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    Pewter Replicas: Recreating the Renaissance

    by Kiriel Written Jan 8, 2004

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    Mainly an online business, Pewter Replicas supplies Canterbury Cathedral, Hampton Court, the Tower of London, English Heritage, the National Trust, Historic Scotland, Shakespeare's Globe, the Plimoth Plantation, film and television companies, countless museums, and re-enactors everywhere with historically accurate pewter replicas.

    The quality is excellent

    What to buy: . Gorgeous reproduction spoons
    . Reproduction pre 1600 coins
    . brooches
    . ceremonial chains
    . crowns!
    . buttons
    . belt fittings
    . cups
    . plates
    . porringers

    What to pay: As little as 5 pounds or as much as you could afford... I had to restrain myself from spending too much, but I was able to get a plate, cup, knife, fork, 2 spoons, 5 brooches, 20 buttons and 20 belt mounts for under 150 pounds. The prices were very very reasonable.

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    Ludlow Markets, Castle Square: Town of continual market days!

    by aaaarrgh Updated Jan 22, 2005

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    Ludlow is famous for its good organic food. The area is a centre of England's organic farming industry. Fruit, vegetables, meat and fish are of the highest quality.

    Not surprisingly Ludlow takes every opportunity to sell its produce. There are more weekly markets in Ludlow than any other town I know.

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are all market days for food plants and general goods. On Sunday there is a 'flea-market' for bric-a-brac. On the days in-between it seems the stalls are used by other traders too.

    Once the second Thursday of every month there is also the Ludlow Local Produce Market, where all stallholders are local.

    What to buy: Organic food - tastier, no harmful chemicals for you or the environment.

    Check out the Butchers Shop on the corner of the Square too. It has dead bunny rabbits hanging either side of the window!!

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    Markets in the top of the town

    by Kiriel Updated Sep 20, 2006

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    Lludlow is a market town and has been for oh... about 700 years or so.

    Over the centuries some of the market stalls grew and were built up to eventually have permanent buildings. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is an open market in the centre of the village.

    What to buy: You can pick up cheese, a brace of pheasants, books, plants and other interesting odds and ends. Nearby are three Ludlow butchers which are apparently famous for their Ludlow sausages as well as the beautiful Herefordshire beef.

    Ludlow also has quite a range of shoe shops and woolen garment shops that are worth investigating.

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    Local Produce Market: Happy Food

    by lomi Updated Aug 24, 2010

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    One of the highlights of a trip to Ludlow is the Local Produce Market (or farmers' market). These stalls are handily located near the castle and main car parks. The outside stalls include many organic and locally grown producers, as well as the quirky foods I like that you never see in supermarkets, like wild boar.

    Held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month March-November
    Second Thursday of the month from December -February.

    What to buy: I bought wild boar sausages on my last trip, a basket full of organic vegetables, four different types of olives, and mini-lentil roasts in a variety of flavors.

    I particularly like 'Happy Meats' who offer, additive free, free-range, rare-breed pork and lamb.

    I licked my fingers thoroughly after eating their roast suckling pig, straight off the spit.

    The criteria for the producers are very strict. For example:

    All goods must be produced within 30 miles of Ludlow. The market committee may extend this to in exceptional circumstances e.g. for produce unavailable within the 30-mile radius (olives).

    All food or drink offered for sale must be grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stall holder. No ‘bought-in’ produce is allowed.
    Primary produce, including livestock, must have been grown or finished on the producers’ land.
    Processed foods must have been made in the defined area and use local ingredients wherever possible. In case of competition, priority will be given to those processed products which contain the higher proportion of local ingredients.

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    Ludlow Food Centre: Foodies Paradise

    by lomi Updated Feb 6, 2010

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    The Ludlow Food Centre is a the Harrods Food Hall of Shropshire, with knobs on.

    They are part of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate, which has 8000 acres of Shropshire countryside where all their beef, lamb and Gloucester Old Spot pork comes from, along with a selection of game and vegetables. Their ice creams and sorbets are made using local fruits and cream from their dairy.

    Also on the same site is their Conservatory Barn Cafe and the Post Office. Saturday & Sunday are the busiest days of the week

    Ludlow Food Centre Opening times

    Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
    Sun 10:30 - 16:30

    Conservatory Barn Cafe

    Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
    Sun 10:30 - 16:00

    Post Office

    Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30

    What to buy: At least 50% of the products on sale are made on the premises. They have a bakery, a deli, a butchers, vegetable stand, a dairy that uses milk from their own Friesian-Holstein cows, and locally made beers and wines.

    In the jams and pickles department the Thai Pear Pickle, Medium Cut Seville Marmalade and Celebration Jams have all won awards.

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    Ludlow Food Centre: Good local items

    by trvlrtom Written Jul 29, 2008

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    This is a great place to visit to get local and regional foods. Here they have baked goods, fresh seasonal produce, meats, cheese, jams and chutneys etc. There is also a restaurant, which we didn't try, and some outdoor tables, which we did use for our own little picnic.

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