Crowthorne mini-market back by demandBy Hugh Fort
June 07, 2012
Crowthorne’s business people took to the streets to bask in the spring sunshine at the village’s second mini-market.
Six local traders ran stalls in High Street on Saturday, May 26, and saw a steady flow of customers.
Items on sale included fresh fruit and vegetables from Gray’s Farm, in Heathlands Road, herbs from Thyme and Again, home-made cakes from Crowthorne Cakes, cheese and chutneys from Capers Deli, Noodle Jewellery; and fresh bread, quiches and pies from Wildflour Bakery.
Crowthorne Baptist Church, in High Street, served tea and coffee to the shoppers.
The initiative has been launched by the Crowthorne Traders’ Association as a way to try to increase the village’s footfall.
Sarah Sandle, from the association, said: “The mini-market is a new venture for us and will be running during the summer months, hoping to capture a wider audience and increase the footfall in High Street.
"With the global economy still struggling, Crowthorne Traders are trying to maintain a vibrant village atmosphere while trying to boost the local economy.
“The market evolved after researching views from the locals to see what they wanted in their village.”
The market will be running once a month on Saturday, June 16, Saturday, July 14, Saturday, August 11, and Saturday, September 15.
Anyone interested in taking part can email email@example.com