Sandbach Farmers’ Market was cancelled on February 8th for the first time in its four years of operation because of high winds.
Stall holders were disappointed when they arrived at the Market Square early Saturday morning to find the winds were too strong for the gazebos to be erected.
Organiser Carolyn Lowe said:
“It was very frustrating because most of the products sold on the market are perishable, but there was no way the gazebos could be erected in such high winds.
A number of new stall holders were joining us and we had balloon modelling booked, but kite flying would have been more appropriate!
The Charter Market has had to be cancelled this year too because of high winds, so we are investigating ways to improve the wind tolerances of the gazebos.
I apologise to customers who were looking forward to trying the foods from our new Mediterranean and Middle Eastern stall, but this and our other new stalls will be at the next market on 8th March.
We will celebrating Shrove Tuesday with free pancakes for children visiting the market between 10:00am and 1:00pm and there will be a Pancake Tossing Competition for all age groups from 11:00-12:00.
“Out of the Blues” will be performing too, so it will be an action packed market to suit everyone.”