But it's not the yarn stands I'm bothered about, as the wonderful Mrs Moon is just down the road, and I really do have plenty of skeins stashed away. I'm sad about missing milliner Deirdre Hawken, who has an artist's stand this year.
I was fascinated by her beaded Cauliflower Headpiece in the 2009 Hats exhibition at the V&A. And later, having corresponded with Deirdre via email and seen more of her work, I fell head-over-heels for her Broad Bean Salad Hat:
image: Deirdre Hawken
Our fresh-picked beans from the plot may be good, but Deirdre's beans are fabulous!