Fakenham Country Markets stall is run by a co-operative of 20 members. Market manager Gillian, secretary Debbie, Lesley and Esther are all regulars behind the counter. The stall is on the right hand side as you enter the market area from Bridge Street. Their home- made produce is always popular, so best to get there early for the most choice.
Where are you from?
Fakenham and local villages.
How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
In recent years we became known as Country Markets but before that, this was a W.I stall which had been running a very long time. The wooden hut we trade from was built in 1973, but we are not sure exactly how long the stall has been here before then.
What are your opening times here?
About 8am – 1pm with earlier closing in bad weather. We are closed in January.
What led you to running this stall?
We are all people who enjoy cooking, baking, handicrafts, or gardening and love sharing what we make.
What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
The community spirit and sociability. We get involved in catering for local events, such as the Duck Race, Active Fakenham launch and the Fakenham 50 cycle ride, and the horticultural show. We always welcome new producers to come and join us. Just come along one Thursday and we can tell you all about it.
What do you sell?
Cakes, savouries, knitted items and handicrafts, jams, honey, chutney, fresh eggs, seasonal flowers , plants and vegetables all from our own kitchens and gardens.
Interview by Dawn Wakefield