A new farmers market could soon be launching in Hull city centre

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 Feb 2018

A new farmers market is planned to take place in Hull city centre from April.

HullBID has announced plans to launch the farmers market, which will see around 40 stallholders in Trinity Square and Trinity House Lane, subject to planning permissions being granted.

The organisation hopes to make the market, starting in late April, a monthly event through until September, similar to HullBID’s street food nights.

Catherine Goble, marketing & events co-ordinator at HullBID, says it is hoped the event will encourage more people to shop in the city centre.

She said: “We are hoping to have a monthly farmers market in Trinity Square and down Trinity House Lane, with aim of getting people into the indoor market.

“It’s something that has been in the pipeline for around nine months, and it will be going ahead as long we confirm the permissions that are needed.

“The stalls will be mainly people selling local produce food and drink. There will also be artisan crafts and gifts, so we are looking those sorts of market traders.

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“We want people coming into the city centre. We realise people only have a finite amount of money to spend, but hopefully it will really benefit the shops around here too.”

The farmers market is planned to take place in Trinity Square and Trinity House Lane. The first of HullBID’s street food nights events took place in the area last April, but the venue was changed to Zebedee's Yard following concerns over public safety due to large visitor numbers.

Huge crowds at Hull's first Street Food Nights event in April

Ms Goble says that permissions related to health and safety still need to be confirmed to hold the farmers market in April, between 11am and 4pm.

She said: “We have been talking with everyone you can think regarding holding the events in the area. Because this event has no alcohol, at least not being sold for drinking there and then, it will be the sort of event where customers come and leave.

“More people will be coming and going than there were at the Street Food Night in Trinity Square, where it just became quite congested.

“The exact layout is still very much being looked at, and we have a range of options which we are now looking at.

“We only had 15 for the street food, but are looking at 30 to 40 stall holders this time. Now we are more confident than before that the model will work so we can get more people involved from the start.”

Mirror pools in Hull's Trinity Square

It is hoped the event will also bring more people into the recently refurbished Trinity Market, which will have glass frontage adjacent to the square opened up for the events.

Ms Goble said: “We had been thinking for a while about how we can help to promote the indoor market when we came up with this.

“We can open up the doors and really utilise the space, but also make people aware about all the fantastic shops and food stalls that are based in there. Even just this month we have had a number of new stalls, but we just need to make people aware of what is there.”



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