Spring market set to take over town centre

Brighouse’s Totally Locally street market has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest farmers’ markets in West Yorkshire.

This Saturday, April 27, more than 70 stalls selling locally produced food and crafts will take over the town centrefor the Totally Locally Spring Market with several new traders taking part this year.

New stalls include Gordon Carr from Huddersfield with hand-crafted wooden products for the home and garden. Sweet Sensations will be serving up delicious cakes and Margaret Glackin will be selling her hand-made sculptural ceramics.

There will be a selection of local beers, street food including stir fry and hog roast, cheeses, meats, jams and preserves. For children there will be donkey rides and fairground rides.

One of the organisers, John Buxton of Ryecorn Wholefoods in Brighouse, said: “Shoppers want to know where their food comes from and at our markets they can talk to the person who actually makes their food - such as Dianne of Ivy House Cheese from Southowram who produces cheese by hand in her solar and wind-powered dairy.”

Brighouse and Rastrick Band will also be at the market selling CDs, memorabilia and tickets for their next concert, Summer Brass, at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse, on June 1.

Totally Locally was launched in October 2009 with the aim of encouraging people to use their local shops.

The Spring Market will run from 9am to 4pm in Brighouse town centre. There will be collections for local hospices.