Ashford Voice

MAsthead June 2014

Ashford Farmers' Market

Farmers MarketAshford’s brand new monthly farmers’ market launches in the town centre on Sunday 6th July.

Ashford Borough Council is working alongside Kent Farmers Market Association to launch an exciting farmers’ market in the Lower High Street on the first Sunday of every month, from 10am to 2pm.

Ashford’s Town Team is inviting local traders to join the stalls, which will offer a diverse range of food, drink and culinary related products to take home or to enjoy on the day, and create a new buzz in the lower high street at weekends.

The markets will have a seasonal theme each month, with chef demonstrations and street food. There will also be FREE parking for customers in Edinburgh Road car park.

The Ashford Farmers’ Market is part of Ashford’s drive to increase footfall in the town centre, particular on Sundays, and to support local businesses. It is funded through the town’s Portas Pilot budget.

Ashford’s newly appointed part-time farmers’ market manager Rachel Heather said: “I am so pleased to be involved in delivering this new town centre farmers’ market and I cannot wait to see the array of local producers and eager foodies at the first market day!

“Farmers’ markets are an excellent way of raising awareness about local producers and allowing them to showcase their products to shoppers. They have also proved to be very social events too, where you can talk to traders, taste their wares, browse and enjoy the atmosphere.

“Please join us to celebrate the success of all our local producers - see you Sunday 6th July!”

If you would like more information about trading at Ashford Farmers’ Market, email Rachel.heather@ashford.gov.uk or tweet @love_ashford on Twitter.

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