Saturday sunshine brought shoppers out in force again at the weekend, as a ‘buzzy’ Saltburn Farmers’ Market celebrated National Honey Week. (Saturday 12 May).
Honey was the theme of the day, with shoppers also enjoying the Market’s popular mix of fresh locally produced fruit & veg, meat & game, cheese, wine, plants & herbs, cakes, fudge, pottery, wool and artworks.
Lorna Jackson of Farmers’ Market organisers Food First said: “It’s been another amazing day at Saltburn. We’ve been busy right through the day, with over 40 young people and their families enjoying our Bizzy Bees Treasure Hunt this morning.
“Again, a lot of our stallholders have sold out by lunchtime, and we’d like to thank everyone who came along and made it such an enjoyable day.
“It’s always great to see so many regular and brand new customers who share our passion for good local food, and we can’t wait for our next Market here on Saturday 9 June.”
• Saltburn Farmers’ Market: Saturday 9 June. Over 25 stalls include a mix of fresh seasonal locally produced fruit & veg, meat & game, cheese, wine, plants & herbs, cakes, fudge, pottery, wool and artworks. Just outside Sainsbury’s, near Saltburn Railway Station, starts at 9am.
• Further Market’s take place on the second Saturday of the month; July 14, September 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8.
Images and text courtesy of Rob O'Connor
Background information on Saltburn Farmers’ Market:
• Organised by Food First, a social enterprise of over 20 locally based food producers and retailers, Saltburn Farmers’ Market aims to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of locally produced food.
• The first Saltburn Farmers’ Market survived blizzard conditions in Easter 2008, and has now become one of the most popular Farmers’ Markets in the North East – twice being named as Redcar & Cleveland’s ‘Best Social Enterprise.’ (2009 & 2011).
For further information on Saltburn Farmers’ Market, or to arrange interviews with Market Organiser Lorna Jackson, please call or text Rob O’Connor on 0779 0585 396. email: firstname.lastname@example.org