EVENTS

Our Events section is intended as a guide only.

We advise any interested exhibitors to contact the organisers of each event for more up to date information.

If you would like your event to be featured free of charge in this section and reach our trade food and drink readership –  please email publisher@fdmb.co.uk

Dec
15
Sat
Wilmslow Artisan Market
Dec 15 all-day
 

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Fresh aromas, vivid colours, eclectic treasures, buzzing crowds – a mere stroll amongst the many (often 100+) stalls of an Artisan Market are enough to invigorate the senses and whet the appetite.

These markets aim to keep things authentic, providing a rare but enchanting opportunity to meet the many food & craft producers & suppliers. The local entertainment and local community groups provide a real sense of ownership, adding to the atmosphere, the mix and bustle reminiscent of yesteryear with a contemporary twist.

It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat, for those that seek something different from that on supermarket shelves. It provides a cornucopia of exquisite handcrafted, artistic items and an opportunity to interact with the artisan who has produced them.

But it’s not just the sheer quality of the items on offer that makes an Artisan Market so special – it is also about the people and the place. Locally based craftspeople and producers who are passionate about their products represent each town.

Every market incorporates local organisations and community groups, and is lifted by local entertainers all keen to showcase the homegrown talents of their performers.

Most of our stallholders are themselves primary producers – people who grow, make, create, style, rear, craft or bake the products that they sell. Others are suppliers with intimate knowledge of their products and the people who made them.

As a result, the Artisan Markets have become a vast repository of culinary knowledge, artisan craftsmanship and skills from previous generations. It’s a place to explore, to ask questions, to discover new flavours, stumble upon raw talent, unearth entrepreneurship, nurture bygone mastery, and to savour a unique, buzzing atmosphere.

How it came about

Town centres as we knew them have changed considerably over recent years our mission since 2011 has been to help revitalize, add a new dimension and inject the buzz and effervescence back into the community.

Many towns across the country are suffering because so many of their residents are choosing to shop elsewhere.
The explosion of online shopping, free parking and other enticements to out of town shopping centres, the demand for convenience – is what is driving our towns into extinction.

The low numbers of visitors in our town centres is causing towns to lose their vibrancy and attraction to residents having a direct detrimental effect on retail businesses. The town then becomes less attractive to new businesses and thus the downward cycle perpetuates itself.

People now demand so much more, they want an experience, they want customer service, and they want choice and knowledge, character and diversity.

By delivering the Artisan Market in towns across the region we are fulfilling all of these demands, and helping to reinvigorate the towns we live in.

We provide an exciting, unique event that brings people together as a community. It encourages more people to visit their town and rediscover the many things it has to offer.

Towns

The towns we attend vary tremendously in demographics and size – but the key is that each event is adapted and integrated to the individual town’s own unique characteristics providing an event that the community can be proud of and take ownership.

Values

Our core values reflect what is really important to us as a company and underpin The Market Co’s culture and ethos.
Artisan Markets are more than a place to buy or sell goods, they are all encompassing, dynamic events that bring the town alive.

We strive to source the very finest artisan traders and products to deliver a high quality and heterogeneous mix for our visitors. This offer compliments rather than competes with the high street retailers providing a synergistic environment.

Entertainment is provided which is locally sourced and inspirational. Community groups and organisations are encouraged to think outside the box and get involved in a creative way, offering them a platform to showcase themselves to the wider community – which in itself provides a unique local feel and sense of pride, as well as valuable exposure.
The Artisan Market is a place where our visitors can connect and interact with the specialists, meet friends, be introduced to new ideas and enjoy their town to the full.

Our events have a warmth about them, they increase visitor numbers to the town, they improve the dwell time spent within the town, they showcase what the town has to offer every day of the month and ultimately we provide an exceptional day out for our visitors.

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Dec
16
Sun
Heskin Farmers Market
Dec 16 all-day

Open Your Own Business!

The Farmers Market & Craft Centre boasts over 40 unique shops & businesses including food shops, gifts, crafts, clothing, personalised gifts, hair & beauty, tea room & much more.

We have limited availability of sales units and retail units that are perfectly positioned close to all major Lancashire towns and Manchester.

Why not start or expand your own business?

We rent out multi-use business units with various sizes available for retail, manufacture, services and artist studios. Shop owners pay competitive rents. Heskin Farmers Market has its own website, with a dedicated page to each business and businesses are helped with marketing services. We also have ample free parking & entry, fast broadband access plus an excellent onsite tea room.

  • We boast short term rental agreements and some areas don’t require manning – with a minimal commission charge.  All rentals include services and business rates are free of charge at present, dependant on government legislation.
  • We have an ongoing full marketing mix campaign to maximise impact including radio, online, email and print advertising, an ever growing customer database with regular and new customers as well as coach parties on a regular basis.
  • We have a policy of non-duplication of products within the centre as we like every shop to be unique to enhance customer experience.

