Preserving farmers’ markets

AWARD-winning preserve maker Elaine Ayre has something special to offer visitors to Caistor’s farmers’ market on June 9.

Elaine, who set up Saints and Sinners four years ago, makes more than 200 different preserves – and all from her own kitchen.

The talented trader turned her hobby into a successful business and now makes 15,000 jars every year.

With a huge selection of chutneys, jams, marmalades and mustards, there is something for everyone. She even makes some unusual preserves like cherry and chocolate jam.

She said: “There’s a lot of things at Caistor farmers’ market that aren’t at others. There’s a wide range of products and a chance to interact with the person who produced the item you’re buying.

“People at farmers’ markets believe in their products and they’ll always give you the best value and quality. They’ll give you something you can’t get in shops.”

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