Fruitful Farmers' Market

PUBLISHED: 16:54 19 October 2006 | UPDATED: 09:56 31 May 2010

Fish-seller Peter Tilson at the market - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Fish-seller Peter Tilson at the market - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

NEWPORT S inaugural farmers market drew the crowds and raised money for the village hall fund. The market, opened by Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, on Saturday will become a regular fixture in the village calendar and organiser Dennis Steed said the day was a c

NEWPORT'S inaugural farmers' market drew the crowds and raised money for the village hall fund.

The market, opened by Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, on Saturday will become a regular fixture in the village calendar and organiser Dennis Steed said the day was a complete success.

"It went very well and the village hall committee were absolutely delighted with the excellent support it received," he said.

"Sir Alan had a good look round and he said how nice it was to see a wide range of fresh, local produce available to buy.

"We had meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and craft stalls, so there was something for everyone."

The Newport market has replaced the one previously held in Great Chesterford.

"Great Chesterford's farmers' market has ceased due to a lack of support, but plenty of people from there came along to Newport, which was nice to see," Mr

Steed said.

All the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the village hall. Newport's farmers' market is held on the second Saturday of each month from 10am until noon.

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