King James I forces cancellation of Farmers’ Market

Despite our best efforts, King James I has forced us to cancel our Farmers’ Market, planned to coincide with the reopening of Forty Hall.

Under an ancient charter, decreed in 1618 by King James I, any market held within a six mile radius of Enfield’s market square has to obtain permission from the Old Enfield Charitable Trust. Unfortunately, we were unable to gain the Trust’s permission to hold our market.

We will still be opening the Farm from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 30th June as part of Forty Hall’s Housewarming. Volunteers from our Orchard project will be demonstrating apple pressing and the Jerky Shack will be showing how to preserve food with smoke. We will also have a tea and cake stall, selling delicious French pastries and freshly made fruit juices.

Apologies go out to all who were looking forward to the market and have supported our efforts to host it, particularly to the stallholders who were due to attend.