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Saltburn Farmers' Market comes out of hibernation at Saltburn Railway Station

Seven years since organisers 'dipped their toes in the water' the market is thriving, attracting thousands of visitors

Saltburn Farmers' Market, Lorna Jackson with Xmas Hamper
Saltburn Farmers' Market, Lorna Jackson with Xmas Hamper

Saltburn Farmers’ Market returns on March 14 after its winter break – when it will be celebrating its seventh birthday.

The monthly market held just outside Saltburn Railway Station made its debut during an Easter blizzard in 2008.

It’s since gone on to become one of the area’s most popular markets offering a tasty mix of more than 35 stalls and attracting upwards of 500,000 visitors during its seven year run.

Last year it was shortlisted for the National Farmers’ Market of the Year.

Market manager, Lorna Jackson, says: “We can’t believe its seven years since we first popped our toes in the water to see what happened.

“We set out to bring what we thought was some of the best locally produced food right into the heart of the town centre, and it’s just turned out be an incredible adventure ever since.

“We always try to do the town proud on market day, and it’s always heart-warming to see so many people come down and enjoy everything else that Saltburn has to offer while they’re here.

“We’re looking forward to another really enjoyable year and catching up with everyone again. We’ll have all our regular stall holders – and we can’t wait to add to that Saturday morning buzz around the town again.”

The market - which runs 9am-3pm - is organised by Food First, a social enterprise of more than 20 locally-based food producers and retailers. The aim is to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of locally made, grown and reared food.

It now offers everything from sausages, meat and game to fresh fruit and vegetables, garden herbs, freshly baked artisan breads, cakes and biscuits, handmade cheeses, hot street food, locally brewed beers, and arts and crafts.

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