There’s nothing quite like wandering the streets of Manchester browsing at market stalls and helping to support local businesses, well, luckily there’s a new monthly market to add to your weekend plans. Known as MeadowSide Market, the monthly market launches in the Manchester city centre this week and will feature local artisan products and food and drink stalls.
The first MeadowSide Market will take place this Saturday (October 8) on Aspin Lane, near Angel Meadow Park, and will then run on the second Saturday of every month. Here, you’ll find local, independent stalls, live music, and street food and drink on offer from 10am – 5pm.
This Saturday, along with other vendors, visitors can browse ornamental, handmade pots and plants from The Ornamental House and check out vintage clothing from Sunflower Vintage. A selection of food and drink will also be available, including from Grounded coffee, Dough So Good pizzeria and Blackjack Brewery.
Other traders which can be found at MeadowSide Market include prints and greetings cards by BeJoJo Art, Dungarees + Squeegees, and jewellery and gifts from Luciola Creations. Developers Far East Consortium are behind the launch of the markets, which form part of its plans to put unsung parts of Manchester city centre to better use under the FOUND event brand.
Andrew Bradley-Nixon, sales and marketing director at FEC, said: “We’re really pleased to be unlocking spaces across the city that aren’t that well-used at the moment by putting on this type of community event. Manchester already has some great artisan markets, but this one will be in the heart of the city centre. We think the stalls and street food will go down a treat and look forward to hosting the first market of many this weekend.”
Juvenal Melo Fert at The Ornamental House, said: “These regular markets are really important for a small business such as ours, and we’re really excited to be part of the initial event alongside other talented local business owners.”