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Introducing our very own artisan food market…!
What makes Helmsley Indoor Market special?
Our market aims 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).
Our monthly market opened in July 2017, on a mission to feature the very best and tastiest of local produce and artisan food
Find us on the third Friday every month in the beautiful, air-conditioned main hall at Helmsley Town Hall – our last market of the year is on December 15th.
Doors open 9 am to 2 pm (NB We are busy early on – so don’t delay!)
NB There is no market in January so our first market of 2018 will be on February 16th.
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.
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, along with a vegetarian option.
Mind For Cooking (Kirkbymoorside): Scrumptious vegetarian and vegan savoury specialities.
High Farndale (Farndale!): Free-range pork and sausages, and grass-fed hogget and mutton.
Renaissance Cakes (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 Little Honey Stall: Helmsley Indoor Market features this stall as an outlet for local micro-producers of honey (i.e. people with just a few hives). Currently there is Bransdale heather honey in the comb and in jars.
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. Plus you can also book a place on a course to make your own!
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. We already have a short waiting list, and would be particularly keen to hear from traders who could offer: artisan bread; fruit vinegars; herbs and herb-infused vinegars and oils; chutneys and sauces… 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.