Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Farmer's Market Success.

After several broadcasts on BBC Radio Cornwall through Friday and Saturday morning, we took our produce to Pendeen Farmer's Market for our first ever farmer's market stall. The market takes place every second Saturday in the centre of Pendeen, from 10am till 1pm, and has stalls selling vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, wool and knitwear, coffee and cakes, cheese, bread, eggs, and baked goods. Two of the farm's regular volunteers, Alice and Kent, came to help run the stall.
Our first attempt at a market stall.
We were selling free-range eggs, salad bags, lettuces, red radishes and white "mooli" radishes, winter greens (both "pixie" spring cabbage and "raab" brocolli), "lattughino" winter lettuces, and sprigs of sage and parsley, plus our fund-raising chicken sponsorships. Lots of people came along to buy and chat and offer to help, so thanks to all of you, and we look forward to seeing you at the next market. Thanks to you, we raised £50 in the morning, all of which will go back into the farm to help develop the project.
Delicious oriental white "mooli" radishes from the polytunnel.
We are always excited by the positive and enthusiastic reception we receive at the market (having been twice in December to sell chicken sponsorships in the run up to Christmas), and we love hearing people's ideas and opinions about what we should be doing as a farm and a community group.
Showing our new Soil Association approved labels.
The next market is Saturday 29th January, and we hope to see you there.

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