Fans of Nottingham’s Regional and Speciality Food and Drink Market are in for a festive treat this month with an extra three days of trading.
The market will run as usual on the third Friday and Saturday of the month on December 17th and 18th, but will be extended to Sunday 19th, Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December to give shoppers extra time to buy festive food and foodie gifts from regional producers and suppliers.
The market, organised by East Midlands Fine Foods in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, has been running monthly in the Old Market Square since April 2007.
Stalls sell a wide range of quality regional products including cheese, pickles, meat, fishcakes, beer, game, fudge, cakes, vegetables, sweet and savoury pies, jam and even dog biscuits.
“The Regional and Speciality Food and Drink Market is a great place to stock up on Christmas essentials and luxuries, as well as a good place to source items for gift hampers and presents,” said Jo Taylor, of East Midlands Fine Foods. “At the same time, it’s supporting producers and suppliers across the East Midlands, and helping the local economy. A lot of shoppers like to shop locally at Christmas, and this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.”
This month the market will temporarily relocate to the area in the Old Market Square at the bottom of King Street and alongside the fountains as part of the on-going Christmas festivities in the square.
Some 17 stalls will be in place for the first two days of the market, with 11 of them spending five days at the event.