Today see’s the start of Love Your Local Market fortnight the national campaign is a celebration of our market culture here in the UK that happens over a fortnight in May.
Markets have a long-standing place in the towns, cities and villages as the cornerstone of every major settlement throughout our history, with people bringing in goods to trade from surrounding settlements in order to feed themselves. Market day still holds a special place in the hearts of people from all walks of life, as a place to shop but also to socialise, meet up with acquaintances and catch up on some gossip.
North Lincolnshire Council and Market Traders from all of our markets are proud to support the campaign by providing a number of special offers during the two weeks of the campaign for new traders and our visitors. Offers range from money off vouchers to a one off chance of a stall for two weeks for £10 at Scunthorpe Market.
On Saturday 23 May our information bus will be outside Primark in Scunthorpe Town Centre. Come along and find out what will be happening during Love Your Local Market fortnight with money off vouchers and much more, be sure not to miss out.
Special workshops will take place at Ashby Market:
7 & 21 May – ‘Sewing Bee’ a free workshop with Margaret Rushton 10am – 3pm 14 May – ‘Up-Cycling’ a free workshop with Julie Hood 10am – 3pm
Ashby Market – Thursday’s 9am – 5pm
Brigg Market – Thursday and Saturday 9am – 4pm
Brigg Farmers’ Market – Fourth Saturday of the month 9am – 1pm
Scunthorpe Market – The Food Hall is open 6 days a week. 8am – 5pm, The Old Hall is open Friday & Saturday only 9am – 5pm
With free parking close to the markets, there’s every reason to shop at your local market.