Browsing a local market on a crisp and sunny winter’s morning can be a great start to your weekend. And down the Daffodil Line we are blessed with so many to choose from.
But come the icy blasts of February a mooch around outdoor stalls in the morning drizzle might not seem quite so appealing.
Even the worst weather isn’t a problem for visitors to Newent Friday Market which is all safely tucked away in the town’s spacious Memorial Hall, less than 5 minutes walk from the bus stop.
First, join the regulars and fight off the chill with a hot drink and maybe a bacon or egg roll.
Then hit the stalls, you never know what you are going to find. Fantastic locally reared beef and pork, local cheeses, cider and beers, cakes and bakes and amazing cheesecake are all regular features. There will be locally produced fruit and veg in season as well as jams, pickles and chutneys and fresh local free range eggs.
Buy as much or as little as you need, and bring your own packaging to save waste too, if you like.
If you’re looking for a gift you’re in the right place. Local crafts abound with handmade baby clothes and toys, hand turned wooden gifts. Jewellery, skincare and candles and more.
It’s a community market and you will often find community groups and good causes in attendance. We loved meeting Mooma the rescue owl, at the market to raise awareness and money for animal welfare.
Newent Friday Market happens every Friday Morning 9.00 – 11.30 at Newent Memorial Hall, bury Bar Newent GL18 1PT – by the big co-op.