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2017 marked the 6th consecutive year of the Love Your Local Market campaign, which continues to be the biggest celebration of markets that has taken place across the country.   NABMA was so impressed with the quality of the events and initiatives that took place this year,...

For the opening day of this years Love Your Local Market fortnight our Campaign Manager headed down to Leeds Market for a round of BBC interviews for 14 local radio stations. It seemed like the ideal opportunity to catch up with a few of the traders...

Chloe James doesn’t look like your typical market trader. For one thing, she’s only 15-years-old. But go down to Hackney’s Well Street on the first Saturday of every month and you’ll find her holding her own among the regular stall holders, selling hot spiced apple...

Fourth generation trader Ryan talks to us about growing up in the family greengrocer business and how a fresh approach is producing higher yields. What market or markets do you trade on? We stand Rotherham and Doncaster Markets. We also stand farmers and food festivals throughout the...

49 year old Sean Clarke and his partner Deborah have been trading on the Moor Market in Sheffield for three years with their concept Beer Central an independent micro business, selling an outstanding range of craft beers, real ales, and ciders. In the first of our Trader Top...

We have been following the progress of Keeley Flint who run's The Trader Academy for some time now and the business of bringing new traders onto the markets seems to be going from strength to strength.   We caught up with Keeley to find out all about the...

Deeney’s was founded in the Summer of 2012 by Carol and Paddy and is a great example of how starting out on a market stall can lead onto great things.   Carol was born and bred in a Scottish café and has spent her whole life cooking...

Greg Small founded Rummanco in 2005 with the aim of sharing the speciality dishes of Jamaica, his ancestral homeland, with hungry Londoners.   With help from Shepherds Markets startup brand "Startisans' the young chef uses traditional Caribbean recipes as a starting point  to create his own unique, creative...

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but former pet supplies trader Rob Brown is bring something new to Wyre Market's Seaside Shopping Experience that is Fleetwood Market……. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''] In an interview given to the market team, Rob...

In 2016 we had another successful season of visiting some great markets in Market Harborough, Gloucester, Leeds, Bury and London.   175 delegates in all came along to share best practice, hear about Love Your Local Market, catch up with NABMA news and hear the latest on...