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Allotment Association raises almost £200 at Saltburn Farmers’ Market

2011 November 13
by Gadding About

Glorious autumn sunshine brought shoppers out in force to Saltburn Farmers’ Market on Saturday, and helped the town’s Allotment Association raise almost £200 after their special winter warming soup sold out before lunchtime.

Allotment holders Denise Bollands & Sue Featherstone.

Allotment holders Denise Bollands & Sue Featherstone at the end of a busy day.

Allotment Association secretary Sue Featherstone said:

“We’ve had a fantastic day, and made a profit of just short of £200 from our regular monthly stall.

“This was largely thanks to sales of our delicious Farmers’ Market soups, both of which sold out before lunchtime.

“And while people were waiting to be served, they also took time to see what else we had to offer on our stall.

“This included chutneys and jams made from allotment holders’ ingredients, fresh vegetables picked on the morning of the Market itself, and some lovely mossy baskets filled with winter flowers.

“The mossy baskets were made by learners from our ‘Grow & Learn’ allotment garden training course, and funds raised from their sale will go towards next year’s course. The rest of our profits will go to benefit our plotholders.

“We currently have 160 allotments, with at least two-thirds of each garden used solely to grow fresh fruit & veg, and I think the Farmers’ Market is a great place to come and buy good quality locally produced seasonal food.”

Saltburn Farmers' Market - 12 Nov 2011

Market organiser Lorna Jackson said:

“It’s been a wonderful day. The sun shone and showed the Market at its best, and the atmosphere was absolutely fantastic all day long.”