Ely Markets Vegan Fair

Local lovers of plant-based eating and living, you’re in luck this month, as we welcome back our annual Vegan Fair on the 30th of September. The event will run from 9am until 3pm along Ely High Street and will feature Ely Market regulars as well as many of the best vegan traders from around the region. Aimed at vegans and those who are simply v-curious, visitors will be able to discover an array of delicious food and drink, enjoy live music and browse stalls at the Craft & Vintage Market, which will be running alongside the event. Goodies on offer will include Miss Molly’s vegan cheesecakes, Food! By Lizzi’s vegan comfort food including the famous Scotch Eggless, Wandering Yak’s vibrant Middle Eastern food, beautifully crafted vegan bags from Katherena and oat milk lattes from Snail Shell Café. Plus grab a vegan friendly beverage or two from the vegan bar.

Check out the Facebook event for more details- https://www.facebook.com/pg/elymarkets/events

We look forward to seeing you there 🌱

Christmas with Ely Markets 2017

Yes it’s still summer but it is always good to put dates in the diary nice and early…

This year Ely Markets is going to be hosting lots of additional markets as well as our popular weekly markets in the run up to Christmas.  Allowing you to grab special unique gifts for your loved ones, fresh local seasonal foodie items, whilst supporting local makers and producers & FREE PARKING!!  You can even refuel with speciality mulled wines and ciders, artisan hot chocolates & mince pies while the children burn off some energy on fairground rides and entertainment.

Firstly, we will be hosting 3 Festive Lates on Wednesday 6th, 13th & 20th December from 4pm until 8:30pm. These family-friendly evenings will be bursting with street food, shopping and live music on the market square. Join us for mulled wine, mince pies and the chance to buy incredible gifts from local makers. There will be a covered seating area to drink, eat and browse next to the Christmas tree🎄

The week before Christmas we will be hosting a market EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK…

We will be hosting a series of mini-markets on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th December from 10am until 3pm, where you will be able to grab festive foods, treats and gifts.

We will have our usual Thursday Charter Market on the 21st December from 8.30 – 3.30pm.

Our Special Christmas Market will be held on Friday 22nd December from 8.30am until 3.30pm.  This is our main event, where you can find all of your favourite Craft, Food, Vintage & Farmers stalls with seasonal gifts and a very special visitor all the way from the North Pole……🎅

The following Saturday 23rd December we will have our usual Saturday Craft, Food & Vintage Market alongside our Farmers Market.

Sunday 24th December we will have our Sunday Market, offering you the chance to come down for some last minute gift buying, and the opportunity to get the family out of the house and indulge in some tasty seasonal streetfood and beverages.

Ely Markets looks forward to celebrating and preparing you for the most magical time of year❄️

For more information on our festive events check out our Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/elymarkets

If you are interested in trading at any of our Festive markets contact us at:  markets@elymarkets.co.uk

Flavours of the World Returns

Flavours of the World returns to Ely Markets on August Bank Holiday weekend!  Discover tastes from the four corners of the globe along Ely High Street on Saturday 26th of August alongside more local flavours on our weekly Craft, Food & Vintage Market and Farmers Market.  On Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 27th & 28th of August, Flavours of the World can be found on Ely Market Place with all your regular Sunday Market favourites.  Come and sample the delicious tastes, unique crafts and enjoy a leisurely bank holiday browse🍴

The Summer Late

A fantastic time was had by all at our Ely Markets Summer Late event on Friday 21st July! Visitors enjoyed the sounds of summer with rockabilly tunes from Jacen Bruce, alongside mellow vibes from Yve Mary B and Nick Lowe’s guitar. Great tastes were provided by Wood Fired Pizza, Pittagoras Greek specialities, Aroy D Thai and vegan choices from Flo’s Kitchen. The Dessert Man’s sweets or a chimney cake for afters and a side order of cheese from Hum-Closen kept everyone happy. There was plenty of time to sit and enjoy a drink and appreciate the music or browse a selection of unique arts and crafts stalls. Even the weather was kind providing the perfect evening to kick off the summer holidays🌞

 

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!