Local food fans have a tasty springtime treat to look forward too, with Saltburn Farmers’ Market back after a winter break with its first event of the year on Saturday 9 March.
The brand new season follows hot on the heels of the popular monthly Market’s glowing annual survey results and, according to Market organisers, there’s never been a better time to buy local!
Market organiser Lorna Jackson said: “The first Farmers’ Market of the year is a sure sign that spring is in the air, and we can’t wait to get started again.
“We had some great news in January when the results of our annual survey came in – showing that we more than doubled our visitor numbers last year.
“But we were especially delighted that a big majority of shoppers thought the wide range of fresh local produce difficult to find elsewhere was their favourite thing about the Market.
“And that was before the outcry caused by the ongoing horsemeat scandal – something that really made people sit up and think how and where their food actually comes from.
“Alternatively, everyone involved with the Farmers’ Market has a great passion for good locally produced food.
“We’re proud to say that all our produce is either grown, reared, caught, brewed, baked or made by the stallholders – generally from within a 50-mile radius.
“That’s not only good for the environment – saving thousands of air, road & sea miles – it’s great for shoppers who can chat freely with the stallholders and know exactly where their food is coming from.”
Lorna added: “I can’t wait to see all our stallholders back together again for the start of another year.
“It’s a perfect time to come to Saltburn and stay all day. Wander round the Market, the shops, the cafes, the art galleries, the salesrooms, the pier, and maybe even the beach and the woods. That’s what Saltburn’s all about.”
- Saltburn Farmers’ Market returns for a brand new season on Saturday 9 March at 9am, just outside Sainsbury’s, near the Railway Station. A popular mix of favourite stalls and special guests sell a mix of fresh seasonal fruit & veg, meat & game, free-range eggs, honey & jams, cakes & fudge, wild mushrooms, fresh herbs & chillies, wine & cheese, plus a range of local art & crafts.
For further updates and info, see the Saltburn Farmers’ Market facebook page.