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.

Ely Markets at Christmas

Christmas is a special time for us all here at Ely Markets. We’re committed to creating wonderful local markets that appeal to our residents and visitors alike. We are very excited for our annual Special Christmas Market on Friday 23rd December, running from 8.30 am – 3.30 pm there will be jam-packed festive stalls including crafts, food, vintage and farmers’ market stalls with seasonal gifts and entertainment. We have also launched this year Christmas mini markets on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st of December – creating a full week of festive markets. The mini-markets will run from 10am – 3pm and will host a selection of craft and food stalls on Ely Market Place.

All our regular weekly markets are very special this time of year too. Our Thursday chartered market (which has existed since the 12th century) is packed with Christmas trees, fruit wreaths, festive clothing and delicious pies and cheeses and fresh fruit and veg. We love welcoming visitors from near and far across the region every week. We have introduced our first ever night market here at Ely Markets this festive season running 4.30-8.30pm every Thursday until Christmas, which has seen brought street food, live music, mulled wine and gift shopping by fairy lights on to Ely Market Place. It’s been great to see the city come to life on a weekday evening, residents wrapping up warm and enjoying Steak and Honour burgers or Kura Kura curry and a Silver Oak Cointreau hot chocolate or espresso martini.

The Saturday Craft and Collectables market is the perfect place to buy a thoughtful unique gift. Our traders are local, independent and many of the gifts are handmade. We have something for everyone from the pet lover in your life to the mid-century-furniture collector. Plus our Street Food Aisle offers enough delicious food, cake and coffee to fuel your Christmas shopping. Audrey’s vegan mince pies truly are something worth trying (and sharing if you can resist!). Every second and fourth Saturday the Craft Market is joined by our Ely Farmers’ Market. We bring the best of fresh, local produce to town. From rare breed beef, venison and goat’s meat to artisan sausages, pork pies, preserves and pastries and locally grown vegetables. Many of the Farmers’ market traders will be at our Special Christmas Market on the 23rd and there is no better, or fresher time to stock up for Christmas.

There will be no markets on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day and our next regular markets are on Thursday 29 and Saturday 31 December.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information @ElyMarkets

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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.