Farmers setting up their stalls for regular market events across Bay
TORQUAY is to have its own regular outdoor monthly market.
The farmers' market will take place every month in front of Torquay Town Hall.
The first will start on Saturday from 9am.
Organiser Leonie Rees said: "After the success of Brixham farmers' market last month, the council have agreed to start a local market selling delicious local products in Torquay.
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"The market will initially be a monthly event with more stalls coming.
"It is wholly supported by the traders in town to bring shoppers back into the town centre.
"We are hoping that the residents of the Bay will support it and, if successful, will expand to a fortnightly market in the run up to Christmas."
Stalls already booked in include Chocolate Heaven Made In Devon, Sweet Memory Lane with their artisan breads, Cheezeboard with local cheeses, In A Pickle and Cockleshell Deli with a selection of fresh seafood.
Organisers are still looking for others to take part, especially a meat and pie producer, and fresh local vegetables and fruit suppliers.
Call 01803 401094 for more details.
In Brixham, a farmers' market is set to become a regular feature on the port's calendar.
Organisers of the monthly event believe that although some tweaking needs to be done, they are close to getting the right mix of traders to make it a regular success.
The Brixham market had its second outing on Sunday and already more traders have joined in.
Keith Williams, vice chairman of the Brixham Chamber of Commerce, said that while the first market had 19 traders, there were 23 stalls on the second event.
He said: "There is room for more stalls. We are trying to get more farmers doing meat and veg but next time should be better.
"We are hoping to have as many local traders and farmers as possible because it keeps the money in Brixham. But we're getting there. We can see where we need to improve.
"Our aim is for this market to be a regular feature every month. It creates a great atmosphere in the town. We're getting there."
The next traders, farmers market will take place in Fore Street on Sunday, October 14.