Helmsley Indoor Market

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For top quality local farm produce & artisan food….

… join us on the third Friday of every month in the beautiful, temperature-controlled main hall at Helmsley Town Hall. Doors open 9 am to 2 pm. We are busy early on – so don’t delay!

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What makes Helmsley Indoor Market special?

Our market opened in July 2017 aiming to showcase the best of regional food, with a focus on:

  • local, small-scale growers and makers, with a particular welcome for new start-ups.
  • traditional farming and food production methods (e.g. grass fed – slow grown – free range – organic – with the highest standards of animal welfare).
  • innovative and specialist approaches (e.g. vegetarian – vegan – gluten-free – projects with a social benefit).

The hall is on the first floor and there is a Stannah stair lift (we’re happy to help carry a wheelchair upstairs – please ask).

NB  No market in January!

Market dates for 2018 are:

February 16th
March 16th
April 20th
May 18th
June 15th
July 20th
August 17th
September 21st
October 19th
November 16th
December 21st


Click here to go to a full-size version of this article about us in the October edition of the Yorkshire Advertiser




The video below is of our October market – enjoy a virtual tour to whet your appetite.

Many of the stallholders will be the same, and you can find details about all of our current traders down the page.

Who will you find there?


Our regular traders include:

Butterflies Chocolates (Pocklington): Finest sustainably-sourced Belgian chocolate partnered with fresh local ingredients and no artificial additives.

Roots and Fruits Bakery (Sinnington): Delicious root and fruit based cakes plus speciality breads and pastries – many gluten-free. And… the best Sally Lunn in Yorkshire? We think so!

Newfields Organics (Fadmoor): “We only sell what we grow” … just fresh, seasonal organic vegetables. NB. ‘Seasonal’ means that Newfields is not with us March to June inclusive – because that’s the ‘hungry gap’ when last season’s harvest is used up and this season’s isn’t ready.

Derwent Preserves (York): A variety of jams made from organic homegrown fruit, and also a choice of marmalades. No website – just decades of experience making top quality preserves.

The Clucking Pig (Marske by the Sea): Gourmet scotch eggs, created using only free range eggs, artisan game, rare breed/free range pork/grass fed beef, locally sourced; also a vegetarian option.

Mind For Cooking (Kirkbymoorside): Scrumptious vegetarian and vegan savoury specialities.

Renaissance Patisserie (Skelton-in-Cleveland): Home of the original picnic jars, filled with all manner of wonderful delights from mousse to compotes. Also an array of elegant cheesecakes, tarts and meringues.

The Fabulous Meat and Fish Company (Welburn): Fine charcuterie, smoked meats, sausage and handmade dry cured bacon, using best quality locally produced rare breeds pork and beef, and also smoked organically fed salmon from the best fishery in Scotland.

Dales Gold (Barton-le-Street): Cold-pressed, extra virgin Yorkshire rapeseed oil – also with lemon, garlic or chilli and in gift packs.

Colt House Farm (Bransdale): Traditionally-reared, grass-fed Dexter beef.

Lacey’s Cheese (Reeth): A range of handmade artisan cheeses from Swaledale. You can also book a place on a course to make your own!

Acorn Preserves (Kilburn): Home-made preserves created from fresh local ingredients; many harvested from their own garden. Using traditional recipes and open maslin pans to produce small batches of artisan chutneys, mustards and piccalilli.

Solange Bakery (Scarborough): A recent start-up artisan bakery specialising in breads made using slow fermentation methods and organic flours, plus a range of sweet and savoury handmade pastries.

Future possibilities…

Although we are currently fully booked with stalls to fill the main hall, we may have the option of expanding the market into other space within the Town Hall in the future – so if you are a local grower or maker – please get in touch.   At the moment we would be particularly keen to hear from traders who could offer fermented foods, fruit vinegars, herbs and herb-infused vinegars and oils… but feel free to surprise us with other possibilities! As well as food, we are also open to other consumables that are made from scratch (e.g. handmade soaps and cosmetics) as well as things like wool from own sheep, sheepskins etc. Please note, though, that we are not a craft fair and that our primary focus is on food.

Are you just starting out with your enterprise? We are particularly keen to support start-ups and micro-producers that are in line with our ethos – if that’s you, please talk to us about how we can support you. We can offer stalls as small as 4 ft wide, and can offer a special introductory reduced rate.

Contact:     Helmsley Indoor Market is organised by Erica and Steve. To get in touch with us, please email helmsleyindoormarket@gmail.com

You can also follow us on Twitter @Helmsley_IndMkt or find us on Facebook