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Shoppers support plastic free February Farmers’ & Craft Market

Shoppers support plastic free February Farmers’ & Craft Market
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Shoppers support plastic free February Farmers’ & Craft Market

17 February 2020

The team from Gainsborough Farmers’ & Craft market urged shoppers to get behind their traders during their “Plastic Free” February Market earlier this month.

The campaign, which was led by the team at Marshall’s Yard who coordinate the monthly market, made an effort to encourage shoppers to use re-usable shopping bags for their market shopping by giving away hundreds of re-usable bags on Saturday 8th February 2020.

Gainsborough Farmers’ & Craft Market traders are already encouraging shoppers to recycle their packaging, for example Pickles & Preserves who sell homemade jams and chutneys encourages their customers to return their jars so that they can be reused. This is alongside traders selling eco-friendly products such as food wraps, handmade soaps and an array of other unpackaged items.

Marshall’s Yard’s Centre Manager, Alison Shipperbottom, said: “We had a great response at our last market with shoppers extremely pleased with their free ‘bags for life’ which also advertise the market.

“Visitors to Gainsborough’s Farmers’ & Craft market clearly want to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic and live more sustainably.

“Our Farmers’ and Craft market traders are all local to the region and produce their own food meaning zero air miles, much less packaging and only sustainable farming practices being used.”

The monthly market is held on Market Street linking Marshall’s Yard with the town centre and features stalls from the region’s best independent craft and food producers.

The February market boasted over 25 traders offering everything from unique jewellery and accessories, hand crafted candles, soaps, bespoke wood carvings and handmade chocolates.

The March market is set to have over 30 traders joining and will once again offer an array of fresh free-range meat, artisan breads, cakes, fruit and vegetables as well as seafood, specialty cheeses, pies, pickles and preserves.

The market on the 14th March will take place right outside the new Forge Bar and Restaurant which opened to the public this week.

The monthly market was relocated to Market Street last year as part of a joint initiative coordinated by Marshall’s Yard with West Lindsey District Council.



For further information, contact:-

Alison Shipperbottom
Centre Manager, Marshall's Yard
Tel: 01427 810706


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644