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Hexham Farmers' Market in summer

Like farmers' markets all over the world, Hexham Farmers' Market gives you an opportunity to buy food, drink and some other products straight from local producers. They will provide you with fresh, seasonal local products, quality at a fair price. Most of our producers come from Northumberland, Cumbria and County Durham, so at Hexham you'll find some of the best foods that the north of England has to offer.

As a FARMA certified market we operate under strict guidelines: all our producers come from within 50 miles of Hexham. They will have grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed the produce themselves. For products that are substantially changed we expect a high percentage of locally grown content, so, for instance, for plum or strawberry jam, we would expect the strawberries to have been grown within 50 miles of Hexham and for bread you can expect the flour to have been produced within that same radius.

At the market itself, in the very heart of the historic market town of Hexham, we aim to provide customers with a varied and pleasant shopping experience. At different points in the year you'll find music, usually by some of the excellent young musicians that live in the Tyne valley, cookery demonstrations or events such as our Apple Day in October.  We usually have a 'welcome' stall and if you have any questions, be it about the products or the market, we'll always try and help.

Since April 2011 stallholders provide their own stalls and this has given the farmers' market a lovely local feel, distinctive and special.  It does mean that you can expect to see stallholders build their own stalls early on market mornings and take them down again at around 1.30 p.m.

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For one day only: change of Farmers' market closing time

Regular customers of Hexham Farmers' Market are encouraged to come and do their shopping early on Saturday 26 October 2013 as the market will close at 12noon on that day.  This change will allow the Hexham Community Partnership to set up some of the rides which will form a big part of the Hexham Spook Night which will open at 3pm that same afternoon.

Peter Samsom, the farmers' market organiser for Hexham said: "I apologise in advance for any inconvenience this might cause our customers, but by finishing a little early we'll be able to help this very popular event in the centre of the town. We'll be back to our usual finishing time of 1.30pm on our first market in November, which will be on the 9th."

On Saturday Beaumont Street in Hexham will be closed and producers at the farmers' market will pack up as swiftly and efficiently as they can, but some congestion is likely.