THERE should be more publicity about farmers’ markets.
That is the call from Huddersfield Friends of the Earth, who have just released the results of a survey.
The environmental group conducted the survey as part of its summer Real Food campaign.
Some 53% of people surveyed didn’t know when and where farmers’ markets were held and 59% said they didn’t go to them.
But 92% said they would go to a weekly market in Huddersfield.
Tim Padmore, Huddersfield Friends of the Earth coordinator, said: “The results indicate a real enthusiasm for farmers’ markets, but there isn’t widespread use.
“There should be more promotion of the markets. This echoes the views of many traders.”
The campaign coincides with the expansion of the farmers’ markets in Kirklees.
In June a new one started in the Open Market in Huddersfield. It takes place on the second Sunday of each month, from 9am to 1pm.