Shoppers invited to farmers market at Gorleston garage

BAKERS, a butcher and fruit and veg growers are coming together for a farmers market with a twist in Gorleston and all are encouraged to support the new community venture.

The indoor market is the brainchild of garage manager Chris Browne who was keen to establish a foodie bazaar in the town to give residents an opportunity to pick up local produce and meet with suppliers.

But he also wants to make his market a community hub for businesses and neighbours and use it as an opportunity to raise funds for local causes.

And his efforts over the past few weeks look set to pay off as 15 suppliers will be setting up their stalls for the event's debut on Sunday and scores are hoped to turn out and support it.

Mr Browne, body shop manager at Pertwee and Back accident repair centre where the market is being held, has been busy putting up posters in and around the town and handing out leaflets to customers, and has also enlisted the help of local schools to help spread the word.

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He said: 'We really have marketed this event hard and hope it is the foundation to do several a year in the future including a Christmas one, should this work.'

Produce on offer on the day will include freshly baked cakes, milk, cheeses, meats, olives, bread, dressed crab and lobsters, fruit, veg, honey and plants.

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There will also be a selection of craft stalls and auto jumble and a waterless car wash.

The market will be raising money for he second Gorleston Cubs, which Mr Browne's three sons attend, and young members of the group will be in attendance to offer hand car washes to help boost their coffers.

The market is being held at Pertwee and Back in Lowestoft Road from 9am - 1pm.

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