Farmers' markets returning to Ringwood

HAMPSHIRE Farmers’ Markets are returning to Ringwood.

The first market will be held from 10am-2pm at The Furlong on Saturday, March 22.

Hampshire Farmers’ Markets’ business manager Alex Handford said: “All our producers are thrilled about returning to Ringwood and the prospect of holding a regular monthly market at The Furlong, which is much more central for shoppers than our previous location.

“We are looking forward to welcoming shoppers from a wide area of Hampshire and the New Forest to the market and working closely with the retailers and community.”

“It is four years since we held a market in Ringwood and in that time consumers have become more passionate about the provenance of the food they buy.

“After last year’s food scandals they want to know that the produce they are giving their families is fully traceable.

“Visitors to our markets also get to meet our producers and to sample their products, enjoy fresh food to go and the vibrant market atmosphere.”

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7:56am Mon 10 Mar 14

Rick White says...

Alex Handford states that the Furlong is more central than the Market Square! Without doubt it seems that the Furlong owners want to completely cut off the High Street and the original Market Square. Shops close in the High Street and are offered better deals to move to the Furlong, now a farmers 'market' is removed from the central Market Place.
Perhaps one day those that organise events in Ringwood will come to realise that the Town is more than this expensive, all consuming corporate giant that detracts from the historical centre of the Town!
Mr Handford, I ask you to explain why you are not able, or willing to use the real Market Square?
Alex Handford states that the Furlong is more central than the Market Square! Without doubt it seems that the Furlong owners want to completely cut off the High Street and the original Market Square. Shops close in the High Street and are offered better deals to move to the Furlong, now a farmers 'market' is removed from the central Market Place. Perhaps one day those that organise events in Ringwood will come to realise that the Town is more than this expensive, all consuming corporate giant that detracts from the historical centre of the Town! Mr Handford, I ask you to explain why you are not able, or willing to use the real Market Square? Rick White
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