Fair is back in town

Macclesfield Express - - BARLOW’S BRIEF -

A POPULAR potato fair that ended when one of its or­gan­is­ers died is set to re­turn to the town.

The an­nual Bolling­ton Potato Fair has been res­ur­rected by lo­cal pro­duce group Food4Macc, which aims to en­cour­age lo­cal peo­ple to eat lo­cally pro­duced food.

The Mac­cles­field based vol­un­teer as­so­ci­a­tion, which also tries to en­cour­age res­i­dents to grow their own fruit and vegetables, staged its own ver­sion of the fair at Mac­cles­field Town Hall in Jan­uary last year.

And it was such a suc­cess that they are now host­ing it again this month, with a view to it be­com­ing a reg­u­lar event in the town.

Or­gan­iser Stu­art Pot­ter said: “This proved to be a very popular and suc­cess­ful event last Jan­uary and we are de­lighted to be able to host it once again at the Town Hall in Mac­cles­field.

“The fair pro­vides a great op­por­tu­nity for gar­den­ers and al­lot­ment hold­ers to buy what they need for the com­ing sea­son.

“We are a char­i­ta­ble group of vol­un­teers, work­ing to support lo­cal food pro­duc­tion. It is quite a fi­nan­cial com­mit­ment for us to host this event and so we hope it will be very well sup­ported, which we hope will help to keep it go­ing in the town for many years to come.”

The fair will coin­cide with Trea­cle Mar­ket, on Sun­day, Jan­uary 25 from 10am to 3pm.

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