West Cornwall MP, Derek Thomas, and Penzance Mayor, Cllr DavidNebesnuick, joined forces in support of Penzance Market which is now located at the Acorn Theatre. The market has been in existence for over 50 years and has moved to the Acorn Theatre following the closure of St John's Hall for refurbishment work.
Thursday's Market was a special day as the Market welcomed the co-ordinator and a number of volunteers from the Peat Project. The Peat Project (Plant, Eat and Teach) brought along a selection of freshly harvested fruit and vegetables to sell, as the organisation intends to become a regular contributor to the market. The Peat Coordinator, Karen Llewellyn, is delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the market 'It is a great opportunity to be involved with the market. This gives us the opportunity for us to expand our activities at Peat and we hope to be a regular contributor to the market'.
Joyce Sanderson, the Penzance Market Manager said 'The market is very popular amongst our regular customers. Our Members bring to the market a wonderful selection of chutneys, honey, flowers, fruit and vegetables and quite often we have some unusual produce available to purchase. You can also purchase greetings cards, knit-wear and crafts. Our message to people who have not visited Penzance Market is "Buy fresh, buy locally and get good value for money" '.
Cllr David Nebesnuick who attended with his wife Susan, a member of themarket, said, 'The market is an excellent example of the local community working together to provide high quality produce andhomemade products. I strongly recommend that we all use the market to support the growers who are producing excellent local produce - you'll find a warm welcome'.
As well as the market stalls, customers can enjoy tea and coffee and from time to time the Mayor's Consort, Susan Nebesnuick offers advice, information and support for people with Dyslexia. Please come along on Thursday 8th October where there will be an opportunity to learn more about Dyslexia as part of the National Dyslexia Awareness Week (October 5th - 11th).
Derek Thomas said 'There is a real buzz about the Market on a Thursday morning and it is clear that the members are good friends and rightly proud of the goods they produce. I know that Joyce will welcome new members and customers. Everyone is welcome and you will not go away disappointed. The involvement of the Peat Project is a great step forward and, as someone who has recently got to know both the Peat Project and Penzance Market better, I am a big fan'.