Farmers' market for Nailsea

NAILSEA residents will soon be able to pick up local meat, vegetables and preserves at their own town market.

NAILSEA residents will soon be able to pick up local meat, vegetables and preserves at their own town market.

Nailsea Town Council has been pushing for a farmers' market for more than three years and the first event is now due to be held in May.

The market is being run by Somerset Farmers' Market in conjunction with the Taste of North Somerset group (TONS) and Halladale Plc which owns the town's shopping centre.

More than ten producers have already signed up for the market and the town council is hoping it will attract more traders to the town.


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Council clerk Ian Morrell said: "People want to be able to buy locally grown produce and by having a farmers' market we want to encourage more producers to have the confidence that they have somewhere to sell their goods.

"We hope it works in everyone's interest. Consumers will get something new, it will bring more trade to Nailsea and producers will also get more customers."

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Markets will be held on the third Saturday of every month at Crown Glass Place, but Nailsea Town Council is now looking for a volunteer co-ordinator to organise

the event.

The market will be run by a steering group made up of the organisations involved as well as producers, but a co-ordinator is needed to get the event started and keep the market running smoothly.

The volunteer will liaise with local producers, precinct owners and representatives from TONS and will be required to work from 9am to the early afternoon on market days.

Anyone interested in the role can call Ian Morrell on 01275 855277.

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