St Peter Port’s Fresh Friday Market fabulous food and flower treat

June 25th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Town and Farmers’ markets offer an appeal and pleasure not provided by supermarkets. Perhaps it’s the freshest of the locally produced food that is not heavily packaged, or its the relationship developed with the food producer and seller that provides a delightful shopping experience.

L'Escalier's apple and custard tart at the Fresh Friday Market on 22 June 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Fresh Friday Market takes place in Market Square, St Peter Port every Friday from about 8.30 am to 2.30 pm. The market is generating a pleasant atmosphere where people can enjoy cooked or prepared food on a nearby bench.

Sonia Taylor of Bailiwick Estates Ltd is president of the Fresh Friday Initiative, which aims to bring a market atmosphere back to Market Square in the centre of Town.

Guernsey food and flower producers are invited to contact the Fresh Friday Initiative to arrange to set-up a stall in Market Square on Friday morning.

Stalls can have access to electricity and running water.

To find out how to get involved call Sonia on 714243 or 07781 163666 or email freshfriday @

L'Escalier Fresh Friday Market menu board (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

L’Escalier offers samples of their delicious food, which are eagerly tasted.

L'Escalier's traditional Gâche Melée (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

L’Escalier served three pizza recipes. A vegetarian option includes tomato, sweet corn, mushrooms and cheese.

L'Escalier's pizza slices are devine (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

L’Escalier also sold a tomato, onion, bacon, olive and cheese pizza; and a tomato, bacon, black pudding and mushroom pizza.

L'Escalier's apple, sausage and black pudding pie (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Tan Blondin and Suwanna Smith prepare their delicious Thai noodle soup (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Besides prepared food, the Fresh Friday Market also has stalls selling fresh vegetables and fruits, fresh seafood, meat, breads, cheese, jams, lemon curd, and Guernsey free range eggs for £1.80 per half dozen.

Sue Ephgrave sells a wide variety of locally grown vegetables (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Some of the Guernsey grown vegetables sold by Sue Ephgrave at the Fresh Friday Market (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Guernsey grown fruit and vegetables at Sue Ephgrave's stall at the Fresh Friday Market on 22 June 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Besides food, fresh cut flowers, and potted plants are also available from a couple of vendors.

Selina Bichard of The New Rose Bowl sold a large variety of cut flowers and potted plants (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Fresh Friday Market potted plants on display by The New Rose Bowl (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The New Rose Bowl selling potted chrysanthemums at the Fresh Friday Market on 22 June 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)


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