River Cottage Chef in Gisburn


Ribble Valley foodies are in for a treat next month as River Cottage
head chef Gill Meller will be in Gisburn to open the village's first
ever Farmers' and Producers' Market on Saturday 12 April.

As well as opening the Market, Gill will be demonstrating his culinary
skills using some of the fresh, local produce on offer.

Gill has been at River Cottage for 8 years and he has appeared on TV
alongside owner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, as well as contributing
to the River Cottage cookery books.

Committee Chair Giles Bridge said:

"We are really looking forward to Gill Meller opening the Farmers'
Market.   Our customers will have the opportunity to taste the
fantastic produce the market will sell, cooked by a first class chef."

"River Cottage has a real commitment to local produce and that is what
we want to replicate at Gisburn Farmers' Market."

"We are grateful to our sponsors, Barnoldswick Stovemakers ESSE, who
have arranged for Gill to open the first of our regular Markets in

The Farmers' Market is a community project organised by Gisburn
Festival Hall Management Committee and the aim is to promote local
produce and encourage people to shop locally, whilst raising funds for
the hall.

The market will be held at Gisburn Festival Hall on Burnley Road from
10am to 2 pm.  There's free parking, free admission, on-site
refreshments, a children's playground and an Easter Egg hunt. Local
youth band Silent Laughter will be entertaining the crowds.

Because of the interest, the number of stalls available has been
extended and there is still a chance for traders to join the market.
To book a stall contact the secretary on 07508 006537 or email

Gill Meller