2020 saw us winning the Prince of Wales Award and celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a party for our fantastic Producers and Volunteers.
2021 saw two Marketeers wishing to retire and another about to leave the village, the remaining Marketeers were not willing to continue. But it’s not all bad news…
When Hellens heard that KPM was ending, they promptly proposed stepping up for local food and community. Just down the road from Kempley in Much Marcle, with beautiful surroundings, bigger (warmer!) indoor spaces, and more car parking, to say nothing of younger marketeers with more energy and fresh ideas than I’ve seen in a month of Sundays, I predict it will become the next ‘Must Go To’ destination for a catch up and shop.
So, for now, from the Kempley Marketeers it’s Farewell, Adieu to you and you and you. Thanks for joining us and we look forward to seeing you for a one-off date as a new phase of the glorious adventure begins.
Make a note in your diary … and a date with your friends. We’re going to be helping getting this venture up and running. Having been despondent at the thought of never again experiencing the buzz that was Market Day and seeing all our customers/friends & producers again – now we’re really excited at the prospect of a more secure future for the Market … and we get to go to the party!
With best wishes from all the Marketeers,