Beefing it up on the Farmers’ Market with a hint of perfume by Sunday




This weekend, Ely’s Market Place is the place to be with the Farmers’ Market celebrating Great British Beef on Saturday while on Sunday, the Flower, Food and Craft Market returns.

On Saturday 28 April, local Farmers’ Market producers will be offering some great deals on some of the best Aberdeen Angus beef and Red Poll cattle beef available.

D.K Jeary, who has been on the Farmers’ Market since it opened in 2000 and who has built up a wide base of appreciative customers, will be offering some great cuts to suit all purses and tips on the best cooking methods.

There will also be the chance to sample local Red Poll pies, made from beef cattle which graze on Midsummer Common in Cambridge, they have proved very popular in recent months and the Camcattle team will be offering all types of cuts and deals on their roasting joints.

On Sunday 29 April, the Flower, Food and Craft Market is back for a second season.

The market, which built in popularity during the last year and a host of traders are returning to the Market Place. These include:

• Plant, herb and general nursery stalls
• Artisan bread and fine cakes
• Rare breed sausages
• Specialist cheese and hams
• Sweet and savoury crepes to sample on the market or take away to enjoy at home.
• Craft jewellery and unique gifts 

To entertain the children there will be a face painter and music to add the vibrancy of the day.

Councillor Richard Hobbs, Chairman of the Community and Environment Sub-Committee, said: “It is going to be a fantastic weekend on the Market Place in Ely with a whole host of amazing produce available to buy from our local traders. On Saturday, there will be the chance to sample the finest British beef from some of our producers based in Cambridgeshire and then come Sunday the wonderful Flower, Food and Craft Market returns. I hope visitors and residents can make time to come along to the market to see the great range of products they can buy.”

As well as the fortnightly award-winning Farmers’ Markets, Ely also boasts a regular Craft & Collectables Market every Saturday for a great variety of arts, crafts and antiques as well as the traditional General Market every Thursday and the new Flower & Food Market on the last Sunday of every month and Bank Holiday Mondays.