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Cheadle Farmers' Market in pictures - August 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 25, 2014

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Cheadle's Monthly Farmers' Market took place on Saturday, August 9.

The market takes place every second Saturday of every month and includes food, beverage, craft and artisan stalls.

Currently there is an offer for stall holders booking stalls on Cheadle's Farmers' Market in August, September and October, as they get stalls on the November and December Farmers' Markets for free.

Along with the Farmers' Market Cheadle Totally Locally has been launched.

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The initiative launched in June with its first monthly shopping incentives 'Fiver Fest' and 'Magic Tenner' being hailed a success.

August's incentive is Did you know? which launched on Saturday alongside the Farmer's Market.

The 'Did You Know?' initiative invites shoppers to find out interesting facts about their local independent retailers by giving businesses the opportunity to promote their otherwise unknown services, goods and wares.

Marc Briand, co-ordinator for Cheadle Totally Locally, said: "Since the launch in June, when we gave out loads of Totally Locally bags, balloons and badges, we have been doing something every month to build up awareness about the scheme and get people thinking more about what their independent businesses offer.

"It's all about getting people to appreciate their local shops and businesses more and look at the way they shop differently.

"'Fiver Fest' was a real success with people seeking out the wide range of things on offer and they kept going back again.

"Also for 'Fiver Fest' we did a street map so people could clearly see the town and which businesses had offers on.

"'Did You Know?' is all about independent businesses promoting themselves and letting people know what they do.

"A lot of local shops offer really good services which complement their main line of business, but they don't always think to promote them as well, often on the assumption that people know what they do."

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