Etsy Made in Cumbria is joining Sustainable Brampton at their monthly Farmers’ Market in the centre of Carlisle tomorrow (3 October).
The open-air market has been a regular event in Carlisle for many years attracting a loyal following and allowing shoppers to buy a range of high-quality local produce. The addition of traders from Etsy Made in Cumbria will add to the local distinctiveness of the event and give shoppers even more choice by allowing them the opportunity to support even more local businesses.
The Carlisle Farmers’ Market is managed by Sustainable Brampton. Sustainable Brampton is a community organisation committed to minimising our impact on the environment, promoting local food production and local businesses and building a stronger community through practical activities and campaigning.
Etsy is an online platform for small businesses to showcase and sell their goods. By joining Carlisle Farmers’ Market, these local producers are bringing these good to our high street.
Kate Antrobus, Etsy Made in Cumbria Team Captain said: “Sustainable Brampton has a wonderful monthly market set up, it’s so well organised and safe for shoppers to come and visit it. Plus, we have shared environmental values. It was a no brainer to get in touch and ask if we could have an Etsy Cumbria zone within the market. Our team is made up of Cumbrian based artisans, makers and artists across the county often inspired by our beautiful Landscape. We had to cancel both our spring and summer markets this year which has hit us a little, but I have been keeping my eye out as to when we can safely do these again. I am delighted to be alongside Sustainable Brampton in our Capital of Cumbria!”
Paul Walker, Destination Manager for Carlisle City Council added: “We are delighted that Etsy Made in Cumbria is joining the monthly Farmers’ Market in Carlisle city centre. The open-air market already features some amazing locally produced goods, and this will add even more distinctiveness to the event. All of the traders who attend put their heart and soul into making something special, and we hope residents and visitors come along to support these local businesses.”
The Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturday 3 October from 10am until 4pm.
Changes have been made to how the market operates to keep shoppers and traders safe. These include a one-way system around the perimeter of the markets and increased space between stalls to allow social distancing to be maintained.
Hand sanitisers are available for customers in addition to the hand sanitiser stations installed in Carlisle city centre by Carlisle City Council. Customers will be encouraged to make cashless payments. Customers will also have the option to pre order their goods by contacting suppliers prior to the event.