Farmers' market to be held in Wooler
A new farmers' market is being launched in Wooler next month to provide an outlet for local foods and crafts in the area.
The first market will be on Sunday, May 20, in Wooler bus station and will run from 11am to 3pm.
Ann Love, one of the organisers, said: “Wooler is traditionally a market town and we want to bring back that heritage element partly to cater for the people of Wooler and surrounding area and also to attract more holidaymakers and visitors to enjoy Wooler’s shops, cafés and pubs.”
She said there had been quite a lot of interest from a variety of people including bakers, cheese-makers, brewers and crafts folk.
In line with the guidance for farmers’ markets, stalls at the market will be restricted to people who make or grow their own goods and who live within a 50 mile radius of Wooler.
As an introductory offer, the cost of booking a place will be £15 or £10 if producers bring their own stall.
The market will be run as a not-for-profit enterprise and any money not ploughed back into the market will go to supporting local community projects.
A place at the market can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or if anyone would like more information about the market, phone Bob Snooks on 07940454960.