This Saturday sees the first Barnard Castle Farmers Market of the year. We have all had a good rest and now look forward to seeing you in the warmth of St Mary’s Parish hall.
This is going to be an exciting year for the Market following on from a massively successful Bowes Christmas Food Fair. The total number of attendants at the Bowes is not known but it is estimated between 6 and 10 thousand. I had some of the more senior members of the crowd come up to me on the day to tell me that they couldn’t remember seeing Barnard Castle so busy. The 53 food stalls did roaring trade and we would like to thank everyone who attended for making it such a wonderfully memorable day.
The market is very lucky being located in the centre of the North of England. It enables us to attract the best produce from a huge area, making us one of the best Farmers Markets in the area. We are however Barnard Castle’s Farmers Market and most interested in local produce wherever possible. We are there for very happy to be starting off the New Year with two new local stallholders.
Sandy and Black are a rare breed pig company from Marwood and their pork is outdoor bred and reared. This is some of the finest pork around so please come and have a taste.
Sue Jackson of Bishop Auckland is coming with Sue’s Bread. We are delighted to have bread back on the market along with her focaccia, brioche, bagels and much much more. Since this is her first market I cannot promise her full range but come early before she sells out and tell her what you would like her to bring to the next market.
Being healthy is not just about exercise in all its forms. Good health is also about tasty, wholesome, nourishing food. Come and join us on Saturday and we will fill your larder with the very best produce the North of England can supply.