For more information about renting retail space please contact Sarah or Angela on 07599 831907 or email info@heskinfarmersmarket.co.uk

Dec
18
Tue
Altrincham Market – Quality Fresh Produce
Dec 18 all-day

 

 

 

Observer Food Monthly
Award Winners 2015
‘Best Market

 

Fresh, quality, local produce | Shopping | Tuesday Club

Fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, bread,
pate, sauces, cream, yoghurt, cheese, eggs, honey,
pate,  teas, coffee, homemade cakes & biscuits,
pickles & preserves, freshly made smoothies,
fresh flowers & plants!

Fancy a stall?

If you are interested in trading with us, the
fastest & easiest way to get to get the
ball rolling is by enquiring online.

There is typically a waiting list. The first
things we need are listed below. We’ll
review your email & get back to
you as soon as we can.

1. Images of your stall & your merchandise
2. What days you would like to trade
3. A good description of what you do
4. How many stalls you require
5. If you require electricity

Please note : Our stalls are 8ft x 4ft.

Enquire :jennythompson@marketoperations.co.uk

ENQUIRY

Heskin Farmers Market
Dec 18 all-day

Open Your Own Business!

The Farmers Market & Craft Centre boasts over 40 unique shops & businesses including food shops, gifts, crafts, clothing, personalised gifts, hair & beauty, tea room & much more.

We have limited availability of sales units and retail units that are perfectly positioned close to all major Lancashire towns and Manchester.

Why not start or expand your own business?

We rent out multi-use business units with various sizes available for retail, manufacture, services and artist studios. Shop owners pay competitive rents. Heskin Farmers Market has its own website, with a dedicated page to each business and businesses are helped with marketing services. We also have ample free parking & entry, fast broadband access plus an excellent onsite tea room.

  • We boast short term rental agreements and some areas don’t require manning – with a minimal commission charge.  All rentals include services and business rates are free of charge at present, dependant on government legislation.
  • We have an ongoing full marketing mix campaign to maximise impact including radio, online, email and print advertising, an ever growing customer database with regular and new customers as well as coach parties on a regular basis.
  • We have a policy of non-duplication of products within the centre as we like every shop to be unique to enhance customer experience.

For more information about renting retail space please contact Sarah or Angela on 07599 831907 or email info@heskinfarmersmarket.co.uk

Dec
23
Sun
Chesterfield Artisan Market
Dec 23 all-day

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Chesterfield Artisan Market is one of the highlights on the town’s calendar and takes place on the last Sunday of every month adjacent to the historic Market Place (opposite Dent’s Pharmacy).

Chesterfield is a market town and a borough of Derbyshire. It lies 24 miles north of Derby, on a confluence of the rivers Rother and Hipper. It has a population of 103,800, making it the largest town within the administrative borders of Derbyshire, and the second largest settlement in the traditional county after the the city of Derby.

The Artisan Market takes place once a month and consists of over 80 of the very finest artisan market traders.
Our selection process is exacting so you will find a high-quality range of authentic goods with an emphasis on all that is local, ethical and original. Our traders are all super-talented and we expect great things of them.
Whether it is something for dinner, a gift for a friend, a treat for someone special or simply stocking up on essentials that you can’t get elsewhere – Chesterfield Artisan Market is the place to visit. No matter what the weather rain or shine, the market will enliven your spirit, and combined with a scout around the shops and a wonder around this beautiful town; it’s a great day out!

What to expect

Positioned magnificently adjacent to the historic Market Place, a heart warming spectacle reminiscent of yesteryear with a truly contemporary ‘upmarket’ twist, an opportunity to browse stalls, taste the culinary treats, talk to artists, vintage dealers and designer-makers, or sample the hot authentic street food whilst being entertained by local musicians.
The artisan traders will have been busy, baking, brewing, preparing, making, capturing (pictures that is!), designing, distilling, sewing, stitching, stirring, cooking, sourcing, painting, growing and constructing.
All the very finest, exquisite craftsmen and craftswomen, many local to Chesterfield and the neighbouring Peak District, talented, award winning, passionate, knowledgeable, creative and wonderful artisan market traders bringing a whole array of mouth watering, quirky, unusual, design led, aromatic, tasty, curious, gorgeous, distinctive, original, beautiful, useful, hand crafted, locally sourced, inspiring, seasonal, tempting, fresh, delicious, bespoke, interesting, must have goodies.

Heskin Farmers Market
Dec 23 all-day

Open Your Own Business!

The Farmers Market & Craft Centre boasts over 40 unique shops & businesses including food shops, gifts, crafts, clothing, personalised gifts, hair & beauty, tea room & much more.

We have limited availability of sales units and retail units that are perfectly positioned close to all major Lancashire towns and Manchester.

Why not start or expand your own business?

We rent out multi-use business units with various sizes available for retail, manufacture, services and artist studios. Shop owners pay competitive rents. Heskin Farmers Market has its own website, with a dedicated page to each business and businesses are helped with marketing services. We also have ample free parking & entry, fast broadband access plus an excellent onsite tea room.

