‘Love Your Local Market’ Campaign Launches in Keswick

A popular Cumbrian market will launch ‘Love Your Local Market’ event this month, promoting local trade in the town.


The market town of Keswick, has been chosen by the National Association of British Market Authorities, to launch the campaign on Thursday 11 May. The twice weekly market was chosen from over 1400 Markets taking place, due to its outstanding popularity.


The Keswick Market, which is run by Groupe Geraud in collaboration with Allerdale Council, was voted 2015 Best Outdoor Market in the UK and is an integral part of the town’s community. Now celebrating its 741st year of trading, the market is held every Thursday and Saturday, selling a variety of award winning food and gifts. The local market offers an alternative shopping destination to the high street and Groupe Geraud’s Love Your Local Market event plans to celebrate and encourage local trade in Keswick.


The nationwide ‘Love Your Local Markets’ campaign promotes markets and their important place in communities. Following the success of similar events in market towns such as Brixton and Wallsend, the ‘Love Your Local Market’ launch in the centre of Keswick will provide local sellers with the opportunity to showcase their goods at a brand new family-focused event. Last year’s Pirate Day, proved a huge success and is set to be repeated on 29 May.


The Love Your Local Market event will promote the best that Keswick has to offer, with 48 independent traders, as well as entertainment throughout the day, including a Jazz band parade and food demonstrations from local traders. The town crier and Lord Mayor will also make appearances, in a bid to bring the focus back to the local identity of the market.


Well known stalls such as Indian Delights, Fat Flour Bakery and Annette’s Kitchen will be there with their craft goods. There will also be a whole host of other stalls ready to attract passers-by with artisan produce, including everything from homemade teddy bears and glass art to local meats and pies.


Philip Lamb, Managing Director of Geraud UK said: “Love Your Local Market, is an event put in place to encourage the people of great market towns such as Keswick to shop locally and celebrate the talent of the artisan makers at the market.”


He added: “Keswick has such a wide array of local market traders. Each bringing a personal touch to their produce. The Love Your Local market event is set to be a great day for the whole family and truly showcase Keswick’s local produce.”

To find out more about the Love Your Local Market event on Thursday 11 May in Keswick contact market manager, Phil Byers on 07753 934540 or philip.byers@groupegeraud.co.uk.

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