January 20,2012 Rye and Battle Observer
RYE’S successful weekly farmers’ market is to be used as a blueprint for a new market at Bexhill.
The man behind the scheme is Iden organic farmer Christopher Strangeways, who is also the driving force behind Rother Environment Group.
A meeting is taking place in Bexhill next week to move the idea forward, with Devonshire Square ear-marked as it’s open air venue.
Mr strangeways said: “The meeting is the initiative of the Bexhill Environmental Group who has setting up asked me to have a go at organising a series of trial markets in Devonshire Square.
“I originally offered to help as I had experience setting up the Rye Farmers’ Market in 2001.
“The aim would be to test the water with a series of trial markets in late April and early May, but first we need to know what sort of support it might get from local people and producers.
“To that end, we’re planning to hold a public meeting at the Manor Barn in Bexhill Old Town next Tuesday, January 24, at 5.30pm which we hope will be well supported by potential stallholders and indeed anyone wanting to know more. We also aim to appoint a steering group.
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