Archive for fruit

Benbows Fruit & Vegetables

benbows-fruit-vegDenise and Carol run the colourful Benbows Fruit and Vegetable stall in the Upper Market, close to Betfreds.

Where are you from?
Holt.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
15 – 20 years.

What are your opening times here?
7am – 2.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Sheringham Saturday Market.

What led you to running this stall?
Nigel who runs Benbows shop, told me his father was a grower, and it has been a family business for 45 – 50 years. They have been running their Fakenham shop about 30 years.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
We love it. We like Fakenham as a town. The people are friendly. We look forward to coming here on a Thursday.

What do you sell ?
Fruit and vegetables – local grown wherever possible. We have Sharrington strawberries in season, and also free range eggs.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Sizeland Fruit & Veg

sizeland-fruit-vegDaniel runs RC Sizeland’s traditional fruit and vegetable stall on the market area to your right as you walk through from Bridge Street.

Where are you from?
Dereham.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
3 months. We have taken over the pitch that has previously been a fruit and veg stall for many many years.

What are your opening times here?
6.30am – 2pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Dereham (Tuesday and Friday) and Reepham.

What led you to running this stall?
My father started this market stall based business in 1970 and I took over from him.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
It’s nice to see a lot of people about, lots of variety of stalls – a bit of everything here, plenty of choice.

What do you sell ?
We pride ourselves on having local grown fruit and vegetables wherever possible. All our vegetables are local and today we also have local blueberries, plums and raspberries.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Seekings Fruit & Veg

seekings-fruit-vegAnthony and Pauline and family run Seekings – a large self-service fruit and vegetable stall with an amazing range of produce. Their stall is usually in the Upper Market, but due to the building works they are currently to be found on the road between Barclays and the cinema.

Where are you from?
Kings Lynn.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
Since January 1988.

What are your opening times here?
8am – 2.30pm

What other markets do you attend?
Kings Lynn Tuesday Market and Thetford Saturday Market.

What led you to running this stall?
Anthony: I used to be in growing, my father was a market gardener. Pauline: One day when the youngest of our three children was only 14 months old, he came home and said he had just bought a fruit and veg shop for me to run! That led later to us running market stalls.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
The friendly people – we get all types including local nobility, TV stars, local residents and tourists.

What do you sell and what are your best selling items?
What don’t we sell?! We sell a full range of local vegetables and fruit, but the most popular items are the more exotic ones: Thai, Indian, Asian and Caribbean. We sell Papaya, Jack fruit, Durian, Kerala, Chow-chow, kohlrabi, artichokes, fresh turmeric, 9 sorts of aubergine, generous bunches of fresh herbs, 20 kinds of tomato, white, red and black currants, blueberries….and much much more!

Interview by Dawn Wakefield