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Hednesford to host first farmers and craft market

A new monthly farmers and craft marke will launch later this month,

Stafford's Bear Hut Brownies to be one of 40 stalls at the Hednesford Farmers and Craft Market

The event will be held in Hednesford on October 31 between 10am and 3pm.

The new event, which takes over from the artisan market, will feature many more stalls with a greater emphasis on food and drink.

A total of 40 traders have been confirmed including Stafford-based Bear Hut Brownies, Lichfield’s Gyros Guys and the Cheese Cavern and Hednesford’s Kayleigh Bakes.

Other stalls include roast pork baps, gourmet mushrooms, fresh fish, handmade Christmas wreaths, hand-crafted jewellery and upcycled furniture.

Social distancing measures will be in place including extra spacing between stalls, prominent signage and a one-way system, with free parking available behind the former Co-op store on Anglesey Street.

The enhanced market has been arranged to support local shops and traders by encouraging more people to visit the town.

The farmers and craft market is the first event arranged by Hednesford Town Council’s new regeneration manager, Michelle Baker, alongside councillor Robin Kingston.

Michelle said: “We’re looking to put the market back into Market Street and to encourage more people to shop local.

“Local businesses need support now more than ever and this new monthly event will attract visitors and residents into the town and help us show off everything Hednesford has to offer.”

The Hednesford Farmers and Craft Market will be held in Market Street on October 31 from 10am to 3pm.

Further details can be found on the Visit Hednesford Facebook page

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