I LOVE nothing more than whiling away the hours at a farmer's market.
Here in Birmingham, we are very lucky to be frequented by decent farmer's market in one district, or another, pretty much every weekend.
I am never short of finding somewhere to pick up a punnet of freshly-picked blackberries, a homemade loaf of artisan bread, or a handful of venison sausages.
However, I was over the moon to discover that there's soon to be one just a stone's throw from my home.
And I throw stones like a girl.
From next Friday (May 29) there will be a monthly local produce market in BrindleyPlace, between 10am and 2pm.
My mouth is already watering at the glossy leaflet's promise of locally produced fruit, vegetable, wines and pastries.... and anything else I can lay my greedy mitts on!
The market is being organised by Sketts, who put on the regular produce fayres in Birmingham New Street, and Harborne High Street.
Sketts also host celebrated markets in Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Warwick, so my expectations are high.
In June the market will be on Friday 26.
Here I come...!
For more details on the new BrindleyPlace market visit www.sketts.co.uk