Join celebration to mark five years of serving up treats
AN AWARD-WINNING market will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the weekend and its organisers are inviting everyone to join in.
A celebration will be held in Market Square, Chesham, on Saturday from 10am to 2pm to mark five years of
TASTY: Chesham Local Produce Market celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend Chesham Local Produce Market. There will be a tombola, cake, a clown and music to celebrate the anniversary.
For the last five years, the market has taken place on the fourth Saturday of the month in Market Square and the lower High Street, between 10am and 2pm.
The market showcases local produce from around a 10 mile radius of Chesham. Run in partnership by Transition Town Chesham and Chesham Town Council, the market has gone from strength to strength in the last five years.
Starting out as a food and drink market, it has grown to encompass crafts and plants. With a free charity pitch available at every market, it has helped more than 20 local community groups and charities, from Workaid to Chiltern Cats Protection, to raise funds and awareness.
With an emphasis on green issues, the market has also provided free bike safety checks and had stalls to highlight environmental issues, including water efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint. These initiatives led the market to win the national How Green Is Your Market? award in 2011.
Market organiser Kathryn Graves said: “We want Saturday to be a fun celebration to thank all of our customers and traders for the last five years. Come to the market and have a piece of birthday cake, made by Ann from the Scrumptious cake stall, enjoy the music by local percussionist Jo May accompanied by Tom Fairbairn on fiddle, try your luck on the tombola and be entertained by the mad antics of Rainbow the Clown.”
There will also be free car parking available all day in Water Meadow car park in Red Lion Street and Albany car park in St Mary’s Way.
For more information about the market, including a list of regular stalls, visit www.chesham. gov.uk.