Helmsley Town Hall opens its doors this Friday (21st) at 9am for a new monthly artisan food market. Helmsley Indoor Market will feature a range of local small-scale growers and makers of top-quality products.
The market will take place on the 3rd Friday of every month, and much of the artisan fare featured will have an unusual or specialist slant – for example organic, free-range, vegetarian or vegan, additive-free, gluten-free and sustainably sourced foods.
Meats will include locally produced free-range saddleback pork, Yorkshire dry-cured bacon, grass-fed hogget, gourmet scotch eggs, and a range of charcuterie and smoked meats (as well as organically fed smoked salmon).
Delicious vegetarian and vegan savouries will be on offer, alongside organic vegetables, fruit and jams, local honey and artisan bread.
Baking will include patisseries, cheesecakes and desserts, as well as a range of delicious cakes and pastries that just happen also to be gluten-free.
This month’s market offers a taste of West African cuisine, featuring fritters and ‘pockets’ filled with different fillings including jerk chicken as well as a vegetarian option.
Handmade chocolates will provide the final finishing touch – if you still have room!
Helmsley residents Erica Rose and Steve Skelton, who are organising the market, are particularly keen to encourage very small scale or start-up food businesses.
“Although many of our stallholders are well-established, with their own followings, we really hope that Helmsley Indoor Market will help new local food businesses to start out and to grow in the same way,” said Erica. “We do have the option of expanding the market in the future, so we would be delighted to hear from new potential stallholders.”
Click here to go to Helmsley Indoor Market page on the Helmsley Town Hall website, where you can find full details, including contact details and links to Facebook and Twitter.