Ely Markets is introducing new extra “Mini-Markets” on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays which
will bring together a selection of stalls selling essentials like fruit, vegetables, coffee and bread.

“We want to make our markets more useful and convenient than ever before,” says Julia Davis of
Ely Markets. “Our new Mini-Markets give you the chance to get more of what you want, when you
want it. They’ll make everyday shopping easier and will encourage people to shop locally and
support small producers.”

The new Mini-Markets will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The smaller extra
markets will complement the established successful main markets on Thursdays, Saturdays and
Sundays and will offer daily essentials such as fruit and vegetables, fish, flowers, bread, cheese
and more.

“We’ve chosen everything we think the Mini-Markets need,” says Julia. “It’s perfect for when
you’re popping into town on your lunch break, or after you’ve dropped the kids off at school. And
once you’ve finished your shopping Silver Oak Coffee will be there to keep you supplied with
delicious locally-roasted coffee”.

Buying little and often from a local market isn’t just convenient. It also reduces food waste and
cuts down on packaging. Ely Markets will be encouraging their shoppers to help them make their
markets as eco-friendly as possible.

“We want our markets to lead the way in helping local residents to take a more thoughtful
approach to their shopping,” says Julia. “If people in Ely choose to make a few small changes to
the way they shop then together we can make a big difference. Remember your shopping bags on
market days and bring along a re-usable coffee cup too. We’d love to see people start bringing
their own containers for cakes and pastries.”

The new Mini-Markets begin on Tuesday 3 April 2018 and will trade from 8.30am – 3.30pm on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Wednesday 4 April there will be a special launch day to
coincide with the Easter school holiday. There will be extra stalls, activities and the chance to meet
Michael Recycle, Ely’s local eco-hero, and to win an Ely Markets “Bring Your Own” goody bag.