Peter Bayless, BBC Masterchef Winner in 2006, will be cooking at Uckfield Farmers’ Market to celebrate the wealth of locally-produced, seasonal food on offer in the area.
Peter, who lives in Heathfield, said: “I always try to source local produce whenever I am cooking.
The demonstrations is part of Wealden’s celebration of the Love Your Local Market campaign taking place in May, June and July.
Led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, more than 700 markets across the country are working together to raise the profile of the local stalls in their areas.
The Uckfield demonstration will take place on Saturday, June 6, between 10am and12.30pm at the farmers’ market on the Luxford car park.
Peter will also be appearing at farmers’ market in Crowborough, Heathfield and Hailsham.
Wealden’s Streets Ahead project is also backing the Love Your Local Market initiative:
Helen Markwick, Wealden’s Community & Regeneration manager, said: “Farmers’ markets don’t only play an important retail role in our towns and villages, opening up the choice of produce on offer to local residents.
“They provide a focal point for regular events and a meeting place where both residents and visitors can come to enjoy themselves.”
The Love Your Local Market campaign in Wealden aims to attract new traders and customers. There will be FREE promotional goods such as re-useable shopping bags and badges to highlight the campaign.