Loughborough Market Labels 6


In the medieval period and until very recently vegetables were very seasonal and some could not be obtained for much of the year. Many varieties of the vegetables we eat today have been changed from their original form to make them bigger and nicer to eat. Here are some of the common vegetable that would have been seen on Loughborough market in season.

Villagers would grow all their vegetables themselves, and bring in their excess to market to sell to the townsfolk who sometimes had less space to grow. The burgage plots off Baxter Gate and Church gate are long gardens in which some townsfolk would be growing their own produce and keeping pigs and hens.


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