West Bridgford’s Central Avenue will host a brand new market starting on Saturday 4 March.
The Stalls will be a monthly street food and makers market.
From 11-5 pm on the first Saturday of every month, there will be a sea of colour from independent micro-food businesses and some of the Midlands’ finest independent makers and creators.
Unlike farmers’ markets, The Stalls will be open 11 am -5 pm, and there’ll be an e-commerce site too, allowing you to still buy once the stalls are packed away.
Over the coming months, there will be a diverse mix of street food stands and take-home foods.
Expect to see work by professional silversmiths, ceramic artists, graphic designers and illustrators including homewares, clothing, art prints, jewellery, accessories, pottery and glassware too.
The Stalls is a collaboration between two West Bridgford-based makers.
Virender Rose (Lady Bay Pop up café) and Jo McAree (Just Jo Design).
Experienced traders looking for alternative ways to get their work seen, decided to combine their skill set and experience to create a market.
“With the closure of the craft market and the much-loved shop ‘Locally Produced for You’, there was a real need to give professional makers (like myself) a place to sell from that didn’t require huge rent, a market was the obvious way forward but not just a craft market or a farmers market, a combination of them both, a Street Food and Makers Market,” says Jo.
So what Street Food & Maker Stalls should we expect to see?
“On the food side of the market, you’ll see a diverse selection of independent micro-food businesses, anything that’s interesting for the market and our visitors.
“There will be take-home natural wines, craft beers and baked goods to name a few, and within street food, you’ll see chefs that are passionate about the food that they freshly prepare before your very eyes,” says Virender.
“As stalls will change each month, visitors will have the opportunity to try world cuisines throughout the year.
From loaded American hot dogs, falafel, gourmet burgers, luxury Japanese sushi, Neapolitan pizzas, Jamaican stews and pastries, Persian, Lebanese, Indian, Mexican and more. Vegan and dietary needs like gluten-free will also be in the mix.
Jo McAree told us:
“We have a truly outstanding range of makers and creators lined up throughout the year”
“Attending will be Carly Dodsley and her award-winning mid-century inspired ceramics collection, Ford & Guy with their handmade sustainable clothing range.
“Artist Faye Baines will be showing her original acrylic coastal paintings and prints, and Textile designer Katie Pinkney from Molly’s Mum will be bringing her quirky textile-based gifts, accessories and homewares.
“Designer Rachel Mahon will have her botanical-inspired art prints and homewares on show, Jewellery designer Amber Cooper-Green’s jewellery created from reclaimed hardwoods, acrylic and recycled vintage plastic knitting needles will be attending.
“Illustrator Maria Winther will be bringing her illustrated prints, cards, bookmarks, stickers and pins. With lots more to be announced, Jo urges you to keep an eye on @the_stalls_market social media pages to keep updated.”