This is what we found...
As always, the coffee from Monmouth was delicious and now no need to hoof up to Borough Market and queue with the tourists - hurrah! Also tempting pastries on sale and next door, cheeses from Neal's Yard as well as cream, ice-cream and other tantalising dairy things.
Staying with the pavement, despite there being a building site adjacent, we followed the arches along, past the Lassco premises to The Ropewalk, where the 'Kernel' micro-brewery is based as well as 'The Ham & Cheese Company'. The children thought it was quite an adventure with the trains rumbling past overhead and the industrial feel of the area. A little further along, we found Fern Verrow Vegetables and bought some lovely tomatoes and apples.
I understand that the Saturday opening from 9-2pm has been going for at least a couple of months and I wish them well. What with the Farmer's Market in B Square, we are a little spoiled for choice I suppose. For what it's worth, BM will be supporting this little project, simply because these people have (literally) invested in the local area, creating jobs and revitalising an otherwise quiet/dead area, certainly at weekends.
Threading our way back along to Monmouth, it was beginning to get quite busy. The setting is on a different scale but the exercise reminded me of how Borough Market used to feel before it turned into a tourist, gourmet-fast-food destination.
(All photos by the junior newshound).