I had a lovely day yesterday at the Stagsden Farmers Market and Craft Fair - signing lots of autographs (something that I still haven't got used to!) It was really warm and sunny and finally feels like Spring has arrived.
The market was held at the farm of my favourite butchers, Browns of Stagsden. Browns were huge supporters of mine throughout Masterchef and provided lots of free bones that I used to make my stocks during the competition. Their pork and cracked black pepper sausages are the best! We had filmed there for the final programme but they were sadly edited out. If you are in the area, I definitely recommend a visit.
The fair was full of local producers - something I am very much in favour of supporting. The highlight for me was meeting a local beekeeper who is going to teach me about keeping bees - this has been a long term dream of mine and it might now become a reality! I can think of nothing nicer than having a cupboard full of jars of my own cottage honey and a lovely white beehive in our orchard!