Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire Farmers Market Association looking for new businesses

Ludlow Advertiser: THE Herefordshire Farmers Market Association is on the hunt for new local small businesses to come and join the regular programme of markets. THE Herefordshire Farmers Market Association is on the hunt for new local small businesses to come and join the regular programme of markets.

THE Herefordshire Farmers Market Association, which co-ordinate Farmers Markets’ in Hereford, Leominster, Ross and Ledbury, is on the hunt for new local small businesses to come and join the regular programme of markets.
“We are particularly on the lookout for people producing and selling dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurts, beef and game, together with local growers of fruit,” said David Griffiths, chairman of the Association.
“We would also welcome another wine producer as we have seen a growing interest among our customers in tasting and buying of locally grown wines.”
To sell at the Farmers’ Markets producers must adhere to certain guidelines; all food or drink offered for sale must be grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stall holder. No 'bought-in' produce is allowed.
The producer, or a direct employee, should be the person selling at the market; and the business should be based within a 30 mile radius of the market
The association offers help to new business and recommend prospective stall holders come to a few markets to talk to other producers before trading.
Anyone interested in becoming part of Herefordshire Farmers’ Markets should contact David Griffiths on 01568 797427 or come along to the Farmers’ Market in Hereford any Thursday. Visit www.hfmg.org for further information.

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