Seaford Farmers’ Market hailed a success

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Crowds flocked to snap up goods at Seaford’s much-awaited Farmers’ Market .

The event was the first of its kind in the town in years and was the brainchild of businesswoman Cathy Murphy.

She was inspired to introduce local produce to the town at a weekly event and was overwhelmed by the response when the community turned out in force last Thursday (October 4).

She said, “We’ve been bombed out and it’s better than I could have ever imagined.

“People were banging on the door to come in before we had opened.

“Some people came into have a nose and find out what it’s all about. I think everyone has done very well, the response from Seaford people has been fantastic.

“It’s been a huge hit.”

Visitors to the Clinton Centre in Clinton Place could snap up cheeses, chutney, cakes, crafts, fudge, eggs, vinegars, organic vegetables and much more.

Seaford MP Norman Baker was at the event as was Seaford mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven who said she felt the day had gone well.

Priscilla Palmer had lots of homemade goods on offer and people could snap up muffins, quiche, cheese scones and more from her stall. She said, “It’s been very positive for me and the first Farmers’ Market I have done.

“I’ve only been left with a few things, I had a table full of food. The response has been very warm.”

Chris Eustace from High Weald Dairy had different cheeses on display to tickle the taste buds. He said, “For the first Farmers’ Market I think Cathy has done a wonderful job in promoting it.

“I think it’s something that is going to grow as people get to know more about it. The question is whether weekly is going to be too much.”

John Stratton from stratta-sphere who was selling produce including vinegars and preserves said, “I think because it’s a new market it will slowly build. People like to come along to see what’s there and have a taste.

“There has been lots of interest.”

Debbie Russell from Jamqueen had mini Victoria sponges and cakes on display. She said, “I’ve met lots of people and had lots of oohs and aahs so I’m very happy. I know what to do next week.”

The market will be held on Thursdays between 10am and 2pm. For more information visit: www.seafordfarmersmarket.co.uk