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Article by Editorial | 21st September 2019

Celebrations for The Goods Shed

The Goods Shed, Canterbury’s local farmers’ market, food hall and restaurant is celebrating its 18th year in the city.

Founder Susanna Sait started the business in 2001, transforming a Victorian railway goods shed just next to Canterbury West Station into what has become a stunning destination and flourishing community of passionate producers and Kentish foodies. Her inspiration is drawn from her childhood as a farmer’s daughter: eating the seasons directly from the farm and pulled that day from the garden, recreating the nostalgia of her mother’s kitchen table, and reliving the bygone days of good, honest food with little fuss or waste.

The market is abundant with local produce piled high, available six days a week, taking Kent’s best and freshest out of the weekly treat and making it a daily staple for customers – from the cheesemaker’s, to one of the only fresh fishmongers in East Kent, to the nose-to-tail butchery and more.

The restaurant, widely regarded by critics and guides across the country for having food “worth moving house for”, has been led by chef Rafael Lopez since the earliest days, creating his twice-daily changing menu from no further than the produce in the market.

Image © Sally / The Goods Shed Farmers Market, Canterbury

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