On the 21st June the Kings Langley Carnival was once again host to a Local Food Market organised and run by Transition in Kings (TiK). This was the fourth TiK market and by far the largest with eight stalls offering local produce including bread, meat, cheese, cakes, coffee, savouries and honey. TiK also sold on behalf of producers who could not attend with products such as beer, wine, watercress, preserves, plants, apple juice, chocolates and cordials.
TiK were also able to showcase the first crops harvested from the village community vegetable garden which included potatoes, rhubarb, lettuce and strawberries. All proceeds from the sale of the produce will go towards funding the continued production of locally grown vegetables in the village.
TiK would like to formally thank RES, our local renewable energy company, for their very generous sponsorship of the Local Food Market stalls.
Feedback from visitors to the market was very positive with great support for the plan to bring a regular local food market to the village on a monthly basis. This is due to start formally on 20th September and on the 3rd Saturday of each month thereafter.
The Carnival market was followed by a teaser market stall in the High Street on July 26th to publicise the September launch and to sell more produce grown within metres of the High Street. Another is planned for the 16th August.
Special thanks to Barbara Rowbottom for providing this post, and to Julie Barton for the photos.