Selsey Sea Festival - Local Produce Makes Its Mark

Posted by Stephen Baker on 28th July 2008

Our day at the Selsey Sea Festival on July 5th was a great success. Even the weather behaved itself and turned a good day into a marvellous time for everyone, especially the children.

There were three principal reasons behind our attendance at the festival.

Firstly, we wanted to announce the development and forthcoming launch of our new internet venture - atmarket.co.uk. This is a web site to connect local producers with local customers in much the same way we hoped would happen in the Chichester Butter Market, had our proposal been accepted. The Baker & Bond Holding Company are funding the development and atmarket.co.uk will use a business model that I have defined. The site will be ready to launch by September.

Secondly, atmarket.co.uk wanted to raise awareness of the high quality produce grown, caught, and made locally on our own door steps. That’s why we sponsored three separate pitches for the selling of local produce.

Finally, I wanted to express my gratitude and offer special thanks to Mrs Flower and all the brilliant teachers responsible for educating me during my time at Manhood School, so money we raised on the day is being sent to the school. I’m delighted to say that I’ll be sending a  cheque for £2,584 to the Headmaster within the next fortnight.

The local produce we made available met the demands of the hungry crowd of festival goers and the entertainment we laid on for the children was especially well received. The photo below shows the At Market team at work preparing delicious sausages sourced from Goodwood Estates.

At Market Bangers

You can see more photos of the event - taken by Juliet Weymouth of the At Market team - in a flickr set here.

Thanks must also go to the Selsey Business Partnership for all the work they put into organising the event, not just this year but every year.

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