SO9198 : Freshly dug local vegetables in Wolverhampton Market

taken 8 years ago, near to Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Freshly dug local vegetables in Wolverhampton Market
Freshly dug local vegetables in Wolverhampton Market
A busy market stall where you can expect to queue especially on a Friday or Saturday morning. This very popular grower, known as the "dirty carrot man" sells a lot of his own excellent home grown produce as well as other bought in fruit and vegetables. His own potatoes and other root crops taste second to none, and his sprouts on the stem in November/December ... Mmmmm! October to December, try his bunches of freshly pulled carrots, with all the leaves on!! Deep orange ... excellent flavour... or if he's sold out just have a kilo of dirties, straight out of the ground. Try his own January King cabbages in November to February-ish - the best cabbage in the world, they say :-)
This is exactly the kind of trader we do not want to lose as the further redevelopment of the area eventually progresses. Still going strong 2014!

In recent years this market has declined considerably, various causes being suggested, such as the original move away from the city centre, the increasing rental costs, and the non-replacement of an adjacent one hour free parking facility when the multi-storey car park was demolished. If the council really wants this market to thrive again there are two particular ideas which might help: 1. Return the stalls to the city centre* (Dudley Street is regularly used for farmer's markets, Hungarian markets and other similar events; why not our local traders of staple foods and other goods?) 2. Reinstate limited free parking in the nearby car park.

* the present nicely paved Market Square could then be used for the special events and other purposes.

Update November 2014: Free parking for one hour is now available in the new Sainsbury's about 200 metres away.
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Friday, 2 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 911 983 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.9785N 2:7.9582W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 911 983
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