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New farmers market for L2

Stanley Street event to take place first Saturday of month

Published on April 3rd 2012.

New farmers market for L2

LIVERPOOL city centre is getting a new farmers-style food and drink market - and the first one takes place this weekend. 

Despite setting down their stalls successfully at farmers markers in Lark Lane and Woolton, the nomadic herds of ostrich burger butchers and artisan cheese-makers have never really found an optimum place to settle in the heart of Liverpool – not since being kicked off Victoria Street car park 10 years ago. 

Farmers MarketFarmers MarketBut this new market takes place just a spit away, on Stanley Street and this time the businesses on Stanley Street are behind it.

It takes place on Easter Saturday (April 7) between 9am and 3pm and promises some of Liverpool’s finest food companies offering their wares alongside street entertainment and pavement cafés. 

The new market will feature stalls with farmers’ produce, local cheese artisan breads, coffee roasters, the Chocolate Cellar and one of Sir Richard Branson’s favourite Liverpool entrepreneurs: Aaron Booth’s cheesecake booth.

This new venture widens the range of markets available in Liverpool, “said Paul Amann, Stanley Street Quarter Steering Group chairman. “It will concentrate on high quality food and drink and really extend choice for shoppers. 

It is one of the many ways we are making the Stanley Street Quarter a real hub of activity and diversity. I am sure we will be attracting many shoppers on Saturday - and they will want to come back and bring their friends.” 

The market will be held on the first Saturday of every month until October, except for August when Liverpool Pride takes place.

Who's in

Chocolate Cellar Liverpool
French Corner - Bakery 

Chocolate Cellar - Chocolate 
Bloomin Baskets - Flowers in baskets- charity 
Phil Kershaw - Hog Roast 
John Jones- home grown and local fresh produce 
Bedazzled Cupcakes 
Maha Samara - homemade foods-soups/salads/hummus 
Liverpool Cheese 
Ahmad Asadi - Olives, garlic, feta cheese 
• Carol Harvie - Chutney Country jam, jellies, marmalade & sweet pies 
• Adams and Russell - Coffee and accessories and hot drinks 
• Kirkham's Cheese 
• Sugar and Spice - chutney, mustard, jams etc 
• Aaron Booth - Cheesecakes (Richard Branson apprentice)

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15 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Stanley StreetApril 3rd 2012.

Great news. Sunday in Hope Street was never my thing.

AnonymousApril 3rd 2012.

Don't forget, a chicken bought from a farmers market will still last you twice as long as a full fat one from the supermarket.

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Dolly SkillbeckApril 3rd 2012.

You are right. We had one that lasted for 8 years until I backed the car over it.

Scores on the doorsApril 3rd 2012.

And a dog in the fridge is worth 6 months in jail

Spicey SausageApril 3rd 2012.

Good news that we are getting more of these events. Manchester seems to have these kind of markets and the European markets regularly around Albert Sq and Piccadilly. They are always packed with people. But as well as Stanley St and Hope St events, we could do with establishing a regular space for Marquees and stalls similar to the way Manchester does it, maybe around William Brown St and St Georges Hall and the gardensas somewhere to sit and get your Bratwurst out for a nibble. It would provide good advertising backdrop and people could step off at Lime St and just cross the road.

Liverpool WagApril 3rd 2012.

If they knocked Lime Street down and built a nice square. I mean let's face it, what is Lime Street good for?

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Spicey SausageApril 3rd 2012.

Selling fresh limes

Major MiscalculationApril 3rd 2012.

Lime Street's current role seems to be create a massive traffic bottleneck whilst accommodating takeaways, vomit and grease stains.

In the good old days it was four lanes of free-flowing traffic with upmarket shops and three cinemas. Even the government surplus floors of Coates' Army & Navy Stores full of musty haversacks were upmarket compared to the rubbish that's there now.

AnonymousApril 4th 2012.

Knock it down, no one would miss it.

CastromofoApril 5th 2012.

Is the guy who does the chat grilled foot long bratwurst's not going to be there? He does lark lane and Allerton road, really high end food stall, more like a pop up deli than a food stall really. He has up to 8 homemade chilli sauces for you to try with your sausage, even real sauerkraut!
Hog roasts are becoming a bit of a cliche no?

CastromofoApril 5th 2012.

Chat should obv read 'char'

Thrifty shopperApril 9th 2012.

I find that Lidl sell an excellent free range chicken for a fraction of the cost of a farmers market. Iceland ditto for free range eggs

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