Farmers’ Market celebrates 16 years in Ely

Farmers’ Market celebrates 16 years in Ely

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Happy birthday, Ely Farmers’ Market!

Yesterday the iconic market celebrated 16 years of selling fresh, local produce in the city.

East Cambridgeshire District Council celebrated the big day by providing vegan cupcakes and other treats to passers-by.

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There was also a prize draw, with £25 of goodies from the Farmers’ Market up for grabs.

The market was “fresh, local and friendly”, supplying ethically sourced food, said Lisa Quin, of East Cambridgeshire District Council.

“There’s a great variety of seasonal produce – everything from fresh meat to vegan Scotch eggs.”

Julia Davies, of East Cambridgeshire District Council, said the market had gone from strength to strength since being formed in 2000.

“Times have changed. At first it was farmers bringing their produce. Now we also have cakes, vegan samosas. We cater for all sorts.”

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The Farmers’ Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month.

Stalls include vendors selling rare breed meat, local Fen vegetables, fresh fish, artisan cakes and bread, puddings and pies, plant-based and gluten-free food, cut flowers, plants and herbs.

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