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Surbiton Farmers’ Market celebrates Spring

Spring arrives in Surbiton on Saturday with special seasonal produce at Maple Road Farmers’ Market.

Flowers, bulbs, new season’s lamb and spring vegetables will be among the produce on sale.

Spring arrives in Surbiton on Saturday with special seasonal produce at Maple Road Farmers’ Market. Flowers, bulbs, new season’s lamb and spring vegetables will be among the produce on sale.

The March market will also see the first ‘Meet the Producer’ event, where visitors can learn about and taste foods on sale. Janet Signor of Corte Deisignori will describe the journey of its extra virgin olive oils from Sicilian olive groves overlooking Mount Etna to the company’s Surbiton base. The talk and tasting runs from 11.30am to 12 noon at The Antelope and is free of charge.

Surbiton’s Farmers’ Market is held from 9am to 1pm on the third Saturday of the month. Each month there are 26 stalls of wonderful fresh produce, with new farmers and producers joining regular stallholders to offer a variety of seasonal foods.

This month’s newcomer is Le Kitchen Mesurier with its chutneys, relishes and sauces. Tiger Spring Tea will also be returning with its selection of blended teas.
Maple Road Surbiton Farmers’ Market is a Community Interest Company, organised by and for the local community. Surplus proceeds generated are returned to the community to support local charities and causes.
At Saturday’s market the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) will be running a raffle, and local children’s charity Yorda Adventures will provide face painting. The Fircroft Trust will be selling plants grown in its nursery and 1st Surbiton Sea Scouts will again serve hot drinks to raise funds for equipping their new hut. Money raised will be matched by donations from the Farmers’ Market.
Maple Village Women’s Institute is also holding a Spring Fayre from 10.30am to 1pm in St Andrew’s Church Maple Road, where crafts, gifts, books, cards and ‘nearly new’ will be on sale.

Co-chair of the group of volunteers who organise the markets, Geoffrey Doyle said Saturday’s special events make this month’s market a must: ‘The market is a great success for Surbiton. We look forward to another great day and the raising of more funds for local charities and good causes. I'd like to thank the many volunteers who help to organise the market, and market goers and stallholders for their fantastic support.’

For information on Maple Road Surbiton Farmers’ Market contact Geoffrey Doyle on 07949 155441 or Sarah Taylor on 020 8390 5673. Look out for more details at www.mapleroadsurbiton.co.uk or find us on Facebook.

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