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The best of Wealden food and drink

Media Release : 12 September 2018

Between 22 September and 7 October, markets in Wealden will be decorated with Union Jack bunting and posters.

Wealden Markets

It’s all part of the British Food Fortnight, the biggest annual, national celebration of good, local, fresh food and drink.

“We are supporting the campaign by Love British Food to raise the profile of local markets,” said Councillor Bob Standley, Leader of Wealden District Council. “We want to encourage people to make the most of the exceptional locally-produced food and drink our producers offer.”

“We’ve seen the number of our local markets blossom in recent years, providing new outlets for local businesses. In many cases you are able to talk to producers first hand and gain a greater understanding of the product you are buying.”

Farmer markets are held at Uckfield - first Saturday of the month. Hailsham – second Saturday of the month. Heathfield - third Saturday of the month. Crowborough – fourth Saturday of the month. There is also a street market in Hailsham every Saturday. Community markets take place at Blackham, Framfield, Chelwood Gate, East Dean, Forest Row, Wadhurst. Country markets, specialising in locally produced baked goods are held at Pevensey Bay and Waldron.

Wealden has an abundance of high quality food and drink products.  You can expect to buy fresh bread, cakes, seasonal vegetables, meats, dairy produce, chutney plus local arts and crafts and much, much more....

Details of the markets regularly held in and around the Wealden area are on the Wealden website www.wealden.gov.uk/localmarkets

More about the British Food Fortnight national campaign can be found at www.lovebritishfood.co.uk .