Mansfield Market will be celebrating the national Love Your Local Market fortnight with a range of activities and entertainment for all ages between 14th and 28th May.
As part of the event, one of the
market traders will be demonstrating how to create the perfect hanging basket with tips and ideas on colour combinations and the best plants to use on 17th May.
Shoppers will be able to pick up some great new recipe ideas and sample some free food professionally cooked live in the Market Place using fresh produce from our stall holders the following Saturday. Activities will take place at various times between 11am and 3pm on both Saturdays. There will also be free face painting for children.
And, as part of the campaign, Mansfield District Council is offering incentives for new and existing traders.
New traders can trade for free for one week of the fortnight. This is on top of the existing incentive, which allows new traders one week of free trading each month for the first four months.
Existing traders can sign up for half price rent for one week of the Love Your Local Market fortnight.
Coun Kate Allsop, portfolio holder for economic regeneration at Mansfield District Council, said the event was the perfecft way to celebrate the town’s market.
She said: “This is a great opportunity for people to show their support for Mansfield Market and get some tips and ideas on using market produce. “We hope that people will make that extra effort to come down and shop during Love Your Local Market fortnight and continue to support the market all year round.”
Throughout the fortnight shoppers can also pick up a copy of an activity sheet, which includes competitions for all ages.
There are five different activities including a hunt for the hidden hearts and vote for the best dressed stall, each with a prize of a £20 voucher to spend on Mansfield Market.