Spring is around the corner, and so is the FoodFutures Spring Market! Do you love local produce, enjoy music, arts, crafts and getting together with friendly folks for a chat? All are welcome to Lancaster centre on Friday 17th March to celebrate the end of winter and budding of spring.

The Spring Market is the first of four seasonal markets hosted by FoodFutures North Lancashire every year: The Spring Market in mid March, Midsummer Market in June, Harvest Market in September and Midwinter Market in December. Each market happens around the time of the solstice or equinox, and celebrates our surrounding environment and diversity of produce different seasons bring. The Spring Market celebrates the lengthening days and start of a new growing season with local food, crafts and music.

There is something for everyone at this market: The markets showcase local, seasonal produce and visitors can enjoy delicious street food. In addition, the FoodFutures Spring Market also features a variety of other vendors, such as artisanal food producers, local artists, craftspeople and makers. You can browse handmade jewellery, pottery, and other unique gifts while enjoying the lively atmosphere of the market. Several community groups are also present with their stalls, inviting visitors to find out more about what they do.

Claver Hill Community Food Growing Project regularly has a stall at Lancaster’s seasonal markets.

One of the great things about the FoodFutures Spring Market is the sense of community it fosters. It is a great place to connect with the people who grow and make the food we eat. Visitors can chat with farmers and food makers, learning about their processes and the stories behind their products, and to gain a greater appreciation for the hard work and passion that goes into creating these products.

The FoodFutures Spring Market is more than just a fun day out. By supporting local farmers and food artisans, you’re also helping to build a more sustainable and resilient food system. When you buy local and indie, you’re supporting small-scale, family-owned businesses that keep money in the local economy. The markets are supported by the Closing Loops project, which aims to create a thriving local economy in North Lancashire – an economy that reduces waste, generates good for local communities, is fair for all and regenerates resources instead of depleting them.

The Closing Loops team will be at the market, so you can find out more about upcoming composting workshops, volunteering for a gleaning event, community cooking activities and more.

Could your food business or community group have a stall at one of the next seasonal markets? Come and join the Spring Market on the 17th March and have a chat about it with the friendly FoodFutures team.

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