Over 25 Hampshire food producers will be welcoming customers from across the county to the new farmers’ market in Southampton on Sunday, January 24th, 10am to 2pm. Plus, as ‘Breakfast Week’ begins the same day, there will be a breakfast theme across the market with producers selling the very best artisan breads, sausages and mushrooms, muffins – plus much more to help kick-start your week.
The market in Guildhall Square is set to bring lots of shoppers and supporters of local produce to the ‘Cultural Quarter’. Councillor Satvir Kaur, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Leisure at Southampton City Council said: “Everyone I have spoken to is a fan of Hampshire’s farmers’ markets and I’m thrilled it is coming to Southampton’s Guildhall Square so that many more people can take advantage of what it has to offer.
“With the new arts centre nearing completion together with the array of restaurants and cafes opening, Guildhall Square is the perfect setting to host this popular specialist market and we’re really hoping that residents and visitors will take the time to spend a leisurely Sunday exploring it’s delights.”
There will also be plenty of musical entertainment during the morning and into the afternoon (look out for updates on the line-up via @hantsfarmersmkt on Twitter). Greenfield Pork will also be serving-up their renowned hog roast on the day too. Alex Handford, Business Manager at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets, commented: “There is a definite air of excitement among us all at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets; it’s going to be a fun-filled four hours on the 24th. We’re looking forward to coming back to Southampton each quarter of 2016. I’m confident this market is going to grow and grow.”
Look out for special breakfast-themed offers in the Daily Echo during the run-up to market day and, on the 24th, Hampshire Farmers’ Markets will be also be running a competition. Simply pick up an entry form from one of the stallholders, fill in your details and the winner of a treat-filled foodie hamper will be drawn on the day.
Southampton Farmers’ Market Dates 2016
- 24th January
- 22nd May
- 24th July
- 23rd October
All markets are 10am to 2pm.