Perth Farmers’ Market faces the challenge of succeeding in a tough economic climate as it returns for a 13th year on Saturday.
The first market of 2012 follows a successful 2011, when stall numbers were up and footfall increased.
Huge efforts will be made to maintain the upward trend and it is testament to the success of the market that a number of the original 12 stallholders — including Hilton Wild Boar, Jim Fairlie’s lamb and the Cairn O’Mohr Winery — will be playing their part.
Market chairman Andrew Scarlett said quality of product and service and, in particular, ”enthusiasm” would be key to the market’s success.
He outlined his thoughts on the coming year, saying: ”We faced a number of challenges last year with roadworks causing us to move to a slightly less visible area around the city hall.
”Our ever-growing group of regular customers stuck with us however and we are now delighted to be back in our more familiar location just off the High Street.”
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