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Market Rasen’s award winning BIG market – 1st February

The BIG market for February is on Saturday February 1, 2014 from 9am to 2pm in the historic Georgian Market Place, Market Rasen with more to celebrate than usual, having just picked up its 2nd national market award from NABMA as Britain’s Best Social Enterprise Market 2014!

As usual, the BIG market, held on the first Saturday of the month, will be packed with local food producers.  Mr Plewes from Beasthorpe Farm will be there with his delicious double yolker eggs!

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Mr Plewes from Beasthorpe Farm and his delicious eggs at January’s BIG market

Market Rasen will also be hosting regular farmer’s market favourites Jenny’s Jams; cakes from the Little Cake Company; artisan foods from Albion, Taste of Sardinia, and The West Wold Delicatessen, the own brand range of Greens of Lincolnshire which this week has been chosen as a finalist in the annual Love Food Select Lincolnshire awards in the category of best food retailer/ wholesaler.  Smoked and flavoured cheeses will be available to try before you buy from Lynne Bank Farm Cheese, with artisan bread from Greenfield Bakers.  Visitors and Market Rasen residents can also look forward to honey products from Croft Selections, sweets from Memorable Treats and and hearty pies perfect to take home as tea time treats in this wintery weather courtesy of Propa Pies.

There is such a wide variety of stalls, it’s hard to fit them all in:  gifts and food from English Rose, Toys and DVDs from the pool fundraising team, with Scouts offering refreshments and Market Rasen Church of England Primary school offering biscuits and sweets.  Tuck into Hepy’s Hog Roast, award winning meat from Redhill Farm plus fruit pies, cakes and scones from Wilcox Bakery. As always you can pick up your weekly fruit and veg from the Norths, plants from Roger  plus underwear and much more – gifts and garden accessories from Helen of J Waterman Timber Services, and natural skin care and beauty products from White Holly.  Anne Lowish is selling Forever Aloe Vera products, and there are stunning home accessories from Emma and Deborah of Sister Chic.

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Bird cages and feeders are being offered by Mr Bratley, Moroccan Handcrafts by Mr Jepson, and Lincolnshire hampers and gifts from Eaton Hampers. Designs by Lesley will be selling jewellery and silver too.

The secret of our success is YOU.  The market and Market Rasen high street needs customers to support it, and the more customers, the easier it is to persuade exciting new sellers to set up a stall and start selling locally, and the more we can support social enterprise.

Speaking of their 2nd national markets award Sara Scott, chair of MR BIG, said: “This makes us particularly proud as it recognises that the market is organised by committed volunteers.

“We’re one of just nine markets winning national awards – so really this confirms our place as an innovator and leader in markets provision.”

Come along and see for yourself every 1st Saturday of the month.

Open House at the Goldmine – Share Your Views

The Goldmine/Old Kings Head has recently been bought.
As this is a building that has attracted much speculation and interest over recent years, the new owners will be opening the doors this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Anyone is welcome to pop in and look around*.

Share your memories and your vision for The King's Head, Queