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A problem is looming for Minchinhampton Country Market. Chris French, who for many years has provided baked goods, preserves and plants to the market, will be retiring at Christmas, together with her husband Colin, who is treasurer of the market. Unless new producers come forward, Minchinhampton Country Market will close, since it would no longer be financially viable.
Many producers have contributed to the successful running of the market, which is run as a co-operative social enterprise. Each producer is paid monthly for the goods they have sold, minus a deduction towards the costs of the market (rent, insurance etc). For those who get involved, apart from the monetary rewards, it is a wonderful outlet for their skills and provides the opportunity to become involved with the community of Minchinhampton. More »
New producers are actively being sought. The market has always welcomed new producers, and present members can offer support and help in getting started.
All the producers would agree that there is something special to be had from belonging to the market, meeting people every week and providing them with goods they want and appreciate. Minchinhampton Country Market supplies its many loyal customers with baked goods and preserves, honey, eggs, fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, greeting cards, gifts made from wood, fabric and pottery, jewellery and plants.
Please think about visiting the market (on Thursday mornings, 8.30 - 11.00), speaking to the producers, and finding out more. If the market were to close it would be a great loss to the community, and an end to an organisation that has run with great success in the town for over forty years. » Less
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:36 by Angie Ayling