Village market celebrates first birthday in business

Adderbury Market NNL-141205-174450001
Adderbury Market NNL-141205-174450001

A community market which helps raise vital funds for village causes in Adderbury has celebrated its first birthday.

Adderbury Community Food Market, which meets at Adderbury Institute on the second Thursday of each month, held a special birthday celebration at last Thursday’s May meeting to mark a successful first year in business.

The market was set up by villager Alison Frost and hosts a range of stalls stocking a wide variety of local produce from game, jams and cakes to coffee, bread, fruit and vegetables. Proceeds from stall holders’ fees go to village causes and there is a free stall which is allocated to a different community organisation each month.

Roger Dickinson, who chairs the group of villagers that now runs the market, said: “What Alison first introduced that makes it different is that it is an evening market that serves hot food and has a bar.

“So people can come along, do their shopping, bring their kids with them and have food and a pint or a glass of wine.”

To celebrate its birthday the market held a competition with Christopher Rawlins School to design a new market logo. The winning design was produced by Darcey Layton, who was presented with her prize of a book token at Thursday’s market. Free use of this month’s community stall went to the school’s parents’ association.

The market has raised an estimated £1,000 for village causes so far.