Sunday 27th September 2020 was a very special day.  We were given the go ahead by Vale Council to hold our annual St Hilary Foragers' Produce Market on the village green.  The surplus from the event was earmarked for two local foodbanks - Vale Foodbank and Action for Caerau and Ely (ACE).

It was a perfect day with sunshine all the way - which meant that we had many visitors to welcome!  Click here to read the comments we received.

Stall     ProduceStallOscar

We were overwhelmed by the support and generosity shown by everyone – which was reflected in the amount of money that we raised for the foodbanks – a staggering £1,420! And, over £200 worth of donated groceries to share as well.  Click here to read their thank you letters.

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A huge thank you to everyone who gave their support by:

  • donating fruit and vegetables from their gardens/allotments
  • making/baking/apple pressing
  • helping with setting up/clearing up
  • working on the stalls
  • buying the produce – cakes were sold out and there was only a small amount of jams and chutneys left!

And a vote of thanks to the independent stallholders who supported our event with their lovely products – Vale Cider, Dove Love Ceramics, Creative Militia, Two Dogs Roasting Company and Daisy Graze.

A brilliant event with a fantastic outcome – which could only be achieved with the help and support of our amazing St Hilary community!


Monica & Caroline

The Photo Gallery

The stalls were busy all day long

Beryl Joan and Jude     cake stall 1
Pam and Kevin   queuing
stall 5   Soup

Some visitors enjoyed the moment and others kindly donated groceries to the food banks

Carol Bartlett and Georgie     grocery donations

Meeting up with frends was a popular pastime

Group on Green     MArilyn and Tim
Pitmans   Rae etc

Of course, there was lots and lots of lovely produce

Homity Pies     jars garage

The other stallholders had a great day as well

Creative Militia     Dove Love Ceramics
coffee stall   Daisy graze and Vale Cider

Erecting the marquee was a team effort

erecting marquee2     erecting marquee3

And there was the opportunity for other activities

Carol sketching 2     filing hole2

The helpers found time to have a good chin wag!

CN and Sam     Kevin Pam Jude cake stall

The final task

taking tent down