On Good Friday (30th March) from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, vegetable seedlings and flowers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople, as LESS hosts Lancaster’s Spring Market.
The Spring Market is the first of four seasonal markets coordinated by LESS that aim to celebrate our surrounding environment and the diversity of produce the different seasons bring. The Spring Market will celebrate the lengthening days and the start of a new growing season with local food, crafts and music.
In addition to stalls selling their wares, Lancaster’s Seed Library will be running a seed swap and offering advice on seed saving techniques (so bring seeds to swap!) 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 Lancaster’s Sewing Café will be bring hand-powered sewing machines to the street to mend and improve well-loved clothes.
Nicola Snell, Daniel Liptrott, Jennie White and other local musicians will be singing and playing music throughout the day (expect folk music and 80s covers), and a Fairtrade Easter Egg hunt is also planned - starting from the Fig Tree stall.
Confirmed Spring Market stalls include:
Joyce John, founder of Bee-inspired flowers commented: “Spring is a time of celebration, an end to the winter months and a return of the sun and warm weather. We hit the ground running and everything accelerates so that we can produce as much as possible in the growing season. Even as a small scale grower the race to get seeds growing and the ground prepared is well on its way but the weather holds us firmly in its hands. People should attend the spring market to have a connection with local producers and [the land] and maybe glean some understanding of how seasonal [the market’s] food and flowers really are…Each market will have its seasonal treasures.”