Market celebrating 6th anniversary

Contributed by editor on Feb 15, 2009 - 02:00 AM

By Jenny Barraclough

In April the Capel-le-Ferne market will be celebrating its 6th Anniversary and continues to go from strength to strength, even in the present recession when it is especially important to support our local producers and farmers.

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The stalls are always a little ‘sparce’ in January,
although we still had all the basics i.e. fruit, vegetables, meat, fish,
eggs, delicatessen, cakes, bread. plants etc.

Now February is upon us, many of our regular stalls
will be returning too, which fills the hall, amongst these will be Asian
specialities, preserves, jams and pickles, chocolates, desserts and
crafts. There is always a probability of new stalls too.

In conjunction with the market, we often hold special events and on 17th
February Capel-le-Ferne Art Group will be displaying their work in the
small hall.

This will be followed by a Pancake Race, on 24th
February. Future events will be celebrating our 6th anniversary, and
Easter – where we usually have some baby animals for the children to

The success of our market is all down to the volunteers who run it, and
every penny raised from the markets goes into the maintenance of the
village hall.

We would also like to thank our regular customers for their continued
support, but we also have visitors from far and wide all year too. A few
remarks from our Comments Book are below:-

12.8.08 Market excellent. Come up from Folkestone every week.

D Campbell

Market very good, lots of variety, coffee shop and staff excellent.

M. Dowers & M. Mills

Weekly social gathering. Everything good.

21.10.08 The highlight of Dennis’s week! A really enjoyable social
gathering and very good produce. S. Ovenden

28.10.08 Always polite friendly banter. It’s good to come here.

28.10.08 People great, pleasure to come here. Smashing. Ray Punnett

16.12.08 Our indoor Farmers Market is excellent because of all the
different stalls every week that change on a regular basis and all the
staff are so friendly.

27.01.09 Our first visit and we think it is wonderful, looking forward
to more wonderful food in the months to come. Thank you.

27.01.09 We came to talk Post Offices and have enjoyed everybody and
wonderful atmosphere. The food is excellent and we will be back. Roy and

The Market is held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the
Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, CT18 7LX. Do come along and visit us, we
have a great atmosphere and refreshments too.

Telephone 07892 082356 or visit our website [1]