On Friday the 1st September from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s Harvest Market.
The market is part of LESS’s ongoing ‘Growing Our Local Food Economy’ project, and aims to celebrate the harvest, the bounty and diversity of local food and crafts, and bring local farmers and small independent businesses into the heart of Lancaster.
We are still looking for more local food and drink stalls, and for local musicians, buskers and street performers. If you would like to attend or to perform please contact email@example.com
In addition to stalls selling their wares, the Faces Behind Our Food art exhibition, www.foodfutures.org.uk/the-faces-behind-our-food, will be brought outside to share the stories of 12 local food and drink producers (some of which will be participating in the market); and LESS will be handing out a variety of local food resources including Harvest recipe cards and community food trail maps.
Confirmed Harvest Market stalls include:
- Claver Hill food project will be sharing info about their ‘no-dig’ veg, and selling a variety of no-dig veg, salads, herbs, chutneys and jams.
- Cockerham Boers will be talking about and selling locally-reared goat meat, duck eggs and preserves.
- Lancaster’s Sewing Café is organising a clothes swap and will bring vintage sewing machines to Lancaster’s market square – to support people to fix clothes. So bring clothes to swap AND clothes to mend.
- Simply Country and Co will be selling a range of local cheeses and homemade puddings.
- Billy’s Eggs from the Lancaster Charter market will be joining us, offering a range of local and free-range eggs.
- The Firebird will be cooking up wood fired and seasonally-inspired pizzas.
- Bowland Smoke House will be selling a variety of smoked foods.
- Logs Direct will be taking orders for seasoned firewood.
- James Greer will be making his infamous falafel wraps.
- The Land Workers’ Alliance will be discussing the Peoples Food Policy and will be handing out information about their work.
- Lancaster’s Peoples Cafe
- The Fig Tree will be talking about and selling its range of locally-made and fairly traded bean-to-bar chocolates.
LESS’s seasonal markets aim to create a space that allows local residents to meet local food producers and crafts people to find out about the sorts of food and up-cycled crafts that are available locally. Community projects also attend that present new ways of doing things – from growing veg in a community setting, to running skill-share repair and sewing sessions and selling food on a pay-as-you-can basis.