CELEBRATING SPECIAL DAYS AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY INCREASES FOOTFALL AT FARMERS MARKET

Footfall at this month’s Farmers Market in Crewkerne increased with the addition of a children’s activity corner and celebration of special days. April’s Farmers Market coincided with National Tea Day, with shoppers delighted to stop for a cuppa at the pop-up vintage tea shop in Henhayes Community Centre, run by Justine of bespoke bakery service Can I Bake You A Cake? which is based in Hinton St George. The date also coincided with Her Majesty, The Queen’s 92nd birthday. Although no-one else at the market was celebrating their birthday on the same day, sisters Pam Christopher and Sandie Smith met up for a pot of tea and cakes to celebrate Pam’s birthday which was three days earlier on the Wednesday.

Families, many of whom were visiting the Farmers Market for the first time, were delighted with the new addition of the children’s area, where the youngsters enjoyed colouring pictures. Also putting in an appearance for the first time were Fussels Fine Foods, selling a range of quality single cold pressed Extra Virgin rapeseed oils, vinaigrettes, dressings, mayonnaise and sauce. Another new-comer India In A Jar with chef Collin Periera, brought artisan Indian cuisine in a jar to the market place. The versatile ready to eat meat, fish and vegetable curry products are made in Devon using local produce and the finest of Indian spices.

Hannah Palmer, who has recently taken on promoting the Farmers Market in Crewkerne said: “It was great to welcome new shoppers and new producers to our monthly Farmers Market in Crewkerne, as well as welcoming back our regular stall holders. The Farmers Market offers a wide range of quality local food and drink and is brimming with talented food producers.” The idea of a special theme for the monthly markets is definitely catching on. Next month’s market on Saturday May 19th, coincides with National Strawberry Picking Weekend and Hannah is looking at strawberries being the main theme and happy to report that the children’s activity corner will be back again.

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