Saturday 9 December sees the return of the very popular Hexham Christmas Market which the farmers’ market is an integral part of. There will be over 100 stalls in the Market Place, around the Abbey, in the Abbey and the Priory Buildings of the Abbey and on the Cloister lawn. To give everyone an opportunity to get round them all we’ll be there from 9am until 3pm (indoor stalls from 9.30 onwards) which is a little longer than usual.
We’re delighted to have a full complement of stalls with the very welcome return of Ian Nixon from Spicy Monkey and Francesca Lawson from Lovesome Oil. We can look forward to the absolutely delicious stollen slices from Bread and Roses bakery, brilliant gifts from the likes of the Durham Soap Company, Tim Foxall Spatulas or the cacao bars from Vicky at Meraki Cacao. You can fill your festive table with great food from lots of local producers so look no further for your beef, lamb and pork, cheeses, cakes, jams and chutneys, charcuterie or fermented goods like kimchi and sauerkraut (maybe a good idea to add in for the festive period). For drinks check out Muckle Brewery for a beer for every palette, a great variety of meads from Northumberland Honey and Mead or traditional cider and apple wine from J&R Armitage- you’ll find the latter on the Cloister Lawn by the Abbey. The full list of producers at the farmers’ market part of the Christmas event is here.