Sunshine launch for farmers' market

TORRIDGE District Council Leader James Morrish officially opened the first Farmer's Market of 2009 along Bideford s refurbished quayside on Saturday morning. In glorious sunshine and under blue skies the transformation of the Quay into a food lover s para

TORRIDGE District Council Leader James Morrish officially opened the first Farmer's Market of 2009 along Bideford's refurbished quayside on Saturday morning.In glorious sunshine and under blue skies the transformation of the Quay into a food lover's paradise brought crowds in from across the district and beyond. They were able to browse the quayside stalls of local produce including fresh fish, meats and vegetables, cheeses and chutneys, homemade baked goodies, herbs, cider and sauces, preserves, plants, pickles and p‰te.Councillor Morrish said, "I am delighted that once again we are hosting the Farmers' Market and offering local producers an opportunity to display their goods and expand their customer base. Having lived and worked in the rural community all my life, I know how important small businesses are to this and coastal areas. The council is committed in its support."Market spokesman Dan Garnett said: Working with Torridge District Council here helps showcase the excellence and variety of North Devon rural and coastal produce to both residents and visitors. It gives us a great chance to sell directly to the public and reduce the food chain and food miles."Producers from across the Torridge district will be displaying their wares along Bideford Quay from 9am on every second and fourth Saturday in each month (except May 23rd) until the end of September.For more information, or to book a pitch, please contact Vikki Braddick on 01237 428736 or email vikki.braddick@torridge.gov.uk


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