‘Phenomenal’ turn-out at Felpham’s first farmers’ market - In pictures

“We think around a thousand people came — It was really phenomenal.”

Monday, 14th June 2021, 2:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:46 am
DM21060345a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201802008

The organiser of Felpham’s first farmer’s market said she was ‘so thrilled’ by the turn-out on Saturday (June 12).

Businesswoman, and local resident, Rachel Higbee organised the event in a bid to boost local trade.

Rachel said: “It was just unbelievable. The queue was stretching forever, down the road and into the village.

DM21060347a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201812008

“The stall holders were overwhelmed, they sold out of everything really. It was a great success.

“The fish man sold out of fresh crabs within half an hour.

“There was a wonderful atmosphere. It really brought the community together.”

Rachel said the event meant Felpham was ‘far busier’ than on a usual Saturday, bringing ‘increased trade’ to other village shops.

DM21060329a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201721008

Town crier Jane Smith, who attended the event, said: “Lovely morning at Felpham’s first farmers market today.

“It was great to see so many people supporting this local event. I saw lots of lovely friends and met some very nice people.”

The market will take place at Felpham Village Hall on the second Saturday of each month from 9am until 1pm. Read more here

DM21060321a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201640008
DM21060343a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Rachel Higbee. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201752008
DM21060327a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Town crier Jane Smith. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201711008
DM21060354a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Tony Lucas 'The Flower Man'. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201842008
DM21060352a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Troles Bendix, SODT. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201832008
DM21060349a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Dennis Ayling. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201822008
DM21060319a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Nigel Baker and Claire Harris, Ridgeway Gin. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201630008
DM21060316a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Christine Hart, Sussex Jams and Chutneys. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201620008
DM21060339a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Rachel Higbee, organiser. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201742008
DM21060335a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201731008
DM21060323a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Jo Mantini, The Green Boutique. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201651008
DM21060325a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Charlie and Jemma Cockaday, Tinwood Estate. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201701008
DM21060356a.jpg. Felpham Farmers Market opening day. Lauren Whitburn, Lauren's Cakes. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-211206-201852008