Odiham’s first Hampshire Farmers’ Market will be on the village High Street on Saturday, 21st May, from 10am to 2pm.
The beautiful historic village of Odiham is renowned for its independent shops and restaurants and everyone is looking forward to meeting this month’s stallholders. “Odiham has been a location we’ve looked at going into for a while now,” explains Alex Handford, Business Manager at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets. “The north of Hampshire has a plethora of local producers and we know people would love the opportunity to go along to meet them and buy their seasonal ingredients.”
Just some of the many Hampshire producers you will find on the day include Mill Farm Organic, near Alton. If it’s new plants for your garden you’re after, then pop along to Fernlea Nurseries or Cottage Garden Plants. For delicious honey, be sure to pick up a jar from Mrs B’s Bees and for some wonderful real bread, stop by at Slindon Bakery’s stall.
Perhaps a squiche? No, that’s not a typo; it’s a square quiche. Mud Foods sell them alongside their vast array of delicious pies and sausage rolls. The Cold Pressed Oil Company has launched a few new products lately, to complement their rapeseed oils. They now produce two varieties of dressings: chili and garlic and raspberry and mustard. There may even be some to sample on the day. Catch Isle of Wight have been inundated with customers wanting to try their delicious award winning fishcakes. With any luck, they will be bringing plenty with them to Odiham’s first market.
Visitors won’t want to miss a chance to win a Hampshire Farmers’ Market Hamper at the event. One lucky person will take home delicious fresh produce, handpicked from the day’s stallholders.
It’s not just great produce visitors can enjoy on the 21st, as the village is also hosting an Open Gardens event from 1pm to 5pm. Francis Howard, chairman of group InOdiham, who is organising the event, says: “It’s going to be a busy day…everyone in the village is really looking forward to visiting the market and then perusing the hidden gardens of Odiham. There’s going to be lots to see and do and some competitions for everyone to get involved in.”