Sunday 7 December 2008

Goats at Tarporley Country Market

This last week has been busy here with little time to think, let alone write a blog. The reason has been because we are involved in setting up Tarporley Country Market. Tarporley is our local 'big' village, about 5 miles away it is where the local senior school is, the garage, and where we go to Chapel.
A few months ago the Parish council and some local producers, us and the local yogurt man, got together to make a farmers market happen in the village. The idea was to sell local goods, in the village to add to the High Street and the local community.
We had borrowed the stalls from Aston market, in Manchester, the tables from the First Tarporley Scouts. The site was split so that people coming from both ends of the village met stalls, one section was at the west end, by the chestnut pavillion and had 4 stalls. The rest of us were in Church lane, 15 stalls. This is a cul-de-sac leading to the lych gate.
One of the advantages of organising the market is getting to choose your pitch, we were at the top of the lane, and everyone had to go past us to get to the market. It was brilliant. We sold out in hours and could have sold many more goat burgers and sausages.veg went down a treat Heidi and Karen were the brains behind the day. They even fixed the weather, cold, dry and sunny!!Not many markets have a chainsaw artist He sold a few of these wonderful owls.

All in all we had a good day, the village had fun, and we'll be back next month!!


Jennifer said...

Glad it went well. Those chainsaw sculptures are just too neat!

Betts Family said...

Love the apron Tim!!!