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Flying start for Farmers' Market

Market was a fairy tale despite missing stalls

The butcher did not turn up, the baker was in fine form and the candlestick maker continued to prove elusive. But Herne Bay's first farmers' market got off to a fine start – bar a few minor teething problems.

The market, held in United Church hall on Saturday, March 3, could now be extended to three weekends per month. Organiser Vanessa Hill said:

"It was a solid start. A butcher who had promised to do a stall didn't turn up but we had game, fruit and veg, cakes, fantastic breads and homemade pies. I do want to have the traditional butcher, baker and candlestick maker, so if anyone makes good candles, they should get in touch."

Mrs Hill is also talking to Pier Trust bosses about staging summer markets on the pier platform. The next farmers' market is on Saturday, March 17.

Call Mrs Hill on 07740 586010 if you are interested in having a stall.

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