Ely Markets is introducing new extra “Mini-Markets” on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays which will bring together a selection of stalls selling essentials like fruit, vegetables, coffee and bread.
“We want to make our markets more useful and convenient than ever before,” says Julia Davis of Ely Markets.
“Our new Mini-Markets give you the chance to get more of what you want, when you want it. They’ll make everyday shopping easier and will encourage people to shop locally and support small producers.”
The new Mini-Markets will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The smaller extra markets will complement the established successful main markets on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and will offer daily essentials such as fruit and vegetables, fish, flowers, bread, cheese and more.
“We’ve chosen everything we think the Mini-Markets need,” says Julia. “It’s perfect for when you’re popping into town on your lunch break, or after you’ve dropped the kids off at school. And once you’ve finished your shopping Silver Oak Coffee will be there to keep you supplied with delicious locally-roasted coffee”.
Buying little and often from a local market isn’t just convenient. It also reduces food waste and cuts down on packaging. Ely Markets will be encouraging their shoppers to help them make their markets as eco-friendly as possible.
“We want our markets to lead the way in helping local residents to take a more thoughtful approach to their shopping,” says Julia. “If people in Ely choose to make a few small changes to the way they shop then together we can make a big difference. Remember your shopping bags on market days and bring along a re-usable coffee cup too. We’d love to see people start bringing their own containers for cakes and pastries.”
The new Mini-Markets begin on Tuesday 3 April 2018 and will trade from 8.30am – 3.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Wednesday 4 April there will be a special launch day to coincide with the Easter school holiday. There will be extra stalls, activities and the chance to meet Michael Recycle, Ely’s local eco-hero, and to win an Ely Markets “Bring Your Own” goody bag.