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Jesmond Dene & The Monthly Food Market

A few of weeks ago James and I woke up to a perfectly crisp Autumn day, the sky was bright blue and the ground was covered in a carpet of orange, brown and gold leaves. There was only one thing for it, a leisurely stroll through Jesmond Dene to blow away the cobwebs and cure our hangovers from the night before.

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Jesmond Dene is a tranquil wooded valley with the river Ouseburn running through it, it’s full of wildlife, waterfalls and wonderful walks. You’d never know you just minutes from Newcastle city centre!

It’s particularly pretty at this time of year and perfect place to hunt for conkers!

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Our Autumn walk led us to Armstrong Bridge where we stumbled upon the Jesmond Food Market. Every third Saturday of the month, local producers line the bridge selling their wares and it’s a haven for rumbling tums!

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Excuse my make up free hungover face!

My eyes lit up when I spotted some of my favourite local food businesses including Longhorns, Geordie Banger Co and Papa Ganoush, mouthwatering aromas filled the air and I was so spoilt for choice, I didn’t know where to try first!

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In the end my sweet tooth got the better of me and I simply had to try some of those gorgeous little macaroons, they were divine! We also picked up some locally produced Rapeseed Oil of the bargain price of £3!

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I could have pottered around the stalls all afternoon chatting to the friendly suppliers who were clearly passionate about their products but all too soon it was time to head home. Thankfully, it’s not long till the next Jesmond Food Market!

For event details you can follow the organisers on twitter @JesFoodMkt

Have you been to Jesmond Food Market before? Which stalls did you choose to eat from?

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