Stevenage Farmers’ Market celebrates fifth year in the historic High Street
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This month marks the fifth anniversary of the return of a market to Stevenage’s historic High Street.
A general market had been held in the High Street from the 1200s until 1961 and discussions were first mooted 20 years ago to bring a market back.
The farmers’ market, which is currently held opposite the Mulberry Tree every second Saturday of each month between 10am and 2pm, was established in 2012 and offers everything from fresh meat and pies to cheese and chutneys, plants and cakes.
Hugh Madgin, chairman of the Stevenage Farmers’ Market committee, said: “It’s also five years since the volunteer-run market first instigated its free classic bus service between Stevenage bus station and the High Street.
“Today, the bus brings passengers from towns and villages across Hertfordshire - a feature unique to Stevenage Farmers’ Market.”
The next farmers’ market in Stevenage will take place on Saturday, September 9.