This April two local organisations – Truro Farmers Market and The Cornwall Shop Small Market – are teaming up to bring a bountiful selection of seasonal food, drink, arts and crafts to Lemon Quay, in what promises to be an unmissable four-day event.
The BIG Easter Market takes place from Wednesday 13th April to Saturday the 16th inclusive, from 9am to 4pm each day, and will see Truro’s central plaza come alive with a feast for the senses to mark the season of renewal.
Over 60 stallholders are booked to attend, and visitors can also expect music and entertainment, street food and craft demonstrations.
Sarah Curley of Duchy Fairs, which runs The Cornwall Shop Small Market, said:
“We’ve joined forces with Truro Farmers Market before, so we know that the two markets are a great fit for each other. For The BIG Easter Market our fabulous Cornish creatives will be showcasing contemporary craft and design across a range of mediums, presenting beautiful home and lifestyle wares, and offering up some incredible vintage and salvage finds. We can’t wait!”
Meanwhile, the stalls of Truro Farmers Market will be bursting at the seams with springtime foodstuffs – expect a bumper crop of colourful, fresh produce and artisan food and drink to try and buy.
The regular market, which is held every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year, has continued to thrive throughout the pandemic; it was named one of the Best Outdoor Markets in Britain last year by The Times.
Stewart Girvan, Market Coordinator, said: “Spring is such a great time for food and drink at market, with everything from hot cross buns to artisan chocolate, spring lamb to the first of the Cornish asparagus. We’ll also have a great choice of locally grown plants and flowers to entice shoppers. It will be a real celebration of everything Cornwall has to offer.”
The BIG Easter Market is a great opportunity support small, independent producers and reduce your carbon footprint, in the knowledge that every pound goes back into the local economy.
As Sarah puts it: “Our two markets share a commitment to spreading big love for shopping small. At this event in the heart of Truro you’ll be able to buy original, beautiful, interesting, artisan, small batch and quality products, while supporting an indie trader or small business along the way. And of course, there’ll be plenty of chocolate too…”