Thursday, 8 May 2014


Two years ago this May, Market Rasen launched its journey to become a Portas Pilot with an Extraordinary ‘Portas Pop Up’ market.

This year from Wednesday 14 to Wednesday 28 May Market Rasen is kicking off its ‘Love Your Local Market’ celebrations with almost 40 stall holders in the historic Georgian Market place from 9am; including Select Lincolnshire for Food Members Greens of Lincolnshire and Lancaster Butchers.

Visitors to Market Rasen can look forward to artisan food, cakes, cheeses, locally grown cut flowers and plants, plus an array of unusual and distinctive gifts from the very best local market traders, including stalwarts like Jill Brown from English Rose who has attended every BIG market and has new fabrics and rhubarb and custard cake and amongst her wares this Saturday.

Market Day visitors can find special offers on the market and deals along the High St wherever they see the MY MARKEN RASEN sticker.

As a taster for Love Your Local Market fortnight [14th - 28th May], Queen St independent retailers, Greens of Lincolnshire and Lancaster Butchers have got together to offer Market Day Specials to give visitors to our double award winning markets a real treat when they explore the High Street.

Fourth generation butcher Richard Lancaster will be offering BBQ packs at special market day prices and Maria Pemberton, who took over the fruit and veg shop, awarded nine out of ten by Mary Portas in her Telegraph magazine column, has Poacher Cheese tastings, King Garden dressings and a prize draw to win £15 veg box for every paying customer.

And for those having a spin down the A46 from Grimsby en route to market Mill Farm Nursery on Gallamore Lane, for a wide range of British grown plant, has just opened for its third season offering an exclusive BIG Market day special of 10% off purchases over £10 for readers of the Telegraph.

Talking about Love Your Local Market, Rob Parry, owner of Mill Farm Nursery, long standing stall holder and member of Mr Big, said: “With two national Markets awards under their belt, and summer visitors on their way, the Mr Big team have really put the Market back into Market Rasen.”

"It's great that we are all working together to provide a warm welcome and great service to visitors."

"We're working hard to create amazing deals in Market Rasen, to encourage visitors to stop and enjoy our free parking, virtual heritage tour and fantastic places to eat & drink,” added Sarah Lamballe, volunteer director of Mr Big.

There will be also be a BIG market in Market Rasen on 20th May from 9am to celebrate Love Your Local Market fortnight with special guests in attendance.

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