All you need to know about our extra markets, late night shopping, and Covid safety measures this Christmas.
We are pleased to announce that we are hosting extra markets on Lemon Quay in the run up to Christmas, amid unprecedented demand from the public and market traders.
Over the course of the year we have seen lots of new market-goers keen to embrace the outdoor shopping experience; back in the spring the market was redesigned into a Covid-safe one-way system, with strict hygiene and social distancing procedures in place.
The events of this past year have reminded us all of the true value of small, independent businesses – those that struggled to survive but continued to serve their local communities during the pandemic. Customers are now more determined than ever to show their support during the festive season.
We are thrilled to be able to respond to the demand, and have secured lots of additional days on Lemon Quay to enable people to shop with local farmers, small food producers and craftspeople in the run-up to Christmas.
The market will operate on Lemon Quay over the following dates: Thursday 3rd December – Sunday 6th December; Wednesday 9th December – Sunday 13th December; Wednesday 16th December – Thursday 24th December.
As well as extra daytime markets, there will be three late-night shopping events on Wednesday 9th, 16th and 23rd of December, with the market stalls staying open until 9pm.
With up to 30 stalls and a different selection of traders each day, plus a festive atmosphere and delicious street food available, a visit to our vibrant market is the perfect tonic after a year of hardship.
Kate Martin from Treway Farm, who joined Truro Farmer’s Market as a new trader this year, commented: “I think a lot of people just aren’t comfortable in busy supermarkets and high street shops. The outdoor market, with its widely spaced stalls and unhurried feel, is a much more inviting prospect. It’s also a good opportunity for some safe social contact, something a lot of people are craving right now!”
A trip to market is the ideal way to stock up your fridge and cupboards as the Christmas holiday approaches; products include locally reared meats, fresh seafood, artisan cheeses, honey, preserves, cakes and chocolate, tea and coffee, wine and spirits.
There is also an array of locally-made crafts on sale, all of which make thoughtful gifts; from skincare to candles, toys to vintage homeware, shoppers will enjoy choosing unique presents safe in the knowledge that their Christmas spending is staying in the local community.
We look forward to seeing you at market soon!