A LEGAL hitch has delayed the opening of a farmer's Saturday market at Bideford in the town's Jubilee Square.
Chairman of traders Dan Garnett, has apologised to customers who have supported the market during its years on Bideford quayside.
The market offers local produce twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Producers have formed their own independent association to run the market themselves.
Dan said: "We need support for this vital market and would like to thank locals and visitors for their continuing support while on the quay.
"We are pleased to be working in partnership with Torridge District Council, in this new venture
"Although we are a small retail force we pride ourselves in providing the best choice local bread, honey, meat, cheese, sausages, vegetables and fruit, cakes coffee, fish and more."
He said he hopes the new venue will be up and running at least before Christmas.
He said: "We're sorry to all our visitors and customers, but we're trying to sort out the last hitches.
"We hope to be back up to strength at the new venue. We can take up to 12 traders in the square.
"We've had a very successful summer on the quay with up to 28 stalls at most."