New farmers and craft market held in Hednesford

A new farmers and craft market has been held in Hednesford.

Paul Woodhead from Bellas Coffee and Community Cafe
Paul Woodhead from Bellas Coffee and Community Cafe

The event was held in the town on Saturday between 10am and 3pm and took over from the artisan market.

Dozens of traders were there 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.

Hednesford Town Council's new monthly Farmers and Craft Market

The enhanced market was 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.

One of the organisers, Councillor Paul Woodhead, said: "It was positive from a number of avenues.

Nick Sutherton from Nick The Fish

"It's always concerning holding an event in these times and whether people are going to support it.

"It was really positive that people came out and took their own precautions as well as following ours so there wasn't overcrowding, they were patient with each other and the stallholders.

"We spaced out the stalls so people wouldn't congregate and we had hand sanitiser and the majority of people were wearing masks even though it was outside, and we had marshalls out there.

"We hope to hold another two more events before Christmas but we will follow the Government guidance."

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