Those of you who visit the market regularly will have noticed that we have slowly grown over the past year or so and finding space for new producers is becoming a bit of a challenge at time. As we head towards the end of 2021 and the Christmas period we will also need to accommodate the Hexham Christmas tree and in early December we’ll have the Christmas Market and Abbey Christmas Fair.
The Christmas tree will go on the Beaumont Street side of the Abbey which means there will be fewer stalls on that side of the Abbey. We’ll need to use more of the space on the north side of the Abbey and are likely to squeeze the stalls a bit closer together to be able to accommodate everyone.
It is obviously great that more local prodcuers want to come to Hexham Farmers’ Market and we try to accommodate as many as possible, especially if they offer something the market doesn’t have. Obviously you’d also expect us to continue to maintain our standards and the core ethos of the market: prodcuers from within 50 miles of Hexham, use of home-grown and reared or locally produced ingredients where possible. The person on the stall shopuld be involved in the production process and every producer will have appropriate insurance, training and be registered with and inspected by their Local Authority.