Whilst Andy Payne has run a green grocery stall at West Clewes (Welton Rovers) for over 25 years, the actual Thursday market goes back almost 800 years to when Hugh De Vivonia was granted a Royal Charter for a Thursday Market in 1242 by Henry III.
Andy gets up at 3am to bring fresh produce to Midsomer Norton and offers a wide range of vegetables. It’s easy to just pull into the newly tarmacked car park off North Road, and select your own veg just like in a supermarket, pay and be on your way
“With all the recent concerns over food safety, traditional markets are really making a comeback with personal service being the main advantage rather than the comparative anonymity of a large supermarket organisation”, said stall holder Andy Payne.
Anyone interested in having a stall at the Thursday market should contact the Town Council on 01761 418701 in the first instance or drop in and speak to Andy one Thursday – and pick up some fruit or veg at the same time!