The Colchester Farmers’ Market celebrates its 10th Birthday on Friday the 5th July.
Andrew Wilkinson of en-form who runs the Farmers’ Market said ‘At its peak we had 28 stalls and over 900 customers which coincided with the great interest in local food issues a few years ago. In common with the rest of the economy and other local companies the Farmers’ Market has not done quite so well in recent years as customers have had to tighten their belts. However there is still a wide range of locally produced food available, not only your basic fruit, veg, meat and fish but specialist and more unusual treats to try’.
There is still a lot of interest in buying quality locally produced food particularly in the wake of the Horsemeat scandal. Although our local Farmers have had a tough time recently with challenging weather conditions and many well loved local traders have had to give up recently, the Farmers’ Market has every intention of being here for another 10 years.
The Farmers’ Market will be held on Friday the 5th July at the Colchester Arts Centre from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.