On Friday the 15th December from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, woodworkers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s second Midwinter Market.
The Midwinter Market is one of four seasonal markets coordinated by LESS that aim to celebrate our surrounding environment and the diversity of produce the different seasons bring. The midwinter market will celebrate the darkest time of year with local food, crafts and music!
In addition to stalls selling their wares, the Faces Behind Our Food art exhibition 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 advice on how to source a local Christmas dinner, and community food maps. Folk-to-Folk, Daniel Liptrott, Arrayah Barnes and other local musicians will also be playing music throughout the day.
Confirmed Midwinter Market stalls include:
- The Fig Tree who will be talking about and selling its range of locally-made and fairly traded bean-to-bar chocolates.
- Owen Jones will be selling and demonstrating how to make oak swill baskets.
- Filberts Bakery will be offering their range of delicious baked goods.
- Cockerham Boers will be talking about and selling locally-reared goat meat.
- The Coppice Coop from Silverdale will be demonstrating green wood techniques and selling green-woodland crafts made from locally-sourced wood.
- Claver Hill food project will be sharing info about their ‘no-dig’ veg, and selling 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.
- Backsbottom Farm will be selling preserves, woodland crafts and apples.
- My Puds and Simply Country and Co will be selling local cheeses and puddings made from local and foraged ingredients.
- 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 goodies.
- Bee Inspired Flowers will be selling locally made reefs made from local plants.
The Midwinter Market presents a great opportunity to meet local food producers, find out about exciting community projects and buy Christmas gifts that support Lancaster’s local economy.