This won’t be the first time you have heard that the “Teme Valley Farmer’s Market” is a favorite. Let me reveal, however one reason for the passion. THE BREAD…..and most especially the CHELSEA BUNS. The second Sunday of the month (this month is 10th February, one after is 10th March; market runs 10.30-1pm) is sacred – a trip to the Market at the Talbot, Knightwick, Worcestershire involves a smacking of the lips in anticipation as I wait (and sometimes queue) for bread and buns to emerge from the ovens of Lorentzen Bakery which is tucked away behind the old coaching inn. Lorentzen make the most satisfyingly sour of sour dough loaves – so holey, like an extreme gruyere. The loaves are laid down for later in the day but the buns (hot, sweet and cinammony) barely survive the first few stiles on our walk in the Valley and here is one route we sometimes take, if you fancy trying out my idea of a perfect Sunday morning. If you feel like a day long ramble the produce stalls supply a very superior and local picnic.

sour dough from Lorentzen bakery at Teme Valley Farmers Market

Teme Valley Walk

1 1/2 hour walk – moderate terrain – a lovely walk, with just one part that is a little wet, so good boots are necessary. Click here for directions. If you would like to print the directions, save it to your desktop and open in Adobe Reader, from here you can make a print-out.