Keynsham market team 'pleased' at future home

Published on: 06 May 2014

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Organisers of Keynsham's monthly farmers' market have been given their first look at the site where their stalls will stand when the town centre development opens in autumn.

The market, which moved to Ashton Way car park last year when work began at its original home next to the clock tower, is due to return to the High Street in the public open space among the new shops, offices and community buildings in October.

Louise Hall, of Somerset Farmers' Markets, and market day manager Adrian Watts were given a tour of the regeneration site last month.

Louise said: “We are very excited about it – the site felt much bigger than when you drive by. We are really pleased with how central and how spacious the location we are being offered for the market is.

“It’s a lovely area, very visible from the High Street and by the time they have put in trees and benches it’s going to be a very interesting venue. There is room for the market to expand if there is demand.”

The market has already expanded since its days by the clock tower, from 17 canopies to 24 in Ashton Way.

For May, the market is welcoming some new stallholders, including Bristol’s Everything Bagels, which has proved popular at other local markets, and organic vegetables from Radford Mill Farm near Radstock.

Louise said they were also keeping their fingers crossed that strawberries, from Besley’s Fruits in Cheddar, will be making an appearance in time for this month’s market on May 10 from 9am-1pm. Visit www.somerset for more information.

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