Swaffham set for farmers’ market return

A farmers' market will return to Swaffham tomorrow
A farmers' market will return to Swaffham tomorrow
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A farmers’ market will be relaunched in Swaffham tomorrow.

Traders and producers are being urged to get in touch ahead of the first of the new markets, which will take place tomorrow in the Market Place.

And officials hope the sales will become a regular feature of the town centre, helping to keep it “busy and vibrant” for shoppers.

Town clerk Richard Bishop said: “The Farmers’ Market was given a rest last year whilst we concentrated all our efforts into celebrating our 800th year.

“It is hoped that bringing it back again this time, by making it integral to our traditional market day once a month, may help to establish it once more as a regular part of Swaffham’s Market family.”

The farmers’ market will take place on the second Saturday of each month on the southern side of the Market Place, alongside the traditional weekly market and auction outside the Greyhound pub.

Paul Darby, chairman of the town council’s market committee, said: “We have to move with the times and farmers’ markets are successful elsewhere in Norfolk, so why not in Swaffham?

“We have tried different days, such as Wednesdays and Sundays in the past, so fingers crossed that we can make a go of it this time round on a Saturday.

“Everyone knows Saturday is market day in Swaffham.”

Producers who are interested in taking a stall on the farmers’ market should contact the town council on 01760 722922 for more details.