Monday 19 December 2011
Chesham Local Produce Market has come top in the How Green is Your Market? competition run by the National Market Traders Federation. The Market was established 18 months ago to promote local food, drink and crafts from the Chesham area. The majority of traders come from within a 10 mile radius and run sustainable businesses, using organic farming methods, recycling waste and planting trees. The number of traders has more than doubled over the last year.
Julia Brammer from Transition Town Chesham, said:
"It is quite unusual for a market to be established on Transition principles, so we are delighted that the value of this approach has been recognised by the Federation."
Co-organiser, Deputy Mayor Colette Littley explained,
"While the market is relatively new, there has been a clear demand for fresh, local, high quality produce and the market has more than doubled in size over the last year. As the market grows, we will ensure that we stay true to the sustainable principles on which it was founded."
Chesham Local Produce Market takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm in the Market Square. The next market will take place on 28 January.
For more information, see www.chesham.gov.uk or phone 01494 774842.