15th Nov, 2019

Exciting new-look Great Malvern Farmers' Market plans unveiled

EXCITING plans have been unveiled to revamp Great Malvern’s Farmers’ Market.

Since moving to Abbey Road in 2000 the regular market, on the third Saturday of each month, has proved popular with residents and visitors buying local produce.

But recently it had fewer traders and the chairman of Worcestershire Farmers’ Market Henry Wormington retiring just before Christmas meant it no longer existed in its original form.

Now Malvern Hills District Council, with the support of the Farmers Markets Group, is working with Boffy Arts and Events which helps run the popular Great Malvern Food Festival and the Arts Markets in the Priory Grounds.

Together they hope to breathe new life into the regular farmers’ market.

Plans are still in the early stages but it is hoped the new-look farmers’ market will be relaunched on Easter Sunday, April 20.

Coun David Chambers, Malvern Hills District Council leader, said being able to buy fresh locally produced food was becoming increasingly important for the environment.

“We have some wonderful food and drink producers in the district and surrounding local area and we now have an opportunity to revitalise the farmers market to help support them in offering their products to the public.”

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