Real Marmalade Final News:
Ken retired from marmalade and jam-making on 30th November 2015 and Real Marmalade ceased trading on that date.
The National Association of Farmers Markets says...
“What is a Farmers’ Market?
A Farmers’ Market is one in which farmers, growers or producers from a defined local area are present in person to sell their own produce, direct to the public.
All products sold should have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholder.
What’s the difference?
The public can be confident of the origins of the foods, ask questions and get closer to the sources of local foods.
The producers get valuable feed-back from customers.”
You can ask how produce was made, what the ingredients are, and whether it is additive-free.
There are also strict limits on how far stall-holders can travel to a market - foods are not distributed over environmentally unfriendly distances.