I see Teignmouth is to have a local produce market on the third Saturday of every month.
It is being organised by Teignbridge District Council, with the support of Teignmouth Town Council and Devon County Council.
There is also going to be a FREE bus service from Shaldon and Bishopsteignton. It is hoped it will encourage people to use the service to support the market and at the same time to look around the local shops.
I wonder if Dawlish Town would benefit by something like this especially with a free bus service to bring people from outside the town.
Would Dawlish Town Council support something like this.
Just a thought.
An excellent idea ZIGGY. Please let us know how you get on when you contact the Town Council with your idea, because I'd love to see a regular Farmers Market on the Lawn.
Would be a great idea. Just a shame we have a Council that isn't as forward thinking as our neighbours.
I will contact someone from the council and see what response I get.
Best of luck Ziggy
Please do Ziggy; this is the same market that was on Dawlish lawns a couple of years ago, and that has been fighting Teignbridge red tape in Teignmouth to get out of Pellow Arcade into the more commercially viable triangle. Visited on Saturday and it was small but good. I recall that it died in Dawlish last time out of indifference if not Council difficulties - it would be great to have it back!
If I remember, the price of their produce was ludicrous, therefore the support that they required to make it viable was not there.
A classic example was given by a farmer at some agricultural show up north.
He demostrated with a loaf of bread how the cost is split up. He said, "we get two slices and the crust for our produce and the rest of the loaf is divided up between the whosalers who we supply and the retailers who then pass it on to the customer, we want more the two slices and a crust to enable us to stay in business." That is fair comment and I agree that they should get more than two slices and a crust when the loaf is divided up.
But what happens at these farmers markets? not only do they want two slices and the crust, they want the whole loaf and more, that is why the do not get the support, GREED!
I have just had some feed back from a member of Dawlish Town Council.
The Producers Market will be opening in October, the Town Council have been working on the idea since April.