June 2014

Thanks for shopping – by bike!

Anyone shopping by bike at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on June 21 received a thank-you goody-bag from Spokes, with contents supplied by generous stallholders…

To encourage bike use for ‘ordinary’ purposes Spokes ran this Thank-You event as part of Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2014.1406 Kim Thanks for shopping 14286826237_7814ae3f44_b

Everyone coming by bike was given a flyer as they parked, entitling them to a goody-bag at the Spokes stall.   Over 80 bags were handed out.   Some people were regulars at the Market, surprised (and delighted!) to be rewarded, others had been attracted by articles and tweets from ourselves and from the Market.  Two shoppers said they were former Market customers who had lost the habit and were very pleased to be reminded and given an incentive to come back.

Our stall was busy almost constantly, with the usual wide range of information and Spokes maps as well as the special event materials.   Five households joined Spokes on the spot and others took membership forms.   Everyone was also told about our summer competitionit’s still on and there are some great prizes on offer so please have a go too!

Our stall organiser said the funniest moment was two guys in skin-tight lycra trying to find somewhere to stow their goody-bags!   Another reason for doing your everyday trips in your everyday clothes!!

Thanks once more to the Farmers’ Market for our stall space, and to all the stallholders who donated goods, discount vouchers and special offers for the goodybags…

  • East Coast Organics
  • Caurnie Soap
  • Chillilicious
  • Well Hung & Tender
  • Gusto Oils
  • Chocolate Tree
  • Thisselcockrig
  • Claire Leslie Farms
  • Border Tablet
  • Eden Brewery
  • Magic Teapot
  • Arran Cheeses
  • Stichill Jerseys
  • Edinburgh Larder
  • Bang On Catering

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