This weekend we will be running the Market with our usual social distancing procedures (details at end of post) our market has large isles and is very well ventilated so we are able to maintain social distancing rules whilst still serving our local community in a safe and beneficial way. Where possible we would like to encourage people to pre-order their shopping and if you need to then coordinate someone to come and collect your shopping for you. Even with our social distancing and sanitation efforts please also take precautions before coming to the market, wearing protective items such as gloves and masks as well as bringing sanitiser for your personal use is still advisable and as always, if you are showing any flu like symptoms please stay at home.
We have also had several queries about online delivery for market produce and we advise consumers to check stallholders websites and social media to see if delivery or collection service is available. However not all stallholders can offer this choice as the employment and fuel costs of delivery are often too high to be a viable option for many stallholders due to them being small family businesses as opposed to a large supermarket chain or a farm shop who may already have links and delivery systems in place.
For those who are still attending we would like to thank you for your continued support during this difficult time, your attendance provides a vital income for our stallholders and helps to relieve pressure on our food supply network by spreading the demand for fresh produce so that commercial chains such as supermarkets aren’t overwhelmed. Delayed delivery times and empty shelves are signs that there is already a great amount of strain placed upon these food supply points.
The wellbeing of our customers and stallholders is our highest priority, as such we will be implementing the follow restrictions for this weeks market:
- No entry before 9am
- One way system – entry only through front door
- No cafe area or hot food being sold
- Limited stallholders – stalls which don’t provide a necessary service won’t be attending
- Restrictions on bulk buying
- If it gets too busy we will enforce staggered entry so you may need to queue (at a safe distance)
- There will be volunteers in UV jackets to help with any queries and issues on site
If you have any questions or concerns please message us on our Facebook page so we can respond.
This weeks stallholders:
- E S Burroughs – free range eggs & raw + pasteurized milk (07713 248666)
- Chaat Man – Indian food (07494 904057)
- D J Barnard’s – Lamb & pork (01953 498511)
- Hundred River Farm – Beef (01502 476240)
- Norfolk Truffle Company (01508 550325)
- Yew tree – Poultry (01379 586485)
- Samphire – Rare breed pork (07879283272)
- Tartz, cakes and bakes
- Seasons Bounty – Jams & Jellies (07707 029940)
- Greenwoods – Apple juice & Vegetables
- Bespoke bundles – Soaps
- Nanna Lees Pantries – Pickles & Chutneys
This Saturday 18th April Beccles Farmers Market will be open from 9am – 1pm with products all grown or produced within a 30 mile radius! We have ample parking including disabled spaces – but sorry no cash machines – no dogs, other than guide dogs.