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Browsholme Hall farmers' market and craft fair in the Tithe Barn.
Browsholme Hall farmers' market and craft fair in the Tithe Barn.

BRINGING festive cheer to local producers and craftspeople, the ever popular Bowland Farmers Market and Craft Fair at the Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall will be celebrating Christmas with an exceptional line-up this Sunday, December 2nd.

There will be some 30 businesses represented at this year’s event, showcasing the very best local foods and arts and crafts. Exclusive to Browsholme is Jan Lord, of Cow Ark Pottery, who will be selling her unique ceramic animal figures, bowls and decorative items for the home and garden in stoneware and Raku clay.

Jan said: “The Christmas Farmers Market and Craft Fair is a wonderful ‘shop window’ for my products and those of many other enterprises. Together, we offer a great opportunity for people to come out and support their local economy in the lead up to Christmas – and browse through the fantastic range of present ideas on offer.”

An exceptional line-up of local food producers will include Dalesbred Meats, the Harty Food Company and Phillipa Lorne’s artisan pies and cakes, Leagrams cheese, the Bread Fairy artisan breads, Reedy’s Preserves, Crossmoor honey, Bessy Beck trout and Mouse Enterprise’s seasonal pickled fruits, sauces, jams, cakes and tarts. For those with a sweet tooth, there will be chocolates and truffles from Susan Anderson’s Chocolate Magic company, Champagne Cakes and Cheesecake Charlie.

As well as Bowland Outdoor Meats’ famous bacon and sausage rolls and hog roast, the Tithe Barn café will be open serving mulled wine, mince pies and cake, with the Longridge Town Band playing throughout the day. Browholme owners Robert and Amanda Parker will be conducting four tours of the beautifully decorated Hall at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2.45 p.m.

Entry is just £1 which includes entry to the Browsholme Gardens and parkland, so owners are encouraged to take their dog for a walk as well as visiting the Fair.