06 Oct 2011
People are being encouraged to come along to Stockport’s historic Covered Market Hall for the monthly Farmers’ Market on Sunday 16thOctober.
Fresh produce to be found at Stockport’s farmers’ market.
The market is held on the third Sunday of the month, from 11.00am to 3.00pm, and has been jointly organised by Stockport Council and Andrea Munro, from the family behind the award winning Christine’s Cheshire Preserves.
This month’s event features the Classic Car Club with their beautiful motors, plus over 60 stalls selling foods and cookware. There will be snacks and food to eat on the go or relax and listen to ‘Lost in The Mist’ playing live.
The Farmers’ Market is an ideal family event which includes ponies, fairground rides and a bouncy castle for children along with fantastic produce from local farmers and producers.
Visitors will get the chance to sample some wonderful cheeses, sauces, jams, chocolates and locally sourced honey, plus a selection of beers from a host of local micro breweries.
The event builds on the highly successful Vintage Village which is held on the second Sunday of every month in the Covered Market Hall and the Handmade Market which is held on the fourth Sunday of each month.
Councillor Kevin Hogg, Executive Member for Regeneration, at Stockport Council, said: “The fifth of our monthly Farmers’ Market events will be even more colourful on Sunday 16th October with the addition of the classic cars.
“Each month this event goes from strength to strength, bringing in new food traders and more visitors to Stockport Town Centre to shop and to enjoy the setting of the beautiful Victorian Covered Market Hall. I would encourage everybody who thinks they know what Stockport has to offer to come along and visit our fantastic monthly Sunday market events.”
Andrea Munro said: “Stockport's Classic car Rally will be a fun event for foodies and families alike. The Victorian Market Hall will be full of top notch traders selling an increasingly wide range of food and drink to inspire you. There is plenty to do and see for all the family rain or shine.”
For more information about the Farmers’ Market contact Andrea Munroe by email at or visit
Shopping local, for example at Farmers’ Markets, can help people cut down on the amount of non-recyclable packing they need to dispose of as well as supporting the independent local economy. For every £1 spent with independent retailers, 80p stays in the local economy
People can boost their recycling by making sure they put the right items into their recycling bins. For more information on the Council’s public information programme ‘Right Thing Right Bin’ visit www.stockport.gov.uk/waste