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Thirsk's first artisan market a success

Published on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Thirsks first artisan market

Thirsk’s first artisan food and drink market was a big success despite the weather.

Speciality coffee, traditional fudge, hand-made pies, scotch eggs, ice cream, local gin, African food and a BBQ were some of the delights available.

“The one thing we cannot do is predict the weather,” said David McKnight, Vibrant Market Towns Project Officer.

“But thankfully by 11am the rain had passed and the sun and shoppers came out, keen to try the artisan foods on offer, and some of the stall holders even sold out!

“Hopefully the sun will shine on our next artisan market on Saturday 25 August which takes place in the town’s market place, close by the traditional Saturday market.”       

The artisan food and drink markets have been introduced as part of the district council’s Vibrant Market Towns initiative which is focused on developing projects that will enhance the vibrancy of Hambleton’s traditional market towns.  To book a place at the August market or for similar events in 2019 contact rowanne.hibbit@hambleton.gov.uk or 01609 767286 – traders must have public liability insurance and need to bring their own stall or table.