Bury Market . . it just sounds good before you even start! If you are a foodie and can get to Lancashire it is a must visit venue.
On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays Bury town centre boasts over 500 retailers at Bury's World Famous Market. In the centre of the Market is a state of the art Fish and Meat Hall, the Plaza, which is a modern, hygienic, market building. Take a look through some on my photos:
Glorious greens in bunches . . . next to onions, garlics and other vegetables.
Bury Market offers traditional values, modern shopping and inexpensive parking. Every year Bury Market attracts hundreds of thousands of shoppers drawn by the many bargains and sheer variety that can be found there.
Black puddings locally made and of exceptional quality. Scotch eggs came to mind . . . soft centres and black pudding enriched sausage coating, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried off until crisp and golden. Black puddings were on my list and I purchased them with great satisfaction.
Chorley and Eccles cakes and oven bottoms and muffins and home-made cakes. There is nothing quite like a buttered chorley cake and a cuppa apart from a warm eccles cake!!
Cheeses such as Lanachire Mild, Lancashire Creamy, Lancashire Tasty and some Lancashires with fried onions. There were also some interesting blue cheeses. I bought Blacksticks Blue, Butlers Farmhouse cheese made at the Wilson Fields, Lancashire.
Bury Market has been voted a "Top Ten UK food market". It is a popular destination with many U.K. coach companies and has gained the reputation of 'Bury's World Famous Market' from the many customers all over the world who keep coming back to visit.
Fish and shelfish. just look at the colours! My memories of potting shrimps came flooding back, a quart of shrimps bought in little cone shaped bags and then cooked in butter . . .
Meats and poultry beautifully presented and from the region.
After all the food . . . I must also add the market was a treasure trove for fabrics, bags and . . . as you can see, bargain bras!! Lancashire women have all the luck.
It was a good trip, a brilliant market with such friendly people . . . we headed for home to cook our treasure . . .
Thanks Bury Market!!