Bristol Farmers and Producers Market is launching a series of events designed to bring the market to life. Every month the market will follow a different theme, based in and around the market, to showcase the fabulous local, seasonal produce on offer.

Full details of each event will be available on nearer the time. In the meantime, here are some dates for your diary:

Wednesday 6 September, 9am

Jon Lewin of the Local’s Cookbook, and Brinda Bungaroo will be taking to the stage to demonstrate how spices can bring the beautiful market produce together. They’ll be using local meats and vegetables to show how delicious and easy Mauritian and Sri Lankan food can be. Demos will be running from 12–2pm, so come along to pick up some inspiration and tips from the experts themselves.

There will be some spicy street food and snacks on offer and a fine array of spice blends for you to buy so that you can recreate some of the dishes at home.

Wednesday 11 October, 9am–2pm

October is the time to start enjoying local, seasonal game, and this market will showcase some of the best. Robert Hawker will be selling prime venison meat from the famous Highclere Estate (Where Downton Abbey was filmed). Other meats on offer will include duck, wild boar, pheasant and pigeon, and the market’s resident nutritionist, Gay Darke will be explaining why it is so good for you. This is a great opportunity to try and learn more about this local, healthy, affordable and sustainable produce.

Wednesday 1st November, 9am–2pm

Embrace the comfort of autumn and bonfire night with some hearty food to keep you warm. Learn how to make tasty stews and chillies in an outdoor kitchen, you could even learn new ways to use up your Halloween pumpkins. Pick up some locally smoked fish and meats to turn into delicious dishes at home, too.

Commenting on the events, Lorna Knapman said: “I’m really excited to announce these events. They’re a brilliant way for people to get to know the market and what’s on offer from all the fabulous stallholders. Bring your family, tell your friends and change your shopping habits to support local, seasonal, sustainable producers.