The Eveleigh Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday morning at the old Carriage Works (a amazing place in itself) at 243 Wilson Street, Darlington. Under the enormous canopy of a massive tin shed, what you could cynically describe as hobby farmers peddle their rather expensive olive oil, smoked trout, preserves, artisan pâtisserie, olive oils in myriad flavours, still-warm apple pies, rich, heavy sausages and handmade ravioli to browsing trendies in trilbies and sunglasses. I love it. A gentle golden retriever with only one good eye watched benignly over the doggie biscuit stand; a model with a sequinned gilet posed by the organic vegetables; the cupcake maker flatly refused to allow me to photograph his wares (worried about intellectual property theft, perhaps?); and the whole shebang shut down at 1pm sharp, or else - I just got in under the wire to buy delicate orange tulips and beautiful, tightly furled ranunculus in cream and deep red hues.