Farmers Markets and Volunteers

The Craven Arms Farmers Market takes place at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on the first Saturday of each month.

At the last two Farmers Markets the Community Garden have had a stall selling plants and produce and these have been very successful.

Liz Wynn and the Seedy Saturday Stall Saturday 6th June 2015

Liz Wynn and the Seedy Saturday Stall Saturday 6th June 2015

At the August market the range of produce sold from the Community Garden included:

  • blackcurrants
  • gooseberrys
  • kale
  • and redcurrants

Our Chair, Liz Wynn cannot be available for the September and October Farmers Markets due to family commitments. So we are seeking volunteers to help on the stall and at least one volunteer to take charge of the stall on one or both of the next two dates – which are:

  • Saturday 5th September
  • Saturday 3rd October

The role involving taking charge of the stall is quite simple and Liz will explain the coordination that’s required. If you can help on the stall on either or both of these dates – or if you would take charge of the stall on either or both dates – then please contact Liz as soon as possible.

There will be produce and plants available for sale and it would be a real shame to miss out on the opportunity to sell fresh, local produce to visitors to the farmers Market.

Preparation for the New Shed

An order has been placed with Mike Pryce of Craven Timber Products for the construction, delivery and erection of a 6′ by 6′ secure wooden shed. It is the policy of CACG wherever possible to buy from local businesses.

Today members have been busy preparing a base of paving slabs in readiness for the delivery of the new shed as shown below.

Base of Paving Slabs for the New Shed

Base of Paving Slabs for the New Shed

The new shed will be delivered on Tuesday 5th May 2015 and will enable us to store CACG tools and equipment close to the micro-allotment plots.

Once again thanks are due to the Ludlow Food Festival whose generosity has made the purchase of this shed possible.