WINNER: David Isgrove of Moseley Farmers’ Market
Inspired by his wife Linda, David set up Moseley Farmers Market in 2000 after spending two years winning over shopkeepers, residents and the council to the idea of holding a real Farmers Market in the suburb of a busy city. Moseley, with it’s small retail centre, was struggling at that time to attract interest, shops were closing and footfall was falling.
Over the years the market has given back over £100,000 to the community in grants and projects. It has contributed to local art works, the yearly floral displays, an Alternative Giving Scheme to help homeless and vulnerable people, Christmas Day lunches for isolated people, community events, paying for designs to improve the public realm and dozens more projects.