and therefore people don't come.
I didn't think it was expensive at all. In fact I was concerned that some of the stallholders were charging too little, just to get rid of their produce.
Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me then, but I did take some photos of the farmers market in the Ferry Building in San Francisco recently ...