An exciting new farmers’ market is being launched at Ashton Court Estate, Bristol on Sunday 15 May from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Bristol City Council has joined forces with local food entrepreneur Sophie Bowden (owner of Cornish food business Mullion Cove) to create a farmers’ market specialising in food and drink made within the West Country…
Sophie Bowden said ‘Being a regular visitor to Ashton Court Estate, I have always thought it would make a great site for a thriving farmers’ market. After putting a proposal forward to the council who owns the estate, they jumped at the chance to collaborate. What with the evident footfall, central location and ample parking, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to support local producers and get more locals and tourists to this beautiful estate’.
The market will aim to work alongside the estate and will embrace its seasons with the hope that fare and other products harvested from the estate will also be sold at the farmers’ market. Local craftspeople will be invited to partake in craft demonstrations.
Sophie added ‘We’ll be inviting a varied selection of artisan food producers to showcase their products as well as a small range of local craft stalls with activities to keep the children entertained during the summer. What better way to spend the day meandering around the estate and nipping into the farmers’ market to buy all the ingredients for a Sunday roast?!’
Any local food producers or craftspeople who would like to take part in the farmers’ market, please contact Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
Further details about the market will be released nearer the time including information on a celebrity guest who will open the market!