Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

This Is Wiltshire: Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down Corsham Farmers’ Market shuts down

Dwindling stall numbers and the loss of vegetable producers have forced the monthly Corsham Farmers’ Market to close.

The market, which took place in the High Street on the third Saturday of the month, was organised by the Wiltshire Farmers’ Markets Association.

Administrator Sue Thomson said: “With increasingly easy access to local food it has been a constant challenge for a small market such as Corsham to cost-effectively attract enough customers to the market each month to keep it viable.

“Stall numbers have been dwindling and losing the vegetable producers at the end of 2013 was a major blow.

It is hoped the market can be replaced by a community market later this year, after the Corsham Food and Drink Festival on June 21.

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3:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

greenfingers1 says...

Sadly, I'm not surprised. No vegetables available; there's a surprise! All our farmers are choosing to cover their fields in solar arrays instead of growing food for us. Mind you, the vast tax-payers subsidies being paid to the farmers for installing very expensive, "made in China" (using dirty coal fired power stations) solar panels means it's a no-brainer for the landowners.
Bring back common sense to growing our own food and putting solar panels on industrial roofs (like the Minister for Climate Change and Green Energy, Greg Barker, says).
Sadly, I'm not surprised. No vegetables available; there's a surprise! All our farmers are choosing to cover their fields in solar arrays instead of growing food for us. Mind you, the vast tax-payers subsidies being paid to the farmers for installing very expensive, "made in China" (using dirty coal fired power stations) solar panels means it's a no-brainer for the landowners. Bring back common sense to growing our own food and putting solar panels on industrial roofs (like the Minister for Climate Change and Green Energy, Greg Barker, says). greenfingers1
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