Official opening of replacement market

Wetherby’s new artisan markets will open this weekend.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 2:41 pm

Taking over from the current Farmers Market, Little Bird aims to bring a diverse range of independent makers and produce to the town.

Jackie Crozier who started Little Bird, said: “I am delighted to be working with Wetherby Town Council, and really looking forward to welcoming an exciting range of different local stallholders, who will be showcasing their fantastic produce.

“I really hope the community will get behind this event and come along and support us on Sunday.”

Jackie organised a one-off market in the town as part of the Wetherby UCI World Road Cycling in 2019.

This weekend will see 38 artisan traders attend to provide a unique shopping experience for people to buy handmade goods and local produce.

Artist Sue Thomson, of SJTs Art and is a member of Walton Group of Artists and Artists Around Wetherby, will be one of the traders.

She regularly exhibits with the groups and enjoys attending craft fairs and markets.

“I am inspired by nature and architecture. My work is very diverse but I like using oils and making cards.

“I attended art college in Norfolk, where I studied textile design and I am also currently at Askham Bryan College doing floristry, which is great fun.”

A wide variety of goods will be on offer including arts and crafts, fresh flowers, food, drink, homeware and clothing.

There will also be a variety of hot and cold street food and entertainment from local musician throughout the day.

All events have something for everyone and are pet friendly.

The market, set around the Town Hall, will be officially opened at 10am on Sunday by the Mayor of Wetherby Coun Neil O’Bryne.

It will then take place every second Sunday of the month, throughout the year (excluding November, when it will be third Sunday.

Jackie added: “We encourage all people to attend safely, to protect both traders and members of the public.

“Please observe social distancing, wear a face covering (unless exempt) and practice regular hand sanitising.”