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Market Produce

All farms, manor houses and estates were mainly self-sufficient and gardeners brought produce to the kitchens for use in the household.

Market baskets were used in this fashion up to Victorian times.

From Medieval or Tudor through to Georgian times, there was no packaging for any food bought and no shops as such.

You bought in bulk in either sacks, baskets, barrels or crates, from merchants, warehouses, markets or fairs.

In a town, day to day supplies were bought from markets and you had to supply your own containers and wrappings, e.g. jugs, bowls, baskets and cloth, while large leaves were often used for butter, soft cheese etc.

Market Baskets and Market Produce  (1480 - 1900)

Market Baskets