Blooming good trade as events blossom together

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THE annual Buccleuch in Bloom attracted a steady flow of customers to the stallholders selling their plants and, for the first time, the Muckle Toon Producers Market was held on the same day.

Michelle Lowe, Buccleuch Centre deputy manager, said: "It went really well having Buccleuch in Bloom combined with the Producers Market.

"The sunny weather attracted plenty of customers who took advantage of all the produce on sale. We had repeat visitors all day to the plant stalls."

The Buccleuch Centre coffee shop was kept busy, with CastleView Catering providing a variety of savoury and sweet treats.

Helen Knowles of Tinnisburn Plants, who had just won gold for her display at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, said: "The event went well and I had so many people coming up and congratulating me on winning gold. It was incredible.

"As always, most people were there for bedding plants and they sold very well. Meconopsis were selling well, too, along with the lupins."

Janice Steven, manager of the producers market, along with Dorothy Gillis, said: "It was a busy day and it was really good having the producers market running alongside the Buccleuch in Bloom event.

"This month there was a new stallholder, chocolatier Suzanne Dawson of Cocoa Kalula, St John's Town of Dalry, selling her luxury Belgian chocolates."

Alister Busby of Border Berries will be at the producers market on Saturday, July 1 and 29. There will be no market in August.

Popular stalls included The Little Bakers, run by Kerr Little, the honey stall run by Marjorie Wilson and Saucy Desserts.

Janice said: "We are always pleased at how Langholm has supported us."

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:01AM
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