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Bideford Farmers’ Market enjoys success at new location

PUBLISHED: 10:04 16 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:09 16 September 2013

Traders Dan Garnett, Peter Down, Nick Wade, Chris Tozer, Sally Birt, Dave Braunton, Brian Madge and Sadie Humphreys with Bideford Chamber of Commerce president Paul Phipps, enjoying a farmer's breakfast. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

Traders Dan Garnett, Peter Down, Nick Wade, Chris Tozer, Sally Birt, Dave Braunton, Brian Madge and Sadie Humphreys with Bideford Chamber of Commerce president Paul Phipps, enjoying a farmer's breakfast. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

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Traders say they will be there come rain or shine throughout the winter months.

The farmers' market enjoyed sunshine on Saturday. Pic: Graham Hobbs. The farmers' market enjoyed sunshine on Saturday. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

TRADERS at Bideford Farmers’ Market enjoyed a roaring trade this weekend after their first event in Jubilee Square.

Local producers moved from the Quay, where the market is held over the summer months, to the new venue on Saturday.

Dan ‘the fishman’ Garnett, a member of the new association which has taken over the running of the market, said the response was ‘overwhelming’.

He said: “It was an outstanding success for out first market in this new location.

“We were overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest and enjoyed meeting old and new customers, as well as a number of visitors to the town.

“It was supposed to run from 9am until 1pm but it carried on afterwards because we were so busy.

“It’s taken one-and-a-half years of discussions with Devon County and Torridge District councils, and we’re really please it has come together.

“Come rain or shine, we’re a hardy bunch and we will be there throughout the whole winter.”

The market takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, and the next one will be on September 28.

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