Well it's certainly the strangest farmers' market I've ever been to. To my mind, the whole idea of a farmers' market is one which sells produce, be it fruit, veg, meat, dairy produce or anything else grown or raised on a farm. Local produce should be exactly as the term implies, and crafts should be goods made by a crafts person or artisan. The whole concept also suggests individuality, yet the stalls, and there weren't many (about a dozen), were all clad alike in the garish purple and green colours emblazoned with Wakefield council's logo.
With the exception of some gorgeous honey from a local bee farmer, sold under the lovely name "Stickeys", there was no locally farmed produce at all. No fruit, no veg, no dairy, no meats. A lot of the so-called "crafts" looked like mass produced items rather than hand made, individually created pieces, and all in all, the whole thing was a great disappointment.
|Stickey's Honey - the one good thing at Wakefield Farmers Market|
Wakefield? Nil point, you have a very long way to go before you're on the bottom rung of the ladder other Yorkshire markets are on.