14 Jun Lichfield Farmers’ Market 15th Anniversary
Having recently just celebrated Love Your Local Market, it was time for Lichfield’s popular monthly Farmers’ Market to get out the bunting again to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the market on 2 June on the Market Square.
Established by Lichfield City Council back in June 2001 the monthly Farmers’ Market has since become a prominent fixture in Lichfield and has gained a reputation for being one of the most successful Farmers’ Markets in Staffordshire, hosting more than 25 local traders, all from within 50 miles of the City.
Lichfield City Council marked the occasion with a celebration cake, creatively baked by Genette Andrews at Dream Bakery, a regular trader at the Farmers’ Market. The Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor Mrs Sheelagh James cut the cake at 12 noon and free slices were handed out to the public.
Throughout the day children were treated to free face painting on the Visit Lichfield stall, The Owl Experience with their wonderful display, and craft activities offered by Colin Manning at Creative Outdoor Learning, making outdoor inspired tree cookies and stick people. A raffle was held to raise money for the Mayor and Sheriff’s charities, with vouchers to spend at the Farmers’ Market being offered as prizes.
Lichfield’s Town Crier Ken Knowles gave a celebratory shout and welcomed all to the Market Square. He was also the first to make a tree cookie!
Amongst the day’s offerings were the usual quality selection of fresh, local and tasty produce, baked goods, cakes, cheeses, wine, meat and cider, to name a few, as well as hand crafted and bespoke lines.
In addition to the Farmers’ Market, General Markets are held on the Market Square on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week throughout the year, 9am – 4pm.