Wem set to host bumper Harvest Market with huge turnout of stallholders

Reporter:

Barrie White

Wem’s hugely-successful Harvest Festival is set for a return next week, with almost 50 stalls featuring the best food, drink and crafts on offer in the area.

Based around the Senior Club, in Chapel Street, and the Town Hall, there will be a selection of homemade breads, cakes, cheese, among others, on Saturday, September 30.

Whitchurch’s Powell Pies will have their award-winning products while Wem’s own Civic Society will also be there, and people can discover more what they do for the town.

The town’s District and Garden Club will also be on hand with a variety of baked goods, fruit, vegetables and plants plus gardening advice as well as giving information about apple collecting in Wem.

Other stalls based around the location include Berriew Cider and the Eckford Sweet Pea Society, which is dedicated to the growing of Eckford’s old-fashioned sweetpeas.

They will be selling everything sweetpea related – crockery, bags, notebooks, notelets, pens, soaps, candles and the like.

Made in Wem will be there with quilted and beaded cushions, beanbag frogs, “safe” teddies, “cute” mice, “bucket” pin cushions – all made using carefully-sourced fabrics.

Other locations used for the festival will include Jubilee Square and Wem Library, where there will be a consultation on a display called A Mural For Wem.

On Sunday, October 1, there is a vineyard tour and wine tasting at 1pm with Welsh apple juice for the children, local cheese and fresh bread.

It is £7 for adults and £3 for children at the Commonwood Vineyard, Wem. Please book via email corinne.i.goddard@gmail.com or check for any remaining places at the market.

The event runs from 9.30am until 1pm.

Email:

barrie.white@nwn.co.uk

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