Marlow is just to have a new outdoor market on The Causeway– with the money raised going back into the community. Visitors to the market will find a wide variety of stallholders selling foods ranging from fresh meat, poultry, fish, cheese and seasonal vegetables to artisan foods such as pies, breads and cakes and street food.
The first market is on Saturday September 2nd 10am to 3pm , and visitors will be entertained by Marlow Town Band and other musicians. Thereafter it will be held on the first Saturday of the month (except January), with additional indoor stalls in the Church Hall four times a year.
The market is being launched thanks to the effrots and support of Transition Town Marlow (TTM) and The Marlow Cheese Company.
Records show that there was a market in the town nearly 800 years ago, according to Liz Lorente of TTM who added “The new market aims to continue that tradition and offer an even wider choice for residents and visitors.”
Many of the products at the new market will have been grown or made in Marlow and the surrounding area. James Brownbill, from the Marlow Cheese Company said: “We hope local people will be excited at being able to buy quality produce at affordable prices while supporting new and existing local businesses, and keeping a larger proportion of their money in our town.”
The previous TTM indoor Community Markets at Liston Hall raised nearly £4000 in total, funding projects such as the community orchard and football goal posts in Seymour Park, improving cycle paths, and wildflower planting to encourage bees and butterflies. The new Marlow Market will enable TTM to continue these valuable Marlow projects and set up new ones.
There will be a community stall at every market where people can find out about activities taking place locally, how they can get involved, and also suggest projects that could further bring the community together and help the environment.