Caroline Flint

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Caroline Flint backs Bawtry Courtyard Farmers Market

bawtry Courtyard FM flyer croppedCaroline Flint is supporting the Bawtry Courtyard Farmers Market which begins this Saturday 7 June.

The bustling social and shopping destination of Bawtry, near Doncaster is resurrecting its traditional market which took place on a Sunday until the 1980's. The first Bawtry Farmer's Market will take place on Saturday 7th June in The Courtyard, which was built in 2000 on land where the market was held.

Said Caroline: “I’m delighted that the Bawtry Retail Association have looked to Bawtry’s past and recreated an important element of Bawtry’s appeal as a town.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate some local and some specialist producers.  I really hope the market takes off.”

Said event organiser, Sarah White, of Bawtry Eye Academy: "Hosting a market is a great way to offer our weekend visitors even more choice and support small businesses who may not want to commit to business premises, "It will be lovely to utilise the picturesque setting of The Courtyard and bring back a Bawtry tradition suitably updated for the 21st century."

The markets will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month until October between 9am and 3pm and the stalls will initially be free of charge.

"There will be a lovely range of fresh and homemade produce and gifts including fresh baked goods, jam, chutney's, oils and syrups, cards, jewellery and plants," said Sarah. "We're really looking forward to bringing a new retail experience to Bawtry and supporting the businesses that are taking part."

The Courtyard in Bawtry is a delightful retail and social setting and the retailers that occupy the outlets have formed a steering group which forms part of Bawtry Retail Association. The business owners meet monthly to discuss how they can promote their businesses, attract visitors to The Courtyard and encourage ongoing investment.

Further information about Bawtry Farmers Market can be obtained by contacting or go to  Bawtry Retail Association members meet bi-monthly at The Crown Hotel in Bawtry. Further details regarding membership can be obtained by emailing

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