Christmas market helps local producers

An Allestree shopping centre teamed-up with farms from Shottle and Hulland Ward for a special yuletide food event.

Allestree Park Farm Shopping Centre hosted a Christmas Farmers market on December 8.

Darren Pickering, General Manager of the shopping centre, said: “It brought together farmers, producers of wonderful food and drink, local growers, and makers of great gifts for Christmas.”

Organiser Simon Vaughn said: “All our producers are committed to bring exceptional locally made goods to the market. We have found organically reared beef and pork, bottle conditioned beer, wines sourced by a new Derbyshire vineyard, free range eggs, pies, marshmallows, honey, chocolates and many many other things.”