Vendors set up awning covered booths for the Saturday Market. Hundreds of people flock to King Edward Street to contribute to a fair-like atmosphere.
Vendors from around the region set up booths just off High Street in Perth from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (and twice in December). So we grabbed our re-usable grocery bags (which are needed here) and set out to beat the midday rush. There are about 30 canopies along King Edward Street, few enough that we can stroll by each one and then go back to our favorites. And that is just what we did.
The seafood table had cooked lobster, crab, and fresh salmon. Haddock and sole were the top sellers. The was the busiest booth at the Market.
This fellow’s apron reads ‘I Love Hot Pepper Jelly.’ As it turns out, so do I, so I got some. The back label reads ‘After opening store near your plate.’ I love that!
Paul, the beer guy from St. Andrews told us his company was owned by an American who came to St. Andrews to play golf. When he asked what the local beer was, he was told there wasn’t any. So he funded a brewery. His name is Peter Coors. After sampling a few I bought some to take home.
These breads were amazing. We bought loaves of whole grain sourdough and hazelnut bran. We also got some scones and some of that cake you see in front.
Let’s see, we bought ginger cheddar, cranberry cheddar, grilled onion cheddar and cheddar with chives. Do you see a pattern here? She got us with the samples!
Fresh berries are still in season, so we got some raspberries.
Homemade candies – what do you think?
We could have eaten at the Market, but we had already purchased enough. We saw much more, too. The people were open and friendly. They even seemed to like our “American accents.” Hmm – I never knew I had an accent.