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Amble Farmers' Market is held in Amble Town Square, Northumberland, on the third Friday of every month, starting on Good Friday, 18 April 2003, from 10-2pm. This first market of 2003 will also include a mini Family Funday. It is organised by Julia Aston, Amble Development Trust, The Fourways, Bridge St, Amble, NE65 0SJ, Tel: 01665 712929; Fax: 01665 712707.
Ayrshire Farmers' market runs on the first Saturday of each month (except January). 09.00-13.00, River Street, Ayr.
Bilston Farmers' Market
Held on Church Street on the second Friday of each month, 10am to 3pm. Town centre location with easy reach of parking and public transport.
Available local produce includes organic specialities, preserves, local beers, wines and ciders, Fairtrade coffee and produce, honey and bee products, home produced bread and cakes. www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/markets Contact LSD Promotions for bookings: Phone 01384 440059 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Farmer's Market
Corn Street, Bristol, on Wednesdays between 9.30-2.30. Tel: 0117 922 4017.
Britain's first permanent farmers' market has opened at "The Goods Shed", a restored Victorian railshed, at Station Road West. It runs from Tuesday to Sunday. Tel: 01227 459 153
Farmers Market at the Village Hall, every Tuesday 10.00am-1.00pm. Local Produce including Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Bread, Fish, Preserves, Cheese, Plants, Eggs, Cakes, Crafts, Jewellery, Cards, Cut Flowers, Refreshments etc. Capel-le-Ferne lies between Folkestone and Dover on the B2011 and the post code of the Village Hall is CT18 7LX. Contact: 01303 245399.
Central platform, Railway Station, 4th Wednesday monthly
Town Centre, 1st and 3rd Tuesday monthly
Market Street car park, outside Market Hall, 3rd Saturday monthly
1st and 3rd Saturday of every month throughout the year from 9am - 2pm, at
Castle Terrace under the dramatic skyline of Edinburgh Castle. Be there early as seasonable produce can sell out fast! Parking is convenient at Castle Terrace multi-storey car park. It's also close to the bus routes on Lothian Road and Haymarket train station. Contact Gary Henney at: email@example.com Tel: 0131 652 5940
The first Falkirk Farmers' Market has been confirmed for Sunday 11 May 2003. For more information, contact Forth Valley Food Links, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen Place, Stirling, FK8 2DZ, and ask for Chris Wond - Project co-ordinator, Martin Oliver - Development Officer or Brenda Horsburgh - Project administrator. Telephone 01786446255.
Fleetwood Market, 3rd Friday monthly
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. 10am-3pm.
Mansfield Park, Partick, at junction of Hyndland Street and Dumbarton Road. Contact Glasgow City Council for info
Market Square, 3rd Wednesday monthly
Airtours Car Park, Holcombe Road, 1st Sunday monthly
Market Square, Town Centre, 2nd Saturday monthly
Lytham St. Annes
Upper Promenade near Pleasure Island, 1st Thursday monthly
Merchant of Hoghton, Lancs
Hoghton Tower, 3rd Sunday monthly
High quality, local produce, sold direct at Orton Farmers Market on the second Saturday of every month from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm - throughout the year, whatever the weather. Set in the heart of a fell farming community surrounded by beautiful countryside, Orton village is easy to get to - only 2 miles from the M6 (Jct 38) in Cumbria.
Venue: Orton Market Hall, Cumbria, CA10 3RU.
Contact: Leanne: 07969 335 598
St Mary's Church Hall, Cop Lane, 1st Saturday monthly
St Chad's Church Hall, Vicarage Road, 4th Saturday monthly
Market Place, 2nd Sunday monthly
33 Market Place, 1st Sunday monthly
Established since 2000, and situated south of Tenterden on the Kent/Sussex border, it runs weekly in both the parish church and the village hall. There are usually around 25 stalls offering a wide range of produce, all locally produced, including specialist products like gluten and diary-free cakes and savouries, and goats' milk-related products. It's open from 10.00am to 12.00pm and serves wonderfully fresh cakes with tea and coffee in a very friendly hall. Further details see www.rolvendenfarmersmarket.co.uk
Cunliffe Fold Farm, Blackleach Lane, every Saturday
Village Hall, 2nd Tuesday monthly
Uppermill, Greater Manchester
Saddleworth Museum, High Street, 2nd Sunday monthly
Not just a farmer's market, this has been running monthly in Wigtown town square, since May 2002. Markets in 2003 on 21 and 28 June,
12, 19 and 26 July,
9, 30 August,
13 and 27 September and
11 and 25 October. 9am to 4pm. Please contact John Blain 01988 402 449.
The Galleries, New Market Square, 1st Tuesday monthly
Wolverhampton Farmers' Market
Held in Market Square on the first Friday of each month, 10am to 3pm. City centre location with easy reach of parking and public transport.
Available local produce includes organic specialities, preserves, local beers, wines and ciders, Fairtrade coffee and produce, honey and bee products, home produced bread and cakes. For details see www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/markets Contact LSD Promotions for bookings: Phone 01384 440059 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wye Farmers Market, Kent
1st and 3rd Saturday every month from 9am-Noon, at The Green, Wye