Real Markets will be bringing almost 50 local and specialist producers and makers to The Grove in Ilkley this Sunday, 6 August.
Now running in a number of locations in Yorkshire, Real Markets began in Ilkley in 2016. Organiser Lucy Allen said: “The market has certainly grown since we started at the back of the Black Hat pub in 2016, however our core values remain the same – to support local and specialist independent producers and makers and be a hub for the community. We also work with local community and charity initiatives and give away at least two stalls a month to assist their work.”
August’s community stalls are Climate Action Ilkley and Ilkley-Coutances Town Twinning Committee.
Lucy adds: “The range of stalls certainly offers something for everyone – from fresh bread, cheese, meat straight from the farm, and organic fruit and veg, to handmade chocolates (made just a few hundred metres from the market), goats milk soap made in Knaresborough, cider from York, and even biltong from Skipton!
“Known as Yorkshire’s Friendliest Markets, we proudly source some of the best stallholders in the region.”
The market is free to attend, dog friendly and is open between 10am and 3pm.