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Loving our local food

Introduction

By the time the ingredients of an average Christmas lunch make it to your plate, they will have travelled a total of around 38,000km! Similar ingredients sourced locally, or from one of the Chichester District Farmers' Markets, will have travelled around just 127km.


Good food also makes a great gift. So why not make a Christmas hamper from products sold at the markets in Chichester, Midhurst and Petworth?

Dates for the markets are:

Chichester

9am-2pm, City Centre

·       Friday 2 November;

·       Friday 16 November;

·       Friday 7 December; and,

·       Friday 21 December.

Chichester's Christmas Market will also be held from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 December in East and North Street. There will be a live nativity with donkeys and late night shopping on the Thursday (13 December). For further information, please contact the City Centre Partnership on 01243 773263 or go to www.chichesterbid.co.uk

Petworth

8.30am-1.30pm, Golden Square

·       Saturday 15 December

Midhurst

8.30am-1.30pm, North Street

·       Saturday 24 November

A Christmas Market will also be held on Friday (7 December) in the Jacobean Hall, The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, Midhurst, to tie in with late night shopping and the Town Council's Street Party. For more information, please go to www.wisemans-events.co.uk

For more information on the farmers' markets go to: www.chichester.gov.uk/farmersmarket

The information is being released as part of the council's 'Countdown to Christmas' campaign. Its aim is to help residents prepare for the festive season - from events and activities, to important information. This can be found at www.chichester.gov.uk/christmas