After a break in January, this Saturday sees the return of Helston Farmers’ Market – and the return of a familiar face.

Hope O’Neill, of Hope’s Bread, pictured right, will be back after a year’s absence following a diagnosis with breast cancer.

Market controller Joanne Schofield said: “Hope has remained so positive throughout her treatments and is really excited about returning to the market.

“It has not been easy for her and I know that our customers will be eagerly awaiting her return and to enjoy her fantastic selection of freshly baked breads.”

Helston Farmers’ Market, based at the Old Cattle Market, has been running since 2008 and now boasts over 30 stalls, with a wide variety of food and drink from very local suppliers. It is open from 9.30am until 1.30pm on the first Saturday of each month.

The market is organised by the South Kerrier Alliance but is dependent on volunteers to make it work.

“Our small team of volunteers have been with us since the beginning and we could not operate this great market without them. However, we always need more help, at the moment especially to help us promote the market more widely, perhaps using social media or a website,” added Joanne.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Joanne Schofeld on 01326 231146 or attend the farmers’ market annual general meeting at the Angel Hotel in Helston from 6pm on February 10.