On the 17th December from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s Midwinter Market will return to Lancaster’s central market square; showcasing local food and drink producers, woodworkers, community food projects and local craftspeople.

It’s a great chance to source food and ‘sustainable’ gifts for Christmas from small local businesses and community projects – supporting our local sustainable food and crafts economy. It also provides the perfect opportunity to meet local landworkers and crafts people directly and celebrate the Midwinter for: What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness”?

Confirmed stalls so far include:

Backsbottom Farm will be selling a range of unique cider vinegars, organic heritage apples and woodland crafts.

Relic Plastic will be showcasing their range of 100% recycled artisan plastic gifts – extending the life of plastic destined for the landfill or incineration.

Lancaster and Morecambe College will be decorating biscuits for people to try, whilst also bringing along a range of Christmas products to sell.

Claver Hill community food project will have ‘no-dig’ winter salads on sale, surplus veg and locally made chutneys, jams, jellies and cider – made from locally grown fruit and veg. All money raised directly supports this great community food project.

FoodFutures will be launching the midwinter edition of THRIVE Magazine – North Lancashire’s community food magazine – which seeks to highlight and celebrate all the great food work going on locally. They will also have prints on sale and a Midwinter hamper prize draw for anyone who signs up to be a FoodFriend during the day.

Billy’s Eggs, a solid supporter of LESS’s seasonal markets, will have a range of local and free-range eggs, honey, free range cheese and preserves on sale.

Logs Direct will be taking orders for fire wood, including a range of ‘eco logs’. And the Woodland Trust will be handing out information about their work protecting and regenerating British woodlands, including how you can get involved.

To keep us warm, Eggcup will be serving takeaway soup made from surplus food and the Bubbly Box will be offering mulled wine alongside other hot drinks.

If that wasn’t enough, Sewing Cafe Lancaster will also be setting up a one-day-only pop up exhibition “Should Natural dyes be employed again on an industrial scale?”

Join us on the 17th December to find out more!

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