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Win a fabulous farmers’ market hamper

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hexham Farmers’ Market in 2019, producers at the market on Saturday 13 April will be clubbing together to make a hamper of lovely farmers’ market goodies as a prize for one lucky customer on the day.

Customers will be giving an entry to the prize draw with every purchase at the market until about 12.30 and the winning ticket from the draw will receive the hamper.  The draw will be made at about 12.45 pm and the winner will be notified by phone that afternoon.

Producers at the market are all based within 50 miles of Hexham and primary producers, like Bluebell Organics with their organic veg, Northumberland Poultry or Askerton Castle Estate with their range or beef, lamb and pork, will have grown or reared the products they sell. Secondary producers like Murphy’s Kitchen with their pies or Northumbria Preserves with their jams and chutneys, will use ingredients that have also been reared or grown in the the region.  You can be assured of the provenance and quality of the foods they sell.

The flyer with the new dates for Hexham Farmers’ Market between now and early October will also be available at the market.

Update on market of 23 March 2019

We will have a slightly bijou market with 15 producers coming to the market.

We delighted to welcome back Malcolm Dearmer from TOC Aromatherapy and his fabulous soaps and other skincare products.  Bluebell Organics, our organic vegetable producers will also be back at the market.

Unfortunately we will be missing regulars Northumberland Poultry and North Shore Patisserie.  Ellie from North Shore has asked us to pass on her apologies for missing this market due to a family illness.  She’ll be back with us on 13 and 27 April.

Remember, we also have Deni Riach doing creative crafty activities aimed at families to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary and perhaps to prepare for Mother’s Day next week.

The market will run between 9am and 1.30pm.

Creativity for all!

We’re delighted to be joined by craft worker Deni Riach on Saturday 23 March for a day of crafty fun for all the family.  Deni will help children (and any adults who fancy having a go) make giant paper flowers, wood necklaces and seed cups with recycled paper cups, planting sunflower seeds and wild flower seeds to grow for Spring. Kids can decorate them all for their mums; after all, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 31 March.

Deni will have her own stall and will be at the market between 9am and 1.30pm. The activity is free but any donations will be much appreciated. It is all part of Hexham Farmers’ Market’s 20th anniversary celebrations!

 

New guest cheese producer for the market

We’re delighted that Simon Raine of the Weardale Cheese Company will be joining us as a guest producer at the farmers’ market of 23 February 2019.

Based in the unique setting of an old Prisoner of War camp hut at Harperley near Wolsinham in Weardale, County Durham, , Simon hand-makes a range of hard and semi-soft, white, blue and smoked cheeses, which he sells across the north east to farm shops, deli’s, pubs, restaurants and at food fairs and festivals.

Through thick and thin- mark 2

Storm Eric is expected to give us some issues on the market of 9 February 2019 and some of our producers have decided to give this market a miss. However, there’s always a hardy bunch that will do the market through thick and thin, partly because their produce is perishable, and partly because they are loyal to their equally loyal customer base.

Stallholders to expect: Bread and Roses, Askerton Castle Estate, Bluebell Organics, Middlemay Lamb, Noisette Catering, Muckle Brewing, Slackhouse Farm, North Shore Catering, Northumberland Poultry, Northumberland Cheese Company and Northern Ark.  We’ll be there between 9am and 1.30pm.

Through thick and thin

As you may have heard by now, sadly Hexham Christmas Market has been cancelled because of a forecast of high winds on Friday, but the good news is that Hexham Farmers’ Market will continue as normal on Saturday.   We have a full line-up of local food, drink and craft producers offering a full range of fantastic products.  They will provide you with just about everything you could want on your Christmas dining table as well as a nice range of gifts.  And remember that every pound spent on the farmers’ market or in local independent shops supports the economy in your local area helping it thrive.

We expect to be able to give the farmers’ market a festive feel with decorations, mulled wine and hopefully carols and wintersongs by members of the Hexham Community Choir.

We look forward to welcoming you from 9am on Saturday onwards!