Amelia Stevens celebrates her 15th birthday with Reading Farmers’ Market. Duncan Paget of Stills Farm holds the cake, made by another market stall holder. Vivienne Johnson
Amelia Stevens cut the birthday cake for Reading Farmers’ Market as it celebrated its 15th birthday on Saturday October 4. She was chosen to lead the celebrations as she is as old as the market.
Amelia’s mum, Louise has been coming to the farmers’ market from the very start. ‘I used to come every week. I was just about to have Amelia when I came to the first one.’ she said. ‘Amelia was brought up on lovely veg, pork, eggs and watercress from local farms’.
All the produce is sourced within a 30 mile radius of Reading and includes many award winning growers and producers.
Reading Farmers’ Market is operated by The Thames Valley Farmers’ Market Co-operative and is held on the first and third Saturday of every month between 8:30am and noon at the Cattle Market in Great Knolly’s Street, just off the IDR. The co-operative also runs markets in Newbury and Purley-on-Thames, along with many other venues in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. See their website for details.
Other local farmers’ markets are held in Woodley (on the third Wednesday of every month in the morning), Wokingham (first Thursday of every month 9am-2pm) and Henley (fourth Thursday in the month 8.30am-2pm and some Sundays).
Pictures: Vivienne Johnson Last modified on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 07:48