Opportunity for new traders to join monthly farmers and craft market

Published: Tue 6th February, 2024

Food and drink producers and handmade craft traders are invited to join a monthly market in Loughborough.

Charnwood Borough Council, which operates the historic Loughborough Market runs a Farmers and Craft Market in the town centre on the second Wednesday of every month.

It aims to offer visitors the opportunity to browse a range of locally sourced produce and handmade crafts.

The Council is looking to re-energise and kick start Loughborough’s series of specialist monthly markets to support small businesses and bring more variety to the town centre for local people and visitors.

To help grow the Farmers and Craft Market, the Council is offering pitches free of charge to new traders for a limited period of time.

New traders can take advantage of the offer until Wednesday April 10, 2024.

Businesses looking to join the specialist market can find out more about becoming a trader and booking a free pitch at www.charnwood.gov.uk/markets

Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, the Council’s lead member for economic development, regeneration, and town centres, said: “We are immensely proud of our markets in Loughborough which have over 800 years of history in the town.

“We want to attract more traders to our farmers market each month and the offer of a free pitch until April is a fantastic opportunity to come along and try out being a market trader.

“Charnwood has many wonderful farm shops and rural businesses and I hope they will consider joining us in Loughborough.”

Loughborough town centre hosts a retail market every Thursday and Saturday and is one of the largest in the region. In addition, a Vintage Market takes place on Fridays.

The Council also organises a market in Shepshed every Friday.

For more information about Loughborough Markets visit: www.charnwood.gov.uk/markets