The new Aberfeldy Farmers’ Market held its first event on Sunday 5 May which has been hailed as ‘a tremendous success.’
It was officially opened by P&K Provost Liz Grant who said: “I am really supportive of this venture and wish the organisers the best of luck. They have shown real determination to get this market off the ground and it is exactly what we need in Perth and Kinross. Local enterprise at its best”
FarmMarket1WebProvost and Jenny LWebFifteen stallholders, all supplying the best of local Perthshire produce, showed off their wares to a constant stream of intrigued shoppers who were keen to try the best that Perthshire has to offer and to take some home with them.
There was smoked salmon from Dunkeld, bread from Blair Atholl, chocolate from Acharn, a range of game products from Pitlochry and lamb, beef and pork from major Perthshire suppliers.
Avril Taylor, one of the Aberfeldy Market organisers, told Comment:  “There was an overwhelming number of people, both locals and visitors, and a real buzz about the town.  I think it was a great success and the weather was kind to us.  Some of the stalls sold out and local businesses benefitted, too.” 
P&K C’llr Ian Campbell observed: “The crowds throughout the day were appreciative of the fact that the shops in the town were also open and this, combined with plenty to see and do locally, made a great day out for visitors from near and far.”
Throughout the summer, on the first Sunday of every month, these markets in Aberfeldy will be held with the next one being on 2 June. It is planned for a constantly changing range of products and other activities on the day to keep everyone happy.

Pictured here are P&K Provost, Liz Grant (left), enjoying a coffee in the town Square with Jenny Langrish, Chairwoman of Aberfeldy Small Business Association

 

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