Village ready for return of the farmers' market

PUBLISHED: 08:17 23 March 2009 | UPDATED: 07:12 30 May 2010

A VILLAGE farmers market that looked consigned to history has been resurrected by a local mother intent on providing a community feel-good factor. Takeley Silver Jubilee Hall will open its doors on April 4 and once again welcome stallholders selling meats

A VILLAGE farmers market that looked consigned to history has been resurrected by a local mother intent on providing a community feel-good factor.

Takeley Silver Jubilee Hall will open its doors on April 4 and once again welcome stallholders selling meats, vegetables, fruit, honey, cheese, and beers amongst a range of other things.

Market organiser, Sue Sadler, said: "With new houses being built around the area I hope that new people will come and mix with the older generation and we can promote community spirit in the village.

"The stalls will have plenty of bargains for people and we hope to see everyone there at the start of every month."

Charities will run the kitchen at the market, with a different one in charge every month. The girl guides have already been booked in Christmas snacks.

Mrs Sadler said: "On offer every time is a free cup of tea with every snack purchased and as the first month is just before Easter the tea room will serve Hot Cross Buns.

"For the future though we are very conscious of the carbon footprint, so we want to encourage people from other villages as well to come here and to buy local where possible."

The market, which was last in action in September, saw a decline in numbers before the previous organisers decided to move away from the area.

Now it will reopen from 9am to 11.30am on Saturday April 4, and will then be available every first Saturday of each month.

For more details or if you would like to add your stall to a growing list, contact Sue Sadler on 01279 873409.

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