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This Friday 15th December from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be full of local food and drink producers, woodworkers, community food projects, local craftspeople, live music and a ‘community conversation’.

Ian Dewer, one of the organisers of this year’s ‘The Lost Art of Living’ festival, will be joining us in the morning (10:30 – 12:30) to discuss some hot topics over tea. He will be exploring questions such as “should the NHS be scrapped?” So come down and share your thoughts.

We have also had some additional stalls confirmed since I last wrote about the market in this column. Rory from the Borough Brewery will be bringing small kegs of locally brewed beers- perfect for a Christmas gift. Cheesy Cheeses is bringing a range of local cheeses and ‘From the Home of Hannah’ is selling upcycled crafts. The Slip Inn Lane Emporium will also be bringing their range of jewellery and crafts.

Other stalls include:

  • Owen Jones who’ll be selling and demonstrating how to make oak swill baskets.
  • The Fig Tree will have their range of locally-made and fairly traded bean-to-bar chocolates.
  • The Coppice Coop from Silverdale will be demonstrating green woodwork techniques and selling green-wood crafts made from locally-sourced wood.
  • Friendly Food and Drink will be selling a range of liquors and relishes.
  • Filberts Bakery will be offering their range of delicious baked goods.
  • Cockerham Boers will be talking about and selling locally-reared goat meat.
  • Claver Hill food project will be sharing info about their ‘no-dig’ veg, and selling onions, local food themed calendars, locally made chutneys and jams.
  • Billy’s Eggs from the Lancaster Charter market will be joining us, offering a range of local and free-range eggs.
  • Morecambe’s Creative Exchange will be selling their upcycled and locally crafted goods.
  • Bizar Baker will take you on a culinary journey around the world with her cakes and biscuits.
  • Firebird Catering will be cooking up wood-fired pizzas with a seasonal twist.
  • Logs Direct will be taking orders for fire wood.
  • Old School brewery will be offering tasters of their beers and will be selling various gift packs.
  • The North West rep for the Land Workers’ Alliance will be providing information about how you can support local farmers in securing sustainable livelihoods.
  • James Greer and la Petite Crepes will be serving their infamous falafel wraps and pancakes.

The Faces Behind Our Food’ exhibition will also be ‘popping up’ to tell the stories of 12 local food and drink producers.


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