Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Freshest Fare from the Farm; Advertisement Feature

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Freshest Fare from the Farm; Advertisement Feature

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FARMERS' markets are the perfect way to cut down on food miles, support your local producers and enjoy tasty local food and drink.

Most of the products sold at farmers' markets are grown and made within 50 miles.

What's more, you can trot back home with your bags laden with the best of British fare, and with a warm glow of satisfaction knowing you have done your bit for the planet. Here's our guide to some of the reS gion's best.

TYNEMOUTH This Saturday is the farmers' market at Tynemouth Station, which is held every third Saturday of the month.

The market attracts visitors from far and wide with crowds flooding to see the huge varieties of 100-plus stalls and to sample the atmosphere.

There are a wide variety of stalls selling fresh produce as well as antiques and collectables, jewellery and bric a brac.

The markets are open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am -4pm. The future looks bright for the station as major improvements of the canopies are due to start in the near future.

ALNWICK At Alnwick farmers' market you'll find everything from focaccia and Northumberland nettle cheese to chutneys, steaks and Moorhouse Farm pork sausages.

All this plus fresh muffins, cakes, pies, biscuits, crafts, herbal teas and lotions can be found in Alnwick Market Place. It's the perfect setting for the farmers' market, held on the last Friday in the month from 9am -2pm.

BERWICK Berwick farmers' market offers some of the best locally produced food from both sides of the Border. Around 20 stalls attend regularly, selling produce ranging from wood-fired breads to an exciting range of real fruit ices and sorbets.

Fresh and smoked fish and shellfish from the Northumberland coast feature alongside artisan cheeses and traditionally-reared beef, lamb, pork and poultry. There are fresh vegetables and baked goods as well as a range of craft items.

The market is held on the last Sunday of every month at The Maltings, from 10am to 1. …

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