The Friars hosted the first of a number of monthly Farmers Markets today. Offering quality local produce a large number of stall holders opened from 9 am to the public and not much later both the car parks were full with visitors. Walking around the different stalls it was impressive to see the wide range of produce available, all locally made although ingredients often came from farther afield. There were exotic burgers, beautiful cupcakes, a wide range of breads, pastries with a variety of fillings as well as a cheese stall and of course our own Friars cakes.
There was also a cookery demonstration with Petrus Madutlela from the Hengist Restaurant in Aylesford.
Everyone left with bags of produce and said 'see you next month' as they headed off to their cars and returned home having had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and great sense of hospitality.