This week sees Painswick-based, flavoured organic grass-fed ghee start-up, Karobi’s Ghee at the market (every 4th Saturday) and I’m delighted to announce that Karobi’s Ghee has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 3-star Great Taste Award for its “Plain Ghee” in its first year of business.

Karobi’s 2023 Great Taste 3-Star Award Winning traditional plain ghee, crafted only from organic grass-fed butter, simmered at low temperature for many hours in small batches until the milk solids have separated and caramelised, giving Karobi’s Ghee its distinctive delicious nutty, fudgy” brown butter” flavour. Known for its health properties and used in traditional Ayurvedic practice for many centuries.

Elsewhere plums are in full swing, and the apple season is rolling, with early varieties available at several stalls. The onions and garlic are dry now and potato varieties are moving on from new, although there are still some lovely new Charlotte’s available at Good Small Farms. Sweet and hot peppers are available, finally starting to turn to red from green and both runner and green beans are in abundance.

The heat wave and fires in Southern Europe have devastated many acres of ancient olive groves and olive oil is likely to rocket in price. Luckily, we have our monthly guest stall Rustic Puglia who sell olive oil direct from their farm in Puglia in Southern Italy.

Look out for coffee and cake at Daisy’s Farm café and a selection of mouthwatering treats at JR Cakes.