Gainsborough's monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market welcomes a packed line up of traders

The Gainsborough monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market is delighted to welcome a full line up of traders on its return on Saturday, May 8, from 9am to 3pm in Market Place.

As restrictions have relaxed surrounding non-essential retail, shoppers will be able to browse the full variety of handmade crafts and gifts alongside delicious local produce, seasonal plants and horticultural items from independent traders.

The market welcomes several familiar faces this month, including Nikki from Pickles Preserves offering her tasty pickles, jams and chutneys produced using locally sourced ingredients. Also making a return is Sophisitikated Bags bringing their range of tote bags and homeware.

The market’s popular jewellery and craft traders will be joining once again including Curly Nook Jewellery and Eleanor Rogerson Enamel and Copper with their gorgeous jewellery plus Rubecula Aromary will be bringing their Lincolnshire countryside-inspired vegan soy wax melts. The Man from Skidby and A Stab in the Wool will be returning with their wood carvings and handmade felt craft items.

Rubecula Aromary will be at the Farmers’ and Craft Market

Gainsborough Market’s regular traders will be retuning offering their tasty local produce including Mount Pleasant Windmill, Redhill Farm Produce, Sarah’s Sweet Treats, V-Vits UK, Hepy’s Hog Roast, fishmonger Patrick Capps and Giddy Kippers Plants.

As well as the return of familiar faces, new trader Deli Dog Box Company will be joining. Based on the outskirts of Gainsborough, this local business offers natural, healthy and eco-friendly dog treats paw-fect for four-legged friends with allergies or intolerances.

Business owner Lauren Riddell of Sweets, Treats and Eats will be also be making her first appearance with her mouth-watering sweet range, including personalised sweet jars and goody bags.

Saxophonist Mike Wood will be playing in the Market Square to add to the atmosphere.

Since its reopening in June 2020, the market moved from its original location on Market Street to Market Place.

The market is organised with all safety measures in place ensuring all stallholders adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, including socially distanced stalls and hand sanitiser available.

The monthly Farmers’ market is held on the second Saturday of every month and is part of a joint initiative coordinated by Marshall’s Yard with West Lindsey District Council.

Charlotte Toplass, Marshall’s Yard tenant liaison executive, said: “Following the recent relaxing of restrictions on non-essential retail, we’re excited to welcome shoppers back to enjoy a full offer at the monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market.

“We’d like to thank all who have continued to support the market over the last few months and now, with restrictions starting to ease, we look forward to watching the market continue to grow over the coming months.”

For more information about the monthly market please visit www.discovergainsborough.com or the Discover Gainsborough Facebook page.