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Stallholder portrait - Debbie's Dog Treats

Thames Market

Debbie’s stall is quite the opposite of a dog’s breakfast – all the delicacies for the town’s pooches are neatly aligned and labelled. Her love of dogs got her to find the Dog Treats she is selling on Thames Market. “I started buying seconds, things that might end up as waste but are …View moreDebbie’s stall is quite the opposite of a dog’s breakfast – all the delicacies for the town’s pooches are neatly aligned and labelled. Her love of dogs got her to find the Dog Treats she is selling on Thames Market. “I started buying seconds, things that might end up as waste but are gourmet food” for any canine. The treats, venison ears, wind pipes etc., are smoked, and dried, and packed in “fully compostable packaging, made from corn starch”. The packaging has another advantage. “If the dogs get into the cupboard to steel treats, they won’t choke” because the packaging material will just dissolve in their mouth. Debbie’s stall is a magnet for dog lovers also for another reason – her three-legged rescued dog Tessa. After an accident one front leg had to be amputated but that didn’t change Tessa’s friendly nature – she likes people and people like her. “She is quite famous and some people come especially to say hello to her”, says Debbie.

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13 days ago

Stallholder portrait

Thames Market

Each week we want to portrait one stallholder at Thames Market. This time it's Greg with his great selection of pre-loved books -
Greg’s stall embraces the corner Pahau and Pollen Streets. He has been there almost every Saturday for the last 12 years. “I used to help at markets in …View more
Each week we want to portrait one stallholder at Thames Market. This time it's Greg with his great selection of pre-loved books -
Greg’s stall embraces the corner Pahau and Pollen Streets. He has been there almost every Saturday for the last 12 years. “I used to help at markets in Auckland on book stalls”, and when he moved to Thames he decided to run his own stall. “I’m more of a non-fiction man,” he says and the wide range of factual literature on his market tables confirms this. “But I also have a ‘Penguin’ section”, which started out as a table with fiction from that famous publisher and has developed into an admirable selection of hard to find prints. He favours covers of the 1950s and later that tell a story of their own (see picture). Like other stallholders and patrons, he has noticed that ours is “the driest market” with its almost uncanny luck for fine weather. He also values the market’s social interaction and the personal contact with the customers. And if they look for a special title or subject area, be sure Greg will be able to find it.

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433 days ago

Mussel Fritter stall back at Thames Market

Thames Market

After some time without mussel fritters, we now have again a fantastic new outfit called "Firth - Tikapa Moana" at Thames Market. The gourmet mussel fritters are prepared by Nil Lockley, a UK trained chef. Nik and his family offer fritters and mussel chowder and are planning to extend …View moreAfter some time without mussel fritters, we now have again a fantastic new outfit called "Firth - Tikapa Moana" at Thames Market. The gourmet mussel fritters are prepared by Nil Lockley, a UK trained chef. Nik and his family offer fritters and mussel chowder and are planning to extend their range of mussel based delicacies. Make sure to come down early to Thames Market; they were sold out way before market closure the last two times.

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