Two years ago this month, Market Rasen launched its journey to become a Portas Pilot with an Extraordinary Portas Pop Up market.
And this Saturday, May 3, sees the first of two BIG Markets kicking off this month’s Love Your Local Market celebrations, with almost 40 stall holders in the historic Georgian Market place from 9am.
Visitors to the town can look forward to artisan food, cakes, cheeses, locally grown cut flowers and plants, plus an array of unusual and distinctive gifts from the very best local market traders, including stalwarts like Jill Brown from English Rose, who has attended every BIG market and has new fabrics and rhubarb and custard cake and amongst her wares this Saturday.
Market Day visitors can find special offers on the market and deals along the High St wherever they see the MY MARKET RASEN sticker.
As a taster for Love Your Local Market fortnight, May 14 - 28, Queen St independent retailers Greens of Lincolnshire and Lancaster Butchers have got together to offer Market Day Specials to give visitors to the double award winning markets a real treat when they explore the High Street.
Fourth generation butcher Richard Lancaster will be offering BBQ packs at special market day prices and Maria Pemberton, who took over the fruit and veg shop, awarded 9/10 by Mary Portas in her Telegraph magazine column, has Poacher Cheese tastings, King Garden dressings and a prize draw to win £15 veg box for every paying customer.
There will be also be a BIG market in Market Rasen on May 20 from 9am to celebrate Love Your Local Market fortnight, with special guests in attendance.