Shop local: new Barton-upon-Humber Market launches this weekend

Tourism, Museums and The Arts
10:08, Thursday, 5th May 2022

People will be able to buy mouth-watering food and handmade gifts when a new Barton-upon-Humber market opens this weekend.

The market will take place from 8.30am to 2pm on the first Saturday of every month* across the Market Place and George Street.

Visitors will be spoilt for choice, with local stallholders selling everything from sweet treats and home baked goods to unique home décor.

Other items on offer include soaps, candles, copper ware, a variety of crafts and much more.

The new market forms part of the council’s shop local campaign, which encourages people to support hard-working local retailers and back the North Lincolnshire economy.

The market follows the hugely successful Barton FoodFest, which proved so popular that traders sold out in a matter of hours.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for safer, stronger communities: rural, said:

“I know many residents will be as thrilled as I am to see a brand-new monthly market open in Barton-upon-Humber.

“As the crowds that flocked to the FoodFest in March showed, there is a real appetite for locally sourced, quality products in North Lincolnshire.

“I’d call on local people to shop local and support the stallholders and businesses on our doorstep – they are the lifeblood of our economy and take enormous pride, not just in their wonderful products, but in their customer service too.”

Ward councillors, Keith Vickers, Paul Vickers and Jonathan Evison, added:

“The weather is looking great for Saturday which will make for a great market and atmosphere.

“We are delighted Barton will once again be holding a monthly market. We are sure residents will be out in force to support the market and our local businesses.

“We look forward to seeing you there.”

Any business interested in taking a stall at Barton Market should email: markets@northlincs.gov.uk

* There will be no market on Saturday 4 June due to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.