A few photos from Morpeth Farmers Market on Saturday.
It was a misty, frosty start but lovely once the Sun eventually came out and we even had a brass band playing to entertain us just in front of our stall : Ellington Colliery Band juniors.
This is of course the joys of farmers markets, why we like them so much : community involvement alongside local producers selling locally produced goods. Add in being outside in the Sun with space to wander about with a coffee (and possibly cake) chatting to the actual producers and it's easy to see why farmers markets are such a success in the UK.
There have always been markets but since the first modern version in the UK started in 1997 they have grown from strength to strength and we now have over 550 markets nationwide.
It's easy to see why . . . being local, produce is fresher and in season. There's more variety and you're buying from specialists who can give advice on cooking. Oh and because there's less transport and no middleman it works out cheaper as well !
Morpeth Market is on the first Saturday of the month in market square right in the centre of town. If you can make it, come and say hi . . .