Harrogate BID are proud to be partnering with Real Food Markets, organisers of a new monthly market in Ilkley for over 5 years, will be bringing local and specialist food, drink and makers to Harrogate on the third Sunday of the month, starting on Sunday 20th February.

Real Food Harrogate will be based on Crescent Gardens, opposite the Harrogate Convention Centre and will run from 10am – 3pm.

February’s market will feature stalls offering cheeses, sushi, sticky toffee puddings, scotch eggs and gluten free goodies, as well as non-food such as goats milk soaps, candles, fine art and blankets.

True to the name, the majority of stalls will be food and drink, however, Real Food Harrogate also invites non-food stalls to take part, as well as local charity and community groups. As the organisation is CIC (Community Interest Company), the market works for the local community and offers stall spaces, free to local charity or community groups.

Tim Dabell, Event Management Officer, Harrogate Borough Council “It is exciting for Harrogate to welcome a new Sunday Real Food Market offering locally sourced and produced items. We look forward to working with Lucy and her team in 2022 to encourage the residents of the Harrogate District to shop locally for fresh products in a safe environment. We feel this addition will enhance the whole town centre shopping experience.”

Matthew Chapman, Harrogate BID Manager, said: “We are delighted to be working with Real Food Markets who are looking to replicate the success they have tasted in Ilkley here in Harrogate. Sunday, February 20th, will see the first Real Food Harrogate event taking place, which we hope will prove as equally popular. This year, we are hoping to work with a host of different organisations to stage events in Harrogate town centre, which will offer visitors a different experience on each occasion.”

Real Food Harrogate will run on the third Sunday of the month, 10am-3pm and is free to attend. Crescent Gardens is based opposite the main Harrogate Conference Centre.

If you are interested in applying for a stall, please contact realfoodharrogate@gmail.com