The producers of Truro Farmers Market have joined forces with friends in the farming industry for a special event on Saturday 25th July, which will see the countryside come to the city for a summer celebration of rural life.
Between 9am and 4pm Lemon Quay will be taken over by tractors, traditional countryside crafts, children’s activities, a local produce market, street food stalls and live entertainment.
Large and small modern tractors, plus a vintage model, will be on display for visitors to take a closer look, while for a hands-on experience you can try milking a cow (although not a real one!)
Skilled crafts, including thatching, weaving and spinning, will be demonstrated by experts and visitors can also learn about beekeeping and the essential role of bees in the farming cycle.
Threemilestone’s Young Farmers group will be giving out information and presenting a talk called ‘Where Does Your Food Come From’ to encourage more people to support Cornish producers by shopping locally and choosing seasonal food.
Meanwhile for children, a ‘woodland creche’ will be provided by Miraclewood Outdoor C.I.C – a Community Interest Company who organise outdoor after school sessions, holiday clubs and a Forest School.
Children will also be entertained by free face painting and the chance to meet an adventurous group of baby ducklings, who have made their way to the city to take part in this special event.
The regular producers of Truro Farmers Market will be out in force, with local meats and cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, sustainable seafood and homemade sauces and preserves available to buy.
Cornish ales, ciders, wines and spirits are all well-represented at market, as are locally-made juices, tea producers and coffee roasters.
If all this activity and the sight of such high quality ingredients makes you hungry, you can indulge your appetite with street food from @Home World Street Food, Ruby June’s Indian Kitchen and burgers from The Cornish Venison Company, followed by delicious Spanish Fritters from Kernow Churrio.
The event aims to promote the strong connections between local farmers and consumers in the city, who enjoy the seasonal produce available at Truro Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday.
In recent months the market has been restricted to smaller, irregular spaces on Lemon Quay due to the development of the Primark site; nonetheless the popular local market has received the support and custom of loyal regulars and new visitors.
Nigel Ekins, Chairman of Truro Farmers Market explained the importance of the event, saying: “This will be a fun day out for the whole family; it’s also a chance for us to celebrate the bounty of the countryside and emphasise its importance to a new generation.”
Visit www.trurofarmersmarket.co.uk for more information, or follow the market on Twitter at @TruroFarmersMkt