The second Saturday of every month is Farmers Market day in our house, and has been ever since the market first began back in 2005. Our main purchase is always a stash of the most amazing sausages for the freezer, along with some freshly baked bread to make sausage sandwiches! The range of produce available is huge; handmade pies and pastries, cakes and baked goods, fruit, veg, British meats and poultry, preserves, award winning wine and coffee beans are just a few, and almost everything is produced within 40 miles of Birmingham.
This Saturday the 14th of September will be the 100th Kings Norton Farmers Market, and along with all the usual fare there are lots of extras on offer for the whole family. The Lord Mayor will be there along with the Salvation Army youth band and the Ark Rose drummers, and you will be able to participate in a juggling workshop and other family activities.
Once you’ve experienced all that the market has to offer, you can pop next door to St Nicolas’ Place to visit the Make Do and Mend craft, vintage and gift fair; a celebration of local craft and vintage items (dare I mention Christmas shopping potential at this stage? Only 15 Saturdays left til the big day after all! Sorry.) You will also find a children’s craft tent and refreshments are available, all from 10 until 2.
As usual, free parking is available at The Navigation pub on Wharf Rd (just over the road from the green) and also at the Bulls Head pub on the Green itself. So really you have no excuse not to pop along between 9 and 2 on Saturday and celebrate 100 Farmers Markets whilst supporting your local community!
We hope to see you there!