PAGET ROOMS TO BE VENUE FOR PENARTH’S NEW MONTHLY “50-MILE MARKET”

The Paget Rooms is to become the venue for a monthly 50-Mile Food Market

The Paget Rooms is to become the venue for a monthly 50-Mile Food Market

The controversial  “50-Mile Food Market” which it had originally been proposed to be held in Penarth’s Turner House Art Gallery is now  to be held in the Paget Rooms.

The first “50-Mile Food Market” is to be held in the Paget Rooms on Saturday September 3rd –  and monthly thereafter on the first Saturday of every month.

Jenny Yeo of Merchants of Wales and Lisa Corbett-Bailey of Old Cogan Hall Farm are behind the 50-Mile Food Market

Jenny Yeo of Merchants of Wales (left) and Lisa Corbett-Bailey of Old Cogan Hall Farm are behind the 50-Mile Food Market

The scheme is a joint enterprise between Jenny Yeo of ‘The Merchants of Wales’  and  Lisa Corbett-Bailey of  Old Cogan Hall Farm who say they “share an ambition to spread their love of local food and are working together to highlight the benefits”.

Plans to hold the 50-Mile Market in Penarth’s Grade II listed Turner House Art Gallery were scrapped after a public outcry against the proposals and the revelation that the alleged freeholders of the building – the National Museum of Wales –  had not been consulted about the idea.

The ceiling of the Paget Rooms auditorium is thirty feet above the audience.

The ceiling of the Paget Rooms auditorium is thirty feet above the audience.

The 50-Mile Market in the Paget Rooms will be open from 10:00 to 13:00 each month as from September 3rd and it is a condition of the arrangement that the Paget Rooms will be restored to normal use by 14:00 on each market Saturday.

All participating traders are being told they must display their name and registered business address on their stalls,  and that all produce should be appropriately packaged, labelled with the name and address of the producer, the weight and clearly priced. In addition all food labelling must conform with the applicable regulations.

Stall-holders must agree that all food sold must have been produced by them and must conform with the declarations made on their application forms. The organisers say they reserve the right to remove any products which don’t comply with the conditions.

The name “50-Mile Market” implies that none of the stall-holders will travel more than 50 miles to market their produce at the regular event – but local Green campaigners have said that they do not regard a 50-mile each-way van-drive as being in line with green policies.

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6 Responses to PAGET ROOMS TO BE VENUE FOR PENARTH’S NEW MONTHLY “50-MILE MARKET”

  1. Lindsay says:

    Ye gods, a maximum 100 miles journey once a month is not “in line with green policies”. Don’t these people ever go on holiday or travel to work? Sounds like a welcome addition to the Penarth calendar.

    • Peter Church says:

      I want to know if they will be selling Yams and Kumquats? its less than 50 miles to the nearest airport? Ya right on.
      Octavia and Alasdair just wont eat anything else these days!

  2. Fishhenge says:

    Time to repackage some horsemeat!

  3. Paul says:

    So its not local produce, then………

  4. Mgg says:

    Cogan farm is pretty local!!! It’s a maximum fifty miles isn’t it .would think most will be less and most certainly local. Looking forward to it .

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