Archive for seafood

Sala Seafoods

sala-seafoodsSala Seafoods van run by a father and daughter team is to be found just outside the entrance to the auction rooms, off Cattle Market Street. His son has not gone into fishing, but the family tradition looks set to continue as his young grandson regularly goes out in the boat with him; he is keen to be a fisherman when he leaves school, and is already very skilled and neat working with knots, and making pots.

Where are you from?
Holt.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market? s
About 9 years.

What are your opening times here?
7am until sold out (usually 12 – 1pm)

What other markets do you attend?
None.

What led you to running this stall?
I am a crab fisherman, fishing out from Overstrand, My family have been seafarers for hundreds of years, and my grandfather was a lighthouse keeper. I sell what I catch, which is quite a rarity now.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
I like meeting the people. We have a nice regular base of customers who come every week.

What do you sell ?
Shellfish – cockles, prawns, crabs, lobster and samphire when in season.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Weston’s Seafoods

weston-seafoodWillie Weston’s Seafoods stall is to be found in the Upper Market, just outside the Bistro.

Where are you from?
Blakeney where I have my own fish shop.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
Since November 2015 when I took over this spot on the retirement of Mr and Mrs Earl who ran a successful fish stall here since the 1960’s.

What are your opening times here?
6.15am – 3pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Creake Abbey and North Elmham market which is weekly on Mondays 9-12pm, plus the monthly Fakenham Farmers’ Market.

What led you to running this stall?
I have been a fisherman since I was 14 and am now nearly 60, so it has been my whole life.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
Absolutely brilliant people – they are so friendly. The Earls did a very good job before me, and the stall holders and customers have made me really welcome. I love the eclectic mix of stalls, the interesting mix of visitors and regular customers. There’s a really nice camaraderie on the market.

What are your best selling items?
Crabs, and ready made meals, fish pies, fish cakes, fish pat├ęs and a full range of seafood and fresh fish.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield