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Next Market

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January 1st 1970

Time:
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Where:
Rose Garden North Lane Headingley LS6 3JJ

Music:
There is live music at most markets, usually between 10.30am and 11.30am

market news

Market News December 2018

HEADINGLEY FARMERS’ MARKET SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 2018 (2nd Saturday of the month)

December market will be really busy and festive with 23 stalls, a game for the children and music from lively Bassa Bassa.

BREAKING NEWS

We can proudly announce that Headingley Farmers' Market is a finalist in the national Farm Retail Association Awards. 

David Leon, from the Farm Retail Association which runs the awards said, “the range and standard of award entries demonstrates the exceptional quality of the produce and customer service customers can expect from our members. Savvy shoppers know that by buying directly from their local farm shop, farmers’ market and Pick Your Own farm they are getting the very best of local food and service.”.

Headingley is really thrilled to be named as one of the finalists. We will now go forward to the second round which includes a secret shopper visit and a further round of judging to determine the overall winner. You can support us by tweeting us some comments about what you like about the market @HeadingleyMkt. If tweeting is not your thing then please come along to the market on Saturday December 8th where you will be able to add your positive comments to our feedback form which will be under the main gazebo in the centre. Hope to see you there. 

By the way HEART on Bennett Road will be hosting a Christmas craft fair on December 8th which will be open until 5pm - do venture along there after the market.

Result of November market’s Guess the Weight of the Apple Game

The apple actually weighed 376g and the winner of the game was Timi who guessed that the apple weighed 375g. She won a bottle of Yorkshire Orchards Apple Juice and, of course, the apple! Over 40 people had a go at guessing the weight. Good fun was had by all.

Honey News

Honey bees collect nectar and pollen from plants and they make wax. They also collect propolis. Propolis is a sticky, gummy substance that the bees collect from plants and trees which they use to glue their houses together, fill in holes and polish out cells before the queen lays an egg. Propolis is known for its anti-bacterial properties. Leeds University have asked Stickeys Honey to help in collecting propolis for research they are conducting into these properties. Stickeys Honey say they are looking forward to helping with this exciting research over the coming years.

Stickeys Honey were also approached by Drax Power Station. As part of their substantial environmental work Drax are keen to keep bees on site. Stickeys were delighted to find 360 acres of wilderness absolutely ideal for honeybees and as there is always a struggle to find sufficient suitable sites to expand hive numbers this is excellent news for the bees. Stickeys hope to expand to 500 colonies over the next few years and to employ some apprentice beekeepers in order to ensure the future of beekeeping in Leeds and surrounding areas.


 

GUEST STALLS

LEAVE NO TRACE will be back in December offering zero waste items such as washable cotton rounds, biodegradable sink sponges, wooden toothbrushes and zero waste sandwich wrap.

MELANIES CHOCOLATE will be bringing delicious boxes of homemade chocolates in addition to their usual extensive range of yummy chocolates. Melanie will also be bringing her homemade Christmas cakes.

HOLY SMOKERY from Kilnsey will be bringing their smoked trout, chicken (organic) and cheese along with sour dough bread and smoked herbs.

BACK GARDEN BLOOMS will be back with Christmas greenery, unusual wreaths and decorative bouquets.

WHOLE IN THE GROUND coffee will be back with their different coffees and they will also be bringing swiss water method decaffeinated coffee.

 

REGULAR STALLS at DECEMBER MARKET

STICKEYS HONEY with their wide selection of honeys.

REALLY INDIAN from Meanwood source all their vegetables from Yorkshire and will be bringing their samosas, onion bhajis, pakoras and cook-in curry sauces including recipes from 6 different regions of India.

WILDCRAFT BAKERY a completely  gluten free  bakery from Meanwood will be bringing their gluten free breads and other gluten free products.

YORKSHIRE PIE BAKERY with their wide range of different flavoured pork pies made from locally sourced pork. Please note they will only be at the market until 12.00 as they need to leave early in order to get to a family wedding.

John JOHNSON with his ever popular fresh fish.

As usual we will have our THREE CHEESE STALLS bringing very delicious but very different types of cheeses to Headingley, LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER, CRYER AND STOTT and SQUEAKY CHEESE. They all have prize winning varieties and lots of tasters to try. Lincolnshire Poacher sell raw milk and butter from their farm as well as cheeses.

BONDGATE BAKERY from Otley will have a wide selection of all kinds of breads.

SWILLINGTON ORGANIC will bring chicken, pork, beef and lamb from their East Leeds Organic farm including their award-winning sausages. THERE WILL ALSO BE VENISON.

HEADINGLEY COUNTRY MARKETS are our very own co-op, producing cakes, biscuits, and preserves from Headingley kitchens.

Jo at THISTLEMIST will have her many homemade soups and sauces.

ORGANIC PANTRY with a packed stall of organic vegetables.

HAPPI FOODS with their raw ingredients, all additive free, gluten free and sugar free products.

Mario OLIANAS with his pizzas, enormous doughnuts and his home-made award winning Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese and lots more will NOT be attending in August but will be back in September.

YANNIS KARDAMARKIS with olive oil and olives from his family farm in Crete and many other Greek delicacies. You can refill your olive oil bottles and save money.

YORKSHIRE ORCHARDS with apple juice and juices mixed with many local fruits - raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, blackcurrants, blackberries.

CHURCH FARM EGGS with their hen, quail, and duck eggs. Please note Nigel Barden, the radio 2 chef, uses Church Farm Eggs in his recipes!

Vicky WHITELEY with her selection of plants, vegetables and herbs WILL NOT be back until February 2019.

MUSIC

Bassa Bassa will be performing from about 10.30am

KIDS’ GAME

Our monthly game for the kids is becoming more and more popular. We make up a different game every month – always fun to do and everyone gets a small prize. Come to the Headingley Development Trust (HDT) Stall to join in.

The HDT Stall has lots of information about events in Headingley. If you are not already a member of HDT you can give your support to the many local projects it runs by becoming a member for £5. The stall also sells the red Farmers’ Market shoulder bags for £4 each.

Don’t forget your recycling- egg boxes, jars and bottles. You can also get refills of olive oil from Yannis’s stall.

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We do not sell hot food and drinks at the Market as there are lots of cafes in Headingley. Why not have a coffee or lunch at HEART Café on nearby Bennett Rd. Like the Farmers’ Market it is an HDT project so please support it.

We look forward to seeing you, your friends and family 9-12.30 on Saturday December 8th at the Rose Garden, Headingley LS6 3JJ.