On Friday the 17th June from 10:00-17:00, Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, woodcraft folk, community food projects and keen sewers, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s first Midsummer Market.
The market, which is part of LESS’s ongoing ‘Growing Our Local Food Economy’ project, aims to celebrate the summer and the bounty of local produce, and brings farmers and small independent businesses into the heart of Lancaster.
In addition to stalls selling their wares, the People’s Café will be running cooking demonstrations to inspire local and seasonal recipe ideas; Victoria from Lancaster’s Sewing Café will be running skill- share sessions on how to make your own shopping bag and fix old clothes; Lancaster’s seed library will be sharing seeds and making seed bombs; and the Growing Our Local Food Economy project will be handing out a variety of local food resources including seasonal local food calendars and community f food maps.
Confirmed Midsummer Market stalls include:
- A seed and recipe swap organised by LESS and the Lancaster Seed Library.
- Growing with Nature – showcasing and selling its range of local organic veg.
- The Fig Tree will be talking about and selling its range of locally-made and fairly traded bean-to-bar chocolates.
- Lancaster’s Food Assembly will be available to talk about their ‘click and collect’ local food market and how you can join.
- Silent Forest Creations will be running a pole lathe demonstration and selling woodland crafts.
- Cockerham Boers will be talking about and selling locally reared goat meat
- Made in Lancaster will be promoting their great work and will be selling local-food recipe books
- Filberts Bakery will be offering their range of delicious baked goods.
- The People’sCafé will be cooking up seasonally-inspired meals on a pay-as –you feel basis whilst running cooking demonstrations.
- The Average Cabbage will be selling vegetable and herb plants to help you catch up with the growing season.
- Claver Hill food project will be selling their ‘no-dig’ veg and chutneys and jams.
- The sewing café will be running skill share sessions on making your own shopping bag and fixing old clothes- so bring old clothes for mending!
- Billy’s eggs from the Lancaster Charter market will be joining us- offering a range of local and free-range eggs.
- Cheesy Cheeses will be selling a range of Lancashire made cheeses.