To my shame Tonbridge Blog didn't make it along to the first of the newly revived Tonbridge Farmer's markets. Shop open, carnival to see, people to talk to, fete to take photos at etc. etc. excuses, excuses! I have heard several reports though that it was well attended (despite the awful weather on Sunday,) that there were around 50 stalls selling a huge variety of local produce and that the location seemed to work well. So it seems that Steve (who calls himself the Chilliman) might just know what he's doing. A little birdie tells me that he used to organise the successful West Malling market so he ought to. I wish him good luck with this venture as I've been banging on about the need for a good one for many years now. I will come along to as many as I'm able and would dearly love to see it go weekly so that the good folk of Tonbridge can make it part of their weekly food shopping routine. In the meantime the monthly ones are a good start. Here are the dates for the other markets this year so you'll have no excuses:
Sunday July 10th; August 14th; September 11th; October 9th; November 13th; December 11th.