Truro’s Lemon Quay set to host a celebration of rural life

July 13th, 2015

Head to Truro’s Lemon Quay and there’s normally something exciting taking place. This time a little flavour of the rural life at the farm will be coming to showcase what’s on offer.


For a day out from our 5 star luxury cottages Cornwall between 9am and 4pm on Saturday, July 24, you should be down on the quay as it becomes awash with all manner of things from tractors, a local produce market, traditional countryside crafts, children’s activities street food stalls and of course live entertainment.

Nigel Ekins, chairman of Truro Farmers Market, said: “This will be a fun day out for the whole family; it’s also a chance for us to celebrate the bounty of the countryside and emphasise the essential role of local farms in food production to a new generation.”

There’s set to be large and small modern tractors, along with a vintage model, on display for inquisitive visitors to take an up close look at. To enjoy a hands-on experience visitors will have the chance to try their hand at milking a cow (although not a real one.) Skilled crafts, such as thatching, will be demonstrated by relevant professionals in the field (no pun intended), while visitors can also discover beekeeping and the vital role bees play in the farming cycle.

If you are taking the children along, there is a “woodland crèche” which will be at your convenience courtesy of Miraclewood Outdoor CIC, and there’s also going to be a free face painting stall for children of all ages. And we mustn’t forget to mention there’s the chance to meet an adventurous group of ducklings and chickens too!

Furthermore, the regular producers of Truro Farmers Market will be out on hand to provide their local meats and cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, wines, spirits, plants and flowers, locally-made juices and sustainable seafood, as well as homemade sauces and preserves, for anyone who is keen to buy some for themselves.


Image: Terry Cliss under Creative Commons Licence.