Planting down his roots. Ted's will be at Midsomer Norton Farmers Market this Saturday

  Posted: 27.09.21 at 12:06 by The Editor

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Along with a some new faces there will be one very recognisable face this coming Saturday - Ted's Plants.

Nub News caught up with Ted, who tells us he has been gardening since he was 12 at his plot in Radstock, at the Frome carnival fete in Victoria Park.

It had been a good selling session for Ted, who says his favourite plants are always the fuschias, but also offers more exotic plants such as the snake plant.

Ted says selling at markets is always excitingly unpredictable. He told Nub News: " You can take the best looking plant - and not sell it - and then you have an ugly plant and wow you could sell it again and again and it disappears.

" The only exception is that is the fuchsias, everyone loves a fuchsia, I sold out at a market last week of them, the first time ever. I have no idea why but but they are so popular and it seems everyone wants one."

Along with Ted's plants the line up this Saturday will also include Glastonbury Ferments a small company creating gut friendly sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha from local vegetables-come and find out why so many people are turning to these foods and what health benefits they offer.

One of the more unusual plants Ted is selling - a snake flower


Redwoods Farm will be returning with their beef ,free range poultry and lamb and eggs reared on their farm where they practice regenerative methods to support the eco system.

If you missed them last week also pay a visit to Whitehorse Micro Greens who produce nutrient rich micro herbs, salads and vegetables.

The full Line Up :

Blueridge Farm- pies & scotch eggs & duck eggs with ingredients from Janes smallholding.
Bristol Woodturning- hand crafted items
Cesars Coffee- roasted by Cesar from his native Columbia
Glastonbury Ferments- a wide range of fermented foods
Friary Drinks /The Still Sisters- Frome based distillery
Honey Cider- traditionally crafted cider with a contemporary twist
Pig Patch Pigs- Free range rare breed Pork including sausages & bacon
Redwoods Farm- Grass fed beef and free range poultry & eggs & lamb
Root Connections- organically grown veg /salads/flowers & preserves & pestos
Somerset Cheese Company- master cheesemaker Phil produces these cheeses from buffalo, sheep, cow & goats milk
Sea Foods- Burnham on Sea based award-winning fishmonger
Timmys Chillies- Jellies & marmalades with a chilli kick
The Happy Forager- Gourmet cultivated and foraged mushrooms
Teds Plants- Radstock based plant nursery
The Pudding Kitchen- dessert maker extrordinare come early for the full range
Wookey Goat Farm- cheeses, milk, meat & soap from the farm
Wainwrights Bee Farm- with over six varieties of honey and wax wraps
Whitehorse Farm Microgreens

Guests will include the Royal British Legion with their Poppy Appeal and the Friends of Chilcompton Surgery.

To find out more about the farmers and producers click HERE: the Somerset Farmers Market site

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