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Farmers’ market comes to Haverhill

Cllr Anne Gower, St Edmundsbury Council cabinet member with responsibility for Haverhill

Cllr Anne Gower, St Edmundsbury Council cabinet member with responsibility for Haverhill

 

Beers, cheeses, cured meats and other local produce from around Suffolk will be on sale when Haverhill hosts a farmers’ market later this month.

The market is a on-eoff event, on April 26, but could become regular if it proves a success.

It will take on the feel of a farmers’ market when local producers showcase their delicacies.

Cllr Anne Gower, St Edmundsbury Council cabinet member with responsibility for Haverhill, said: “Markets give customers the opportunity to buy local produce from local growers.

“They are the ideal way for people to buy that produce knowing it’s the closest thing to home grown.

“Shopping at our local markets is a chance to ask questions about what you’re buying and possibly even getting to taste a sample of something you haven’t tried before.

“It is vital we support our local food producers and our local markets so that we can make informed choices about value and quality.”

A council spokeswoman confirmed there are other special events planned for the market over the summer, adding: “The events are being organised to encourage more people to come into the town centre, to experience a traditional street market and to support local shops.”

Local producers who would like more details of how to have a stall on the Haverhill market, or any of the other markets in west Suffolk, should contact St Edmundsbury Council’s market development officer Sharon Fairweather on 01284 757093.

Haverhill currently holds a market every Friday and Saturday, with the High Street closed off to traffic from 6am to 6pm on Saturday’s to accommodate it.

The Friday market is held on the town’s Market Square.

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (April 10) Echo.

 

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