Next Friday 16th 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 sponsored by Cumberland Building Society and is part of LESS’s ongoing ‘Growing Our Local Food Economy’ project. It 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 seasonal local food calendars, midsummer recipes, and community food maps. Pete Moser from More Music and local band folk-to-folk will also be providing music throughout the event.
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 talking about and selling locally-reared 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.
- Morecambe’s Creative Exchange will be selling their upcycled and locally crafted goods, as will Hannah Carpenter.
- Cheesy cheeses will offer a range of locally made cheeses
- Bizar Baker will bring a range of home-made baked treats that will take you on a journey around the world without even leaving Lancaster!
- Cumberland Building Society are running a tombola for a local food hamper.
To find out more about the Midsummer Market and the Growing Our Local Food Economy project, join the event’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/events/1876179425985402/
and ‘like’ www.facebook.com/FoodOfLancaster
We have also updated our online local food directory www.lessuk.org/directory to tie in with the Midsummer Market. You can use this online resource to find out where to buy a range of locally grown and produced food items locally, in addition to finding restaurants and cafes that source their food locally.