Shoppers at this month’s Regional and Speciality Food and Drink Market in Nottingham can pick up supplies for their four-legged friends for the first time after a new stall joined the market.

Mrs Bishop’s Doggy Deli will be selling biccy bones and other handmade doggy treats at the monthly market on Friday July 16th and Saturday July 17th.

The market, run by East Midlands Fine Foods in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, features up to 30 different stalls and has been running for more than three years – attracting a wide variety of regional producers and suppliers.

But this is the first time that speciality food for pets has been on sale.

“The East Midlands is home to a wonderful array of speciality food and drink producers, and the Regional and Speciality Food and Drink Market gives shoppers in Nottingham the chance to buy their products from them directly each month,” said Jo Murphy, from East Midlands Fine Foods. “Now we’re offering handmade, locally produced items for dogs too.”

Nottingham firm Mrs Bishop’s Doggy Deli uses flour from Green’s Windmill and other locally sourced ingredients to make a range of speciality dog biscuits.

Another stall joining this month’s market is Rico Mexican Kitchen, run by Marcela Flores Newburn and based at Southglade Food Park, Nottingham. She sells a range of authentic Mexican products, including salsas, beans and cooking sauces.

The market is held in the Old Market Square on the third Friday and Saturday of every month between 9am and 4.30pm. Items on offer include cheese, meats, preserves, cakes and other products from around the East Midlands.