Stretford Market is making a long-awaited return this weekend.

The much-loved event will be held once again from Saturday April 24 on the green outside Stretford Mall.

The market will support local businesses and independent makers, with a range of stalls serving up ‘fabulous’ locally produced and sustainable goods.

There will be a farmers’ market area featuring the likes of Pextenement Organic Cheese and Nectar Bar locally grown flowers.

An artisan food section will showcase local brands like Nila’s Homemade Curry Pastes and Kits, while the makers’ section will bring art and crafts from local enterprises such as Jive Prints.

The market is held on the green outside Stretford Mall

A ‘flea market’ will also bring vintage clothes and accessories into the mix.

Stretford Market has a sustainability focus, with lots of emphasis on and inspiration for reducing, reusing and recycling.

The market also encourages and supports brand new traders, looking to try out a new product or business idea.

Stretford Mall

There’ll be independent street food on site too, as well as a COVID compliant pop-up bar with a seating area.

There will also be a range of children’s activities and live music there this weekend – all designed to provide ‘the perfect start to the weekend’.

To ensure that the event is fully COVID compliant and ensure vendors and customers feel safe and comfortable at all times, the team have chosen to kick off with a reduced number of stalls to maximise socialise distancing.

Stretford Mall

Annika Edge, from Stretford Market, said: “We love seeing how our market slots into the growing mix of vibrant, independent businesses that make up the Stretford Mall community. Last year we helped kickstart a number of local micro-businesses and we cannot wait to see that again this year.

“We’re really proud to promote local farmers as part of our market and hope this will allow our customers to buy the lovely fresh ingredients to make for some really special, local and ethical meals for 2021.”

Stretford Mall

Gareth Wilkinson, from Stretford Mall, added: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome back Stretford Markets. It’s another way for everyone to support local, independent businesses, and bring a fantastic new shopping experience to the neighbourhood at the same time.

“It will be wonderful to see the community out and enjoying the area safely again – we can’t wait.”

Stretford Market will take place on the last Saturday of every month, from 10.00am to 4.00pm and there are still a few spaces available for businesses to take part.

For further details, you can contact the organisers via social media Instagram and Twitter – @stretfordmarket and Facebook – @stretfordprecinctmarket.