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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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Northumberland rapeseed oil available at Hexham this weekend

Rapeseed oil from Yellowfields Oil near Morpeth in Northumberland will be available again at Hexham Farmers' Market this Saturday, 9 November 2013.

Market Manager Peter Samsom has arranged for a small supply to be at the market. Peter said:

"Unfortunately Helen Potts is still not able to come back to the market herself, but we're keen to make sure our customers are able to buy this excellent local product. Rapeseed oil is a very healthy alternative to olive oil and provides a little bit of summer on a November day.  Our market rules require the person who sells the product to be involved in the production process, but on this occasion I will be selling the oil on Helen's behalf."

As well as Yellowfields Oil, Brian Hunter of the Northumbria Soup Company will be bringing back his very popular soup, which is an excellent winter warmer and as it is British Sausage Week, you might want to look out for the excellent locally produced sausages from Ravensworth Farm, Askerton Castle Estate or Hallsford Farm, all of which reare their own pigs.

Hexham Farmers' Market runs between 9am and 1.30pm.