Lancaster’s Midsummer Market

Lancaster’s Midsummer Market

 Meet local food producers and discover Lancaster’s bubbling local food and crafts scene.

 On Friday the 15th June from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s Midsummer Market.

The market is organised by LESS as part of its Sustainable Food City work, and aims to celebrate the midsummer, the diversity of local food and crafts, and bring local farmers and small independent businesses into the heart of Lancaster.

In addition to stalls selling their wares, Lancaster’s Sewing Café will be running a clothes swap and skill-share sessions on how to fix old clothes; the Faces Behind Our Food art exhibition will be brought outside to share the stories of 12 local food and drink producers (some of which will be participating in the market), and LESS will be handing out a variety of local food resources including midsummer recipes and community food maps. A number of local musicians will also play throughout the event including Folk-to-Folk and Fiona Rigg.

Confirmed Midsummer Market stalls include:

  • Claver Hill food project will be sharing info about their ‘no-dig’ veg, and selling seasonal salads and locally made chutneys and jams.
  • The Fig Tree will be talking about and selling its range of locally-made and fairly traded bean-to-bar chocolates.
  • Cockerham Boers will be selling locally-reared grass-fed goat meat.
  • The Average Cabbage will be bringing veg seedling starter packs for new and experienced growers.
  • The sewing café will be running a clothes swap, skill-share sessions on fixing old clothes (so bring old clothes for mending!) and will be selling a range of locally made crafts.
  • Billy’s Eggs from the Lancaster Charter market will be joining us, offering a range of local and free-range eggs and honey.
  • Doormouse Cheeses will offer a range of locally made cheeses.
  • Scent will be selling locally-made, paraben-free soaps and bath bombs.
  • Cumberland Building Society will be attending to talk about their work.
  • The woodland Trust will talk about their valuable work protecting and growing the UK’s woodlands.
  • Charter market stalls River Village Foods, Sicily Gusto and La Petite Crepes will be cooking up tasty street food.
  • Lancaster’s Canal Quarter Action Group will be gathering ideas for the canal corridor developments.

Anna Clayton, food project officer at LESS commented:

“Lancaster’s Midsummer Market is a great opportunity to meet local food producers and crafts people and find out about the sorts of food and up-cycled crafts that are available locally. A number of exciting community projects are also attending that present new ways of doing things – from growing veg in a community setting, to running skill-share repair and sewing sessions. I hope for everyone that attends the market to learn at least one new skill or fact.”

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