My Local Market Meal Competition

Pizza made with local ingredients

Home-made pizza using goats cheese, onions, honey and chilli oil, all from the Local Produce Market  

Chesham Local Produce Market is celebrating 6 years of trading at the market on Saturday 25th June by running a Local Market Meal Competition. To take part, customers are being asked to send in photos of a dish they have made using ingredients bought from the Local Produce Market. Sweet, or savoury, it doesn’t matter, but at least one of the key ingredients in the meal must have been bought from the June market. People can submit their photos to @CheshamMarket on Twitter, or to their Facebook page or by email to along with the name of the dish and the key ingredients used from the market. Photos must be received by the 18th July and the winning entrant will receive a hamper of local produce from the July local market.   

The Local Produce Market is a successful joint venture between the Town Council and Transition Town Chesham, which is a Town Council Partner. The market was set up in 2010 to support local producers and to reduce the food miles consumed by Chesham’s residents, to help create a more sustainable community. The average distance of traders from Chesham’s market place is just 10.4 miles and many of the traders come from Chesham itself. So, it’s a fantastic opportunity for residents to talk to the people who make their food, and find out what’s involved in the whole process from farm to fork. But the market also features a number of skilled artisans producing jewellery, ceramics, cards and gifts. The market takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month and stretches from the Market Square to Baines Walk, running between 10am and 2pm. So, if you haven’t explored what’s on offer, why not come down on the 25th June and get inspired to create a fantastic Local Market Meal.


Published: 16 June 2016