July is a good month for local seasonal produce and this one marks the twenty-fourth year of the Local to Ludlow Producers’ Market, so it is time to celebrate!

Market manager Tish Dockerty will be leading on a 'market meander' at next week’s market.

"This will be a very informal opportunity to take a group of interested people around the market, introduce them to a number of regular stallholders and for them to talk to them about their produce," she said. 

The walk is free and will set off at 10am on July 11 from the cafe area at the front of the market and will last approximately 45 minutes.

The market is a hugely popular farmers market, independently run by a not-for-profit community interest company Local to Ludlow. It recently was cited as one of the not-to-be-missed features of Ludlow’s foodie offerings that pride themselves in true locally produced food and drink by a Which? travel survey.

The market takes place on every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

The stallholders are all producers of the products they sell, mainly food and drink with some art, craft and plants.

Tish Dockerty, who has been the market manager for 18 years and is a producer herself, said all stallholders are from within 30 miles of Ludlow and all food, drink and plants for sale must be grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholder.

All art, crafts and homewares are also made by stallholders.