ODIHAM held a rather more successful and somewhat drier Hampshire Farmers’ Market at the weekend.

The July 23 event held on Odiham High Street was returning for the second time after the inaugural event earlier this spring.

With the sun shining, local residents descended on food, produce and flower stands to sample and buy some of Hampshire’s finest products.

Some of the producers on the day included Mill Farm organic from the Alton area, Mrs B’s Bees and Slindon Bakery.

Selling the rather more obscure produce were Mud Foods and their ‘squiches’ and The Cold Pressed Oil company which was featuring its raspberry and mustard dressing, among others items.

The afternoon was played out to the soundtrack of The Croppies, an Irish band, which was booked by the organisers at InOdiham.

Alex Handford, the business manager at Hampshire Farmer’s Market, said: “It was lovely to be back in Odiham and there was a great variety of products from Hampshire on show.

“It was all very well received by the residents of Odiham and the producers had a very good and enjoyable trading day, with the weather being very kind to us and it made for a very exciting atmosphere.

“We certainly look forward to more events in Odiham in the future.”

The next Hampshire Farmers’ Market to visit Odiham will be in three months time on Saturday October 22.