Little Bird staff and traders are getting ready for another busy weekend of markets ahead. This week they will be setting up in Easingwold on Saturday and then heading over to Wetherby on Sunday for their monthly markets.
Market director Jackie Crozier said, “We have been trading in Easingwold for a while and stated our market in Wetherby in June this year. Each month we have a mix of regular traders and new businesses who are joining us for their first market. The local communities in both locations, regularly come out to support our traders, stock up on their favourite goods, and to meet our new traders”.
Some of the traders who will be attending both markets this weekend include: All Spice, Julie Amanda ‘nature to your home’, Davenports Handmade, Paula Beaumont Adventures, Softpots, The Dizzy Dragonfly, Rosie Flos, The Ribble Valley Gin Company, Bake my Day, Maes Handmade, Elanor Rodgerson Enamel & Copper, Concrete & Cacti, Painted Pots by Marie, Vintage Jam Yorkshire, Truly Artisan, Rainy Day Crafts, Stilkwalker Stuff and The Yolker.
These are just some of our amazing traders, each market will have approximately 50 stalls all selling a wide variety of beautiful handmade goods. This is a great opportunity for those who like to start their Christmas shopping early with the chance to buy unique and personalised gifts you can’t buy in the shops. Our delicious street food vendors will also be there providing a variety of hot and cold food throughout the day, along with our live music to entertain you while you shop. So, grab the family, friends, dog and come along to visit us this weekend.
We are also delighted to have the British Heart Foundation with us in Wetherby on Sunday. Becky Beevers, Fundraising Manager for Leeds and Wetherby said: “The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Wetherby Fundraising Group are really looking forward to our first event with Little Bird Artisan Markets in October. We will be selling our range of Christmas Cards as well as giving CPR demos to anyone who would like to learn these lifesaving skills. The money raised at the market will help fund the BHF’s life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases - one of the biggest killers in the UK. In Leeds alone, around 85,000 people are living with these conditions – and tragically, every five hours, someone in the city sadly dies from a heart or circulatory disease. It takes research to save lives, and some of our ground-breaking work is happening locally at the University of Leeds, where we currently fund £22 million of research into better treatments for conditions such as heart attack, heart failure and type 2 diabetes”.
The markets will take place as follows:
Saturday 9th October 9am – 2pm, Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AA
Sunday 10th October, 10am – 3pm Wetherby Town Hall, Market Place, Wetherby LS22 6NE