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Taste seasonally-inspired recipes, meet local food producers, join the “disco soup” and discover North Lancashire’s bubbling local food and crafts scene at the FoodFutures Harvest Market.

On Friday the 16th September from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople. Come along – it’s free!

The market celebrates the harvest time, the bounty of local produce available in Lancaster District and the diversity of local food and crafts. It brings local farmers and small independent businesses into the heart of Lancaster on the historic market square. The FoodFutures seasonal markets in Lancaster are currently happening every three months, and they make for a fun day out for local residents as well as visitors.

A variety of food stalls will ensure that no market visitors stay hungry and food producers will be offering local and seasonal produce to take home. There will be crafts stalls selling ethical arts, gift items and creative upcycled items. And there will be acoustic music throughout the day from local guitarist/singer David Woods and other musicians.

Confirmed stalls include:

  • The FoodFutures Closing Loops climate action project will have stalls with information and activities around gleaning, cooking and composting. The cooking stall will run several seasonal cooking demos with free tasters throughout the day, and a “disco soup” community cookup will create a tasty soup out of a mix of rescued surplus vegetables and locally, organically grown produce from The Plot. You can sign up here to join the disco soup as a volunteer.
  • Wrap Ninjas will be preparing hot wraps with a variety of fresh fillings and flavour combinations from around the world. The founder Rob is committed to doing business in a responsible and sustainable way, using good quality ingredients, often locally sourced.
  • Backsbottom Farm will be selling apples, vinegar and woodcrafts.
  • La Petite Crêpe will be baking their delicious, seasonally-inspired French pancakes in sweet and savoury varieties.
  • Claver Hill community farm will be sharing info about their ‘no-dig’ veg growing, and selling a variety of excess produce, salad, chutneys, jams and cider with tastings and some plants.
  • Billy’s Eggs from the Lancaster Charter market will be joining us, offering a range of local and free-range eggs, cheese and honey.
  • Black Horse Farm Flowers will be selling freshly cut, locally-grown flowers from near Sedbergh.
  • Bantu Ethical Gifts with art and crafts gifts such as cushions, bags, lampshades, mugs, beads, jewellery and oven gloves.

The market will also see the launch of the 2022 autumn edition of THRIVE Magazine. THRIVE pulls together a collection of local stories and citizen journalism to share knowledge, skills, recipes and ideas around all things food related. The seasonal markets and THRIVE magazine are part of our work and our vision for a thriving local food system that is healthy, resilient and fair.

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