Flavours of The World comes to Ely Markets!

As part of the “Love Your Local Market” celebrations, Ely Markets is host to a visiting “Flavours of the World” Market on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 27, 28 and 29 May. Ely Markets is already home to a range of flavours from across the globe and the visiting market brings new tastes to complement the regular choice.
With plenty to delight the senses, experience sights and sounds from around the world, the array of stalls has everything from freshly made paella, crepes and tartiflette to artisanal cheese, bread and charcuterie, olive oils and preserves and all kinds of patisserie and confectionery. Plus crafts including handmade Provencal soaps, amber jewellery, woodcarvings, objets d’art and fashion accessories.
The Flavours of the World Market, runs from Saturday 27 May on Ely High Street alongside the weekly Craft & Collectables Market and Farmers’ Market on Market Place and Dolphin Lane. On Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 28 & 29 May, find “Flavours of the World” on Ely Market Place alongside the weekly Sunday and Bank Holiday Markets.
Emma Grima, Director of Corporate & Commercial Services said: “the visiting Flavours of the World Market brings fresh tastes this bank holiday to complement our regular weekend Ely Markets. There’s something for all the family – whether you want to sample delicious foods or just browse. The atmosphere is buzzing and there is plenty of interest for everyone, whatever their taste.”
You’ll also find all your favourite Ely Markets stalls on the regular weekly Saturday Craft & Collectables Market, Farmers’ Market and Sunday Market alongside the visiting traders.
There’s lots of choice for all, food to try, gifts and produce to buy, come along and browse Ely Markets this bank holiday weekend.
The Flavours of the World Market is open from 10am until 4pm every day, along Ely High Street on Saturday and on Ely Market Place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday alongside Ely Markets regular weekend markets.
Don’t miss out on the fun – head over to Ely Market Place and High Street on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.

Vegan and Vintage fair announced for early May Bank Holiday.

A free, family-friendly two-day event for vegans, v-curious, lovers of good food and all things vintage.

On Sunday 30th April and Bank Holiday Monday the 1st May, we are proud to announce our Ely Markets Vegan and Vintage Fair, the next in our series of events celebrating the diversity of the market. Running from 10am-4pm on both days, discover the region’s best vegan producers, vintage and vinyl, street food and bar, plus plenty to keep the children entertained.

Julia Davis of Ely Markets said “Ely Markets is pleased to host a fantastic event for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie or just love vintage, come along to Ely market place on Sunday and Monday to check out some new tastes and browse the great choice on offer.”

Discover “Vegan Alley” along Dolphin Lane – aka a selection of much loved vegan stalls which feature twice a month at Ely Farmer’s Market with special guests. Traders confirmed already include KuraKura, Miss Molly & Food by Lizzi. Check out our vintage traders on Ely Market Place, browse everything from antique to mid-century, retro and almost modern alongside regular food and craft stalls from our weekly Sunday Market.

Bank holiday weekend is a wonderful time to visit Ely with foodie events taking place throughout the city – we look forward to welcoming you to the vegan and vintage fair – come along and show you love your local market!

Visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

Trader enquiries – please email markets@dev-elymarkets.pantheonsite.io

Poster designed by Ely resident Lizzy Doe.

Ely Markets Calendar

Welcome to the 2017 Ely Markets Calendar. Here you’ll find the key dates for all our regular markets including bank holiday weekend markets. Make sure to keep an eye on the website for announcements of our annual special markets including another Ely Vegan Fair. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all our latest news.

We’d also like to take this chance to say a big thank you to everyone that supported our market in 2016, including our fantastic traders. We look forward to bringing you even more food, farmers produce, craft, collectables qand essentials in 2017. If there’s anything you’d like to see more of feel free to get in touch with us.

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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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.

Ely Farmers’ Market

Ely Farmers’ Market  celebrates its 16th anniversary this year on Saturday 25 June.  Things have changed considerably since the first market way back at the dawn of the new millennium in 2000, for a start, the market now takes place twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturday, but trends and times change and visitors will discover a wide range of fresh local produce to tempt their taste buds! 

We now boast a number of specifically vegan traders in our very own Ely Farmers’ Market “Vegan Alley” who are very adept at raising the profile of vegan and vegetarian lifestyles on social media – check out our Twitter feed @ElyMarkets if you want to find out more!  Not forgetting the carnivores out there, there’s also plenty to satisfy meat eaters, from prime Aberdeen Angus beef to lamb, mutton and pork from Betty’s Meats and a range of pies from local favourites Edis’s and Brockleby’s. 

If you’re not already a regular visitor to Ely Markets, check out our Twitter feed for news from our Saturday Craft Market traders featuring their latest craft, retro, vintage and antique offerings!  Forget Ebay – pop and see what’s on at the market this Saturday!