Lancaster’s Harvest Market returns to Lancaster’s central market square on the 21st of September from 10am – 5pm. It ties in with the Lost Art Of Living 2018 health festival; exploring the role local, sustainable food and community plays in feeding a healthy body and soul. You will be able to taste good food, meet local community projects, listen to live music and participate in live cooking demonstrations run by our local hospital chefs and Jack Monroe! A number of street workshops are also planned…
From 11am-12pm Beth de Lange will run a Harvest singing workshop in Lancaster Market Square. This session is suitable for all – whether a singing novice or experienced soprano.The more people who join, the merrier. So spread the word about this community singing session.
From 1-2pm Michael Hallam will run a salsa demo followed by an impromptu salsa workshop in Market Square. Why not show up during your lunch break for a dance and some food?
Throughout the day there will be sauerkraut making. You can learn how to make sauerkraut with seasonal local veg, take a jar home and create art in the process… Curious? Come to Lancaster Market Square on the 21st to find out more.
We also have a range of healthy living advice. A plastic-free stall will offer tips for living without plastic, and a Health MOT will provide mini health checks, including measuring your blood pressure, pulse, BMI and cholesterol.
A range of great local food and craft businesses will be attending, inlcuding some new faces. Bean and Lentil will cook up a range of veggie and vegan dishes. Melanie from the Landworkers’ Alliance will sell a range of heritage apples from Backsbottom farm, along with preserves. Lancaster Bee Keepers will offer range of local honey and advice on how to support pollinator populations. Growing Well and Growing With Grace will be selling a range of local organic veg, and Wildflower Weaver will have a range of locally made shawls and fabrics. Italian street food will be available through Dal Florentino and Sicilly Gusto, and locally made paraben free soap through Scent.
Our seasonal market regulars are also attending, inlcuding: Filbert’s Bakery, the Fig Tree, Billy’s Eggs, Cockerham Boers, Claver Hill, the Woodland Trust, Veg Out and Paul’s Pancakes.
Lancaster’s Harvest Market is one of four seasonal markets organised by LESS that aim to celebrate our surrounding environment and the diversity of produce the different seasons bring. For more information about the event and where to source local food visit www.lessuk.org/directory.php and follow @FoodOfLancaster on Facebook.
For more info about Lancaster’s Health Festival see: thelancasterhealthfestival.org.uk