Wednesday, January 22, 2014
DEAL COMMUNITY FARMERS’ MARKET BRINGING LOCAL PRODUCE TO LOCAL PEOPLE
Launching on Friday 7th March 2014, the Deal Community Farmers’ Market promises to be an exciting new market for Deal. Based in the Landmark Centre, on the first Friday of every month, from 9-1pm.
The aim is to help local people take ownership of their food and where it comes from. This will include fresh produce, high quality artisan food/drink and a small range of local crafts - all from local producers, in Deal and within a 30 mile radius.
The Landmark Centre provides an indoor High Street Location, enabling the market to operate all year, without rain dampening events! There is plenty of parking available in the main town car parks too. Refreshments will be available from the Spires Cafe with a comfy seating area for enjoying those fresh treats with a hot tea/coffee.
As we want to give something extra back to the local community, we will support a different local Charity every month and we will be running a raffle/tombola with donation tins dotted around the market. We are also looking for local groups who would be interested in offering children’s activities, like cake decorating and produce tasting.
Originally thought up by Christine Tonks, who runs the local pet treat business, Presents For Paws. “After attending a range of events last summer, I realised Deal was in true need of a large and varied Farmers’ Market to help the local residents choose high quality items from their local producers. I look forward to greeting you all at the grand opening, on Friday the 7th March, 9-1pm, with a fantastically diverse range of local produce and a few surprises along the way!"
The market has now gained new supporters who will volunteer their time both on the day and with all aspects of marketing and local awareness. This includes the full support of the Kent Farmers’ Market Association, who will be helping ensure the market is of a high standard and fits into the Deal town ethos, particularly since winning the Telegraphs “High Street Of The Year” Award.
For any stall-holder/charity enquiries, please contact the Market Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07967 500 100.