  • We boast short term rental agreements and some areas don’t require manning – with a minimal commission charge.  All rentals include services and business rates are free of charge at present, dependant on government legislation.
  • We have an ongoing full marketing mix campaign to maximise impact including radio, online, email and print advertising, an ever growing customer database with regular and new customers as well as coach parties on a regular basis.
  • We have a policy of non-duplication of products within the centre as we like every shop to be unique to enhance customer experience.

For more information about renting retail space please contact Sarah or Angela on 07599 831907 or email info@heskinfarmersmarket.co.uk

Dec
25
Tue
Altrincham Market – Quality Fresh Produce
Dec 25 all-day

 

 

 

Observer Food Monthly
Award Winners 2015
‘Best Market

 

Fresh, quality, local produce | Shopping | Tuesday Club

Fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, bread,
pate, sauces, cream, yoghurt, cheese, eggs, honey,
pate,  teas, coffee, homemade cakes & biscuits,
pickles & preserves, freshly made smoothies,
fresh flowers & plants!

Fancy a stall?

If you are interested in trading with us, the
fastest & easiest way to get to get the
ball rolling is by enquiring online.

There is typically a waiting list. The first
things we need are listed below. We’ll
review your email & get back to
you as soon as we can.

1. Images of your stall & your merchandise
2. What days you would like to trade
3. A good description of what you do
4. How many stalls you require
5. If you require electricity

Please note : Our stalls are 8ft x 4ft.

Enquire :jennythompson@marketoperations.co.uk

ENQUIRY

Heskin Farmers Market
Dec 25 all-day

Open Your Own Business!

The Farmers Market & Craft Centre boasts over 40 unique shops & businesses including food shops, gifts, crafts, clothing, personalised gifts, hair & beauty, tea room & much more.

We have limited availability of sales units and retail units that are perfectly positioned close to all major Lancashire towns and Manchester.

Why not start or expand your own business?

We rent out multi-use business units with various sizes available for retail, manufacture, services and artist studios. Shop owners pay competitive rents. Heskin Farmers Market has its own website, with a dedicated page to each business and businesses are helped with marketing services. We also have ample free parking & entry, fast broadband access plus an excellent onsite tea room.

  • We boast short term rental agreements and some areas don’t require manning – with a minimal commission charge.  All rentals include services and business rates are free of charge at present, dependant on government legislation.
  • We have an ongoing full marketing mix campaign to maximise impact including radio, online, email and print advertising, an ever growing customer database with regular and new customers as well as coach parties on a regular basis.
  • We have a policy of non-duplication of products within the centre as we like every shop to be unique to enhance customer experience.

For more information about renting retail space please contact Sarah or Angela on 07599 831907 or email info@heskinfarmersmarket.co.uk

Dec
30
Sun
Heskin Farmers Market
Dec 30 all-day

Open Your Own Business!

The Farmers Market & Craft Centre boasts over 40 unique shops & businesses including food shops, gifts, crafts, clothing, personalised gifts, hair & beauty, tea room & much more.

We have limited availability of sales units and retail units that are perfectly positioned close to all major Lancashire towns and Manchester.

Why not start or expand your own business?

We rent out multi-use business units with various sizes available for retail, manufacture, services and artist studios. Shop owners pay competitive rents. Heskin Farmers Market has its own website, with a dedicated page to each business and businesses are helped with marketing services. We also have ample free parking & entry, fast broadband access plus an excellent onsite tea room.

  • We boast short term rental agreements and some areas don’t require manning – with a minimal commission charge.  All rentals include services and business rates are free of charge at present, dependant on government legislation.
  • We have an ongoing full marketing mix campaign to maximise impact including radio, online, email and print advertising, an ever growing customer database with regular and new customers as well as coach parties on a regular basis.
  • We have a policy of non-duplication of products within the centre as we like every shop to be unique to enhance customer experience.

For more information about renting retail space please contact Sarah or Angela on 07599 831907 or email info@heskinfarmersmarket.co.uk

Jan
1
Tue
Altrincham Market – Quality Fresh Produce
Jan 1 all-day

 

 

 

Observer Food Monthly
Award Winners 2015
‘Best Market

 

Fresh, quality, local produce | Shopping | Tuesday Club

Fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, bread,
pate, sauces, cream, yoghurt, cheese, eggs, honey,
pate,  teas, coffee, homemade cakes & biscuits,
pickles & preserves, freshly made smoothies,
fresh flowers & plants!

Fancy a stall?

If you are interested in trading with us, the
fastest & easiest way to get to get the
ball rolling is by enquiring online.

There is typically a waiting list. The first
things we need are listed below. We’ll
review your email & get back to
you as soon as we can.

1. Images of your stall & your merchandise
2. What days you would like to trade
3. A good description of what you do
4. How many stalls you require
5. If you require electricity

Please note : Our stalls are 8ft x 4ft.

Enquire :jennythompson@marketoperations.co.uk

ENQUIRY

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