Love your local market

Ely Markets is participating in the national, high profile Love Your Local Market 2016 campaign led by the National Association of British Market authorities with support from the wider markets industry and Government.

Ely Markets is joining over 1200 markets across the country by taking part in the Love Your Local Market campaign and are promoting Ely Markets as a great place to start your business. Vibrant Ely Markets is at the heart of our community and offers a chance to try out your products on one of our great weekly markets.

Ely Markets is holding a special promotion on the market on Saturday 14 May highlighting the great variety of produce and services you can find on all its markets from local seasonal fare direct from the farmer on our FARMA accredited twice monthly Farmers’ Market to artisan foods and delicious street food to go every week. In addition, there’s also all types of arts and crafts, retro and vintage artefacts, antiquarian books, clothes, shoes, antiques, collectables, coffee, cakes, plants and flowers, pet products, baby products, fresh samosas….in fact, most things you can think of, you can source at Ely Markets.

On 14 May, we are inviting would-be entrepreneurs with a product to sell – especially young people – to come and find out how you can start your business from a market stall. With loads of successful role models, from Marks & Spencer nationally to Ely Gin locally, markets are the seed bed of new businesses and we are keen to support new local enterprises.

We’ve also celebratory cakes to share and a limited number of Ely Markets shopping bags to give away to visitors to our special promotion stall on Saturday. Come along and enjoy our markets and find out how they can help you kick-start your business.

Emma Grima, Director of Commercial and Corporate Services, said: “A great market becomes the heart of every town or city. In Ely, we’re very proud of our range of markets, which together form an integral part of our community – showcasing the best of local talents, and being home to the finest local produce and craft items.

“Markets can also provide much needed platforms from which start-up companies are able to begin their business journeys. One of the joys of working with the Markets team is watching these companies develop, and we are always there to offer support along the way.

“Ely Markets is delighted to be participating in this year’s Love Your Local Market campaign, and we hope as many people as possible will help us by joining in this weekend’s celebrations.”