The Farmers' Market returns this weekend (Saturday 1st April) with a host of friendly faces alongside some new comers.

Fresh produce will be available from local favourites Ridgley’s Game, Northumberland Cheese and Castle Bakery from 9am - 3pm.

There will also be a craft stall to celebrate the 50th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering which takes place 21st - 23rd April.

Alison’s Ewenique Arts will join the Farmers' Market this month - visit her to draw your own mini “Morpeth Gadgie” or design a postcard to celebrate all that’s great about Northumberland!

All designs will feature as part of a community display during the main event later in the month.

The market will be joined by Animal Escapades from 11.30am until 1.30pm with their April Fools animal game – visitors will be asked if they are brave enough to put their hand in the pet’s box?

Assistant Centre Manager at Sanderson Arcade, Filipa Conceicao said: “We hope to see lots of people this weekend as we plan to celebrate April Fools Day and of course all that is great about Northumberland as the town counts down to The Gathering.

“Come down and grab some local produce, tasty treats and enjoy entertainment from Animal Escapades!”

Morpeth Market is managed by Northumberland County Council and Sanderson Arcade, working in partnership with Morpeth Town Council, Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade and other local organisations through the Morpeth Market working group.

The Morpeth Market is held every Wednesday from 9am – 3pm and the Farmer's Market is the first Saturday of every month.