Great Malvern Farmers’ Market
Great Malvern Farmers’ Market returns in April with a fresh new look. The first market takes place on Easter Saturday, 20th April.
It’s being run by local family company Boffy Arts Markets who already have a great reputation for their regular Arts and Artisan Food markets in the Priory Grounds – they also play a major part in Malvern’s food and drink festival as well as the Christmas Lights switch on. ‘We want to bring a sense of occasion and fun to the farmers’ market’ says Steve Boffy. ‘We’ll be using brightly coloured stalls, using designs from an artist we work with, as well as banners which will decorate the area on Abbey Road. On some weekends there might be live music and we’re talking about having a community stall with hands on activities.’
The markets will take place on the third Saturday of the month throughout the year. ‘Visiting markets is a leisure activity in itself,’ says Steve, ‘which goes hand in hand with a growing interest in locally-produced food. If you look at any successful farmers market, it’s not only somewhere to buy the things you like but it offers a sense of discovery for all the senses, visual, taste and smell. I hope it will become a go-to destination, a place to meet friends, come and have lunch or be inspired to buy something to take away and cook at home.’
‘As a local company,’ continues Steve, ‘we already work with many artisan food producers, helping to promote what they do and highlighting the quality of our local food and drink businesses. We also hope the market will bring more people into the centre of Great Malvern, helping to make it a vibrant and thriving town centre.
Do please come along to the first market on Easter Saturday as well as in future months.’
Great Malvern Farmers’ Market – Every third Saturday of the month. 9am – 2pm Abbey Rd, Malvern
Great Malvern Farmers’ Market is also being supported by Malvern Hills District Council and Three Counties Agricultural Society.