Urmston Artisan Market

Urmston Artisan Market

In November 2015, upon hearing that Urmston Market was going to close in the next few months, the Partnerships Hon. Secretary David Mackereth contacted Denise Valente, Director of The Market Co to see if there was any possibility of bringing an Artisan Market to Urmston.

On 3rd December 2015 Denise and David toured Urmston to assess the viability of having a successful Artisan Market here, Denise was impressed by the vibrant atmosphere in Urmston and agreed to investigate the possibilities.

After a long period of discussions with Trafford Council and the owners of the Market site the Urmston Artisan Market finally opened on Saturday 4th June 2016.


Denise said ……..

Urmston Artisan Market has turned out to be something quite remarkable!

And is now firmly set as one of the highlights on the town’s calendar taking place on the 1st Saturday every month right in the heart of town on the traditional market place.

Discovering that Urmston previously had a market in the town for over 80 years meant something quite special and the potential to reinvent it was an opportunity The Market Co found quite irresistible.

Our events are designed to bring together the very finest artisan craftsmen & women, providing a platform for each of these small local businesses to share their passion with the people of the town.

Fresh aromas, vivid colours, eclectic treasures, buzzing crowds – a mere stroll amongst the 90+ stalls of Urmston Artisan Market are enough to invigorate the senses and whet the appetite.

img_2673Our markets aim to keep things authentic, providing a rare but enchanting opportunity to meet the many food & craft producers & suppliers. The local entertainment and local community groups provide a real sense of ownership, adding to the atmosphere, the mix and bustle reminiscent of yesteryear with a contemporary twist.

It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat, for those that seek something different from that on supermarket shelves. It provides a cornucopia of exquisite handcrafted, artistic items and an opportunity to interact with the artisan who has produced them.

But it’s not just the sheer quality of the items on offer that makes Urmston Artisan Market so special – it is also about the people and the place. Locally based craftspeople and producers who are passionate about their products representing their own town.

Most of our stallholders are themselves primary producers – people who grow, make, create, style, rear, craft or bake the products that they sell. Others are suppliers with intimate knowledge of their products and the people who made them.

img_4408As a result, the Artisan Markets have become a vast repository of culinary knowledge, artisan craftsmanship and skills from previous generations. It’s a place to explore, to ask questions, to discover new flavours, stumble upon raw talent, unearth entrepreneurship, nurture bygone mastery, and to savour a unique, buzzing atmosphere.

Many town centres have changed considerably over recent years and so our mission since 2011 has been to help revitalize, add a new dimension and inject the buzz and effervescence back into the neighbourhood.

We provide an exciting, unique event that brings people together as a community. And it encourages more people to visit their town and rediscover the many wonderful things it has to offer.

Urmston Artisan Market is a spectacular example of our events – come along and see for yourself…


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