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POSTPONED - First Real Food Ilkley of 2022

Due to the gusty forecast on Sunday, the first Real Food Ilkley market of 2022 has been postponed until 13 February. The announcement was made on the markets Facebook page Friday morning:

Sunday will see The Grove full of independent producers and makers for the first Real Food Ilkley market of 2022, weather permitting.

The monthly market, which always takes a break in January, is held between 10am and 3pm and will feature many regular, guest and community stalls - ranging from fresh bread, organic fruit and veg, cheese, salads, cakes, pizza, seafood and sauces, to candles, soaps, wooden crafts, jewellery and art.

A spokesperson explains how a TV appearance means one regular won’t be there: “Our lovely Kandy Kitchen Creations has been in the spotlight recently! A successful appearance on BBC1’s Dragons’ Den in January saw Karen and Andy get interest from some dragons! Fans will be able to see Kandy Kitchen back at Real Food Ilkley next month as, after their successful appearance they had over 4000 orders in 24 hours so there’s not enough stock for us in February, but they will be back in March!”

Andy & Karen from Kandy Kitchen Creations

The community stalls will feature

The Ilkley Soroptimists who will be promoting their organisation, and in particular sharing details of their competition to find an “LS29 Environment Heroine” which is taking place in March. CABAD who will be promoting local volunteering opportunities and organisations/charities to the public and ways in which we can support local groups and be representatives. Climate Action Ilkley will be informing people of the aims of the group and sharing dates of forthcoming events. Ilkley resident Anthony Butcher, who in April will be setting off on a three month solo bike ride across America, from New York to San Francisco. He's already raised £12,000 towards his £20,000 target for the MS Society, chosen as his mum has Multiple Sclerosis, and Keighley charity It's Worth Talking About, a local peer led mental health support group. During the market Antony will be donning his tutu and undertaking a static cycle hoping to raise more money for this highly personal cause.

Regular Stallholders for this Sunday are: Condimental; Cossack Cuisine; Cosy P’s; Elizabeth J Design; Garth Cottage; Gerhard’s Pretzels; Giulianos of Sicily; Gourmet Scotch Egg Company; Gluten Freekz; Heart of Sicily; Hel’s Bowls; Ilkley Brewery; Irakuri Sushi; King Olive; Lasagnas on the Road; Lily and Lister; Lily & Rabbit; Marina Quay Fisheries; Marsh Top Meats; Really Indian; Secret Truffles; Shire Honey; Splendid Smallholdings; The Holy Smokery; Third Wave Coffee; Tricky Dickie’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Co; TruFoods; Wharfedale Fine Cheese; Wharfedale Candle Co; Woodcutter Creations; Yorkshire Crafts.

Guest stalls this month include: Caterpillar Catering; Chorizo Gomez; Edward St Bakery; Hipandra (vintage cutlery jewellery); Ilkla (woolly hats for all the family); Otterbeck Gin; Spuds and Bros (Canadian street food); Sugar Blond Bakes (cookies, loaded blondies and brownies); Sweet Sensations (baked cakes and pastries); The Little Yorkshire Scone Company; Two Lasses Spirits; Wharfe and Dale Hot Tub Hire; Andrew Bennett Wildlife Photography; Woodland Trust.

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