Runner Up OFM Awards 2016

We are overwhelmed to be a runner up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2016, voted for by their readers. A special thank you to Big Skies Food Company for the nomination. Now in their 13th year, the Observer Food Monthly Awards, reward the finest in British food and drink.

“We are so proud to be recognised in the “Best Market” category of the national Observer Food Monthly awards as a runner up! The award is nominated and voted by readers of the newspaper so a big thank you to all who voted for us. Thanks too to all our brilliant traders who make up Ely Markets every week and who come together to make something very special.” Julia Davis, Ely Markets team.

Congratulations to Belfast’s historic St George’s market – voted Best Market by OFM readers. A mix of tradition and innovation putting it at the heart of the city’s changing food scene.

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Ely Festive Lates

Ely Markets are proud to announce the next in their event series celebrating the diversity of their market – Ely Festive Lates. Launching Thursday the 17th November and running every Thursday evening 4.30-8.30 in the run up to Christmas.

These family-friendly evenings will be bursting with street food, shopping and live music on the market square. Join them for mulled wine, mince pies and the chance to buy incredible gifts from local producers and makers. There will be a covered seating area to drink, eat and browse next to the Christmas tree.

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Enjoy street food from Choux Stopper, I am Dumpling and more under the fairy lights while stocking up on perfect gifts from regular Ely Market traders such as Oriolo’s jewellery, Jo Clark Designs cards, prints and mugs and Buster and Lou’s gifts for the pet-lover in your life. SilverOak coffee will be keeping everyone warm with their home-roasted coffees and luxurious hot chocolates – there’s even been talk of espresso martinis.

“We are really looking forward to the launch of the Ely Markets Festive Lates complementing our regular weekly markets. We know that our visitors will find loads of delicious food, unique gifts that support local businesses and a wonderful atmosphere! We are very proud of the traders on our Craft and Collectables market on a Saturday and this will be a great chance for more people to discover their products. The Ely Festive Lates are part of our special events on Ely Markets showcasing the diverse choice for all tastes we have all year round.” Julia Davis Ely Markets Team

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Visit the Ely Markets Facebook page for more information.

Interested in trading or performing? Contact markets@dev-elymarkets.pantheonsite.io

Food bloggers tour

On the 24th September we invited 10 local food bloggers to visit our Saturday and Farmer’s market to see the incredible range of stalls we have on offer. An enormous thank you to all our traders that took part, offering free samples, and talking so passionately about the market and their produce – you definitely made an impact! Everyone came away saying it was the people that made the market so special and that they would definitely be returning.

We were very grateful some of them have written up incredible blog posts including Michelle (an Ely local) of The Last Food Blog, Pina of One Two Culinary Stew, Gina Ferrari (another resident and baker herself) of Apricot and Figs and Charlotte who is treating us to a multi-part post – please do follow the links and have a read.

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Trader montage by Michelle of The Last Food Blog.