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Brisk trade springs up for Mushroom Kids

May 18th, 2013 | By

It seems there is no age limit for the Gordonton Country Market’s rural entrepreneurs, discovers N8N market reporter Ciaran Warner. May’s Market saw the re-appearance of veteran mushroom sellers Marcus Clements, 11, Maddy Stroud, 12, and Caleb Stroud, 13, hawking their freshly picked wares for just a few dollars a bag. “We pick them up

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Market pasties fit for a (Greek) king

May 9th, 2013 | By

N8N’s roving reporter Ciaran Warner gets his teeth into a superb Cornish pastie at last month’s market. In a postscript to a piece for the Gordonton Country Market News, he offered the following scientific analysis: “Allow me to describe the experience of biting into one of these pasties. Your teeth penetrate the outer crust, like

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Local focus for new shop

Apr 24th, 2013 | By

According to the Farm Shop, you “can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local. And that’s kind of the same thing.” We concur. The Farm Shop, in the old dairy factory, is Gordonton’s latest example of rural entrepreneurism, a small store dedicated to selling only the freshest locally-made products. The concept of a ‘Farm Shop’

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Market stall sells freedom

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

“Great quality for a great cause,” is how Gordonton Country Market chairperson Peter Brown describes the works of Freeset, the fair-trade bag and clothing-making company that made its first appearance at the Market last week. The stall was helmed by Lesley and John Clements, friends of active Freeset member Pamela McCarthy and firm believers in

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Scram – they make things

Apr 7th, 2013 | By

Wintec journalism student and Gordonton resident Ciaran Warner files this special report. INGENUITY can be found tucked away in unexpected corners. And when Neil Geddes’ father Leon, talented engineer, bus company owner and driver, sadly passed away last year, Neil decided to give the business his father so lovingly maintained a brand new face. The

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