Risca farmers’ market a big success
2:30pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
DESPITE the wet weather it was a successful day for the second Risca Farmers’ Market.
More than 50 people turned up to browse the range of stalls at St Mary’s Church Hall in the town’s St Mary’s Street.
It is the second market day to be held by Heather Gilpin, 47, who wanted to host the event to bring back community spirit.
She said: “It was a successful day and we had a good mix of stalls, including Taste of the Valley butchers, who specialises in boar meat, Tudor Brewery, selling bottled ales, Asia Spice Box, and hand-made cards and jewellery.”
It’s a true family affair as Mrs Gilpin, a chef by trade, bakes cakes which her daughter, Franchessca, 18, sells, while her husband, Stephen, and daughter, Charlotte, 16, hand out flyers, and eldest daughter Angharad helps in the kitchen.
A percentage of the profits will be donated to the hall’s fund to help towards the costs of renovations.
The market will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month between 10am and 4pm.
Stallholders can reserve their place by calling 079222 33078.