As part of the Hexham Spring Festival on Saturday 23 April 2019 the NFU will bring British farming into the heart of the town. They will be taking over a large chunk of the Sele park by the band stand and will be bringing a variety of famer animals such as pigs, sheep and lambs and chick as well as some of the crops grown in the UK. Therre will be plenty to see and do.
Hexham Farmers’ Market which is also on, is also about the great products from the UK and indeed from our part of it. You’ll find beef reared on the hills around Bewcastle, milk and cheese from Ayrshire cattle grazing near Gilsland, pork from Middle White pigs from just outside Gateshead and flour milled from grains grown in Northumberland used in the bread. The organic fruit and veg come from just south of Barnard Castle in County Durham and fruit in jams and chutneys grown in local allotments and gardens. Even the wool in some of the garments comes from sheep which have grazed ine hills iof the North Tyne Valley.
By supporting the stallholders at Hexham Farmers’ Market and by buying British produce in general, you support your local economy and build stringer relationships between farmers, food producers and customers.
The Hexham Spring Fair also offers a range of other entertainment such as family bushcraft, music, wood craft activities, facepainting and Morris dancing on the Abbey Flags. The festival runs between 9am and 4.30pm, Hexham Farmers’ Market between 9am and 3pm.