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Soggy weather but sizzling sales in Exbourne!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

May 23, 2006: Despite the unseasonable weather, sales of local produce at Exbourne's first Community Market and Big Breakfast event on Saturday 20 th May far exceeded the expectations of event organisers Exbourne and Jacobstowe Community Association. Fifteen stalls offered a tempting array of locally produced goods including cheeses, bread, meat, jam, honey, dairy produce, pottery and traditional baskets representing over 20 established and fledgling local producers. Other stalls run by local residents included Fairtrade goods, handmade cards and cakes. One enterprising local teenager, Charlotte Kearley, raised money for the trip she is planning to Southern Brazil in 2007. ‘Nearly £1000 worth of produce was traded during the morning and that's money that will directly benefit the very local economy,' said Exbourne's Local Produce Co-ordinator Claire Hariades. ‘We are all aware that local produce is a hot topic nationally at the moment but we were staggered at the success of this event . The support and interest from the local community has been fantastic.' This is very encouraging for the village's bigger community project - to establish a community shop, post office and cafe in Exbourne specialising in very local produce. A hard working and very efficient team of volunteers served up over 70 cooked breakfasts made from local ingredients in support of the project. Hatherleigh Town-crier Ros Chard kindly officiated at the grand prize raffle draw and produce auction which brought the event to a close at the end of the morning.

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