Market place, Poulton le Fylde by happypat

Market place, Poulton le Fylde

I had to pop & pick up a carpet receipt in Poulton this morning.
On a Monday there is a thriving market in the square so I went to buy soft fruit for the B&Bers.

Poulton is a town I very rarely visit even though it's our nearest largest shopping place.
It was very nice in the sunshine this morning but I never saw anyone I knew....no good for me!

Fracking has started today in our area......scary stuff when it's only around six miles as the crow flies away from us.

Will watch with interest how things go.


Three good things:
1. A lovely weekend.
2. The little thatched cottage down our lane is up for sale. We are all glad because the guy that owns it usually lets it out to all & sundry....we have had some very weird tenants in the past!
3. A big bag of small tomatoes for £1.
Interesting that a lot of the products are still plastic wrapped like the supermarkets
October 15th, 2018  
bep
Nice place to buy fresh food.
October 15th, 2018  
@yorkshirekiwi Yes I was rather amazed at that, not good practice at all. I used my net bags I brought home from NZ.
October 15th, 2018  
We now have a small pop up market close by on Sunday afternoons. I enjoy seeing new vegetables almost every time I go.
October 15th, 2018  
Lovely bright scene. Sounds worrying having the fracking so close.
October 15th, 2018  
A lovely colourful market scene
October 15th, 2018  
I wonder how it got that name - sounds either French or Welsh! Lots of good vegetables and fruit here but do notice as @yorkshirekiwi says, all the plastic here! I suppose its hygienic as you don't want people picking up fruit or veggies then putting them back!
October 15th, 2018  
So lovely to get to a market place for your fruit and veg. - lots of healthy looking choice there !
October 15th, 2018  
I don't think enough is known about fracking, but It's started now so lets see what happens. Hopefully nothing untoward.
This looks like a very popular market. Good shot.
October 15th, 2018  
Lots of lovely fresh fruit and veg, shame some are wrapped in plastic though.
October 16th, 2018  
A lovely array of fresh fruit and veg
October 16th, 2018  
Markets are amazing places. We only have small ones near us but I loved this after being at the huge one not far from Laura's apartment this morning.
Quite overwhelming in some ways!
I heard about the fracking starting on BBC website last night and thought of you. I think you had some of the contractors staying when the initial work was going on! Very difficult to know all the positives and negatives. Hi prefer solar panel farms I think rather than disturbing the earth. Complicated times.
October 16th, 2018  
Love a market! Jury is out with me as to whether fracking is good or bad. It is certainly a good fuel to use and plenty of it available and far more effective than solar or wind power in this country, but controversial to obtain when it is near homes. I shall be interested in how you feel about it as time goes by.
October 16th, 2018  
@casablanca That is exCtly how I feel about fracking too, fuel has to come from somewhere & we don't want to have to rely on Russia!
October 16th, 2018  
@louannwarren So many new veg around, I am a bit conservative & seem to stick to the same ones!
October 16th, 2018  
@sarah19 Love the farmers markets in NZ too, lots of home produced food & veg, plus eggs wine waffles etc on a Sunday morning it's a lovely trip out.
October 16th, 2018  
@onewing @Dawn @beryl @carolmw The plastic was only on the stuff at the front, the bulk stuff.
October 16th, 2018  
@dide @gamelee Will watch with interest the fracking, not near enough to cause any inconvenience or adverse drop in house prices here yet but there is a well abandoned one mile from us which may be a different matter, I'm being a NIMBY here! I agree in principle the idea but if we have another Earth tremor it will be curtains I think. Massive demonstrations on Blackpool road, a road I never have cause to travel on but a nightmare for residents. Fashion designer Vivian Westwood there today apparently & we've had Emma Thompson!
October 16th, 2018  
@maggiemae Sounds French doesn't it, I could google it & find out but not inclined. It looked lovely yesterday but not home like our Garstang is....I do like a good chat when I'm shopping!!
October 16th, 2018  
Lovely scene, but like a few others I note with disappointment the plastic wrapping on the cucumber and peppers in the foreground. Surely unnecessary. We live in interesting but complicated times. I have a big thing about reducing plastic - but it's actually really difficult to do sometimes when everything is covered in it. Fracking? Who knows?! And then our son bombards us with negative information about the meat and dairy industry and now I feel guilty when I consume meat (which is not a lot, but still ...). I think we're about to go through a major revolution of 'life as we know it' over the coming decades. I'd love to fast forward for a glimpse of life in the year 2040 - just as long as I can come straight back once I've found out!!!
October 16th, 2018  
A lovely colourful market scene. I won’t get on my high horse about fracking and plastic wrapping but I feel very, very strongly about both.
October 16th, 2018  
@jamibann @susiemc Yes I agree about all this plastic, I particularly hate it on cucumbers, it's hard to get off & no need for it. I have lots of net bags fir my fruit & veg. I can't understand why the fruit & veg are loose in shops but only have plastic bags to put them in. The fracking is a bit scary round here but I am on the fence at the moment...we shall see in another few months. Don't get me on the subject of farming meat & dairy, as you would imagine I am full of counter discussions to the vegan & vegetarian options but like anything else it's a choice we each have. Some are far too militant though!
October 16th, 2018  
A French sounding name but more plastic than I have ever seen in a market in France!
October 16th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Only this end of the trestle table Hazel, I wished I had looked closer while I was there now Hazel because I never really noticed all the plastic, certainly the majority was unwrapped & no plastic. Must have been a reason!
October 16th, 2018  
@happypat

Well I guess plastic keeps fresh food fresh - but is still much maligned! Home tomorrow from Scotland. I can get here thanks to Flybe. Lovely to see Clare and her little Spanish rescue dog Ludo and the weather has been kind.
October 16th, 2018  
What an interesting name for the town, lovely market pic but I'm like you Pat, need to meet some folk I know to make it fun!
October 20th, 2018  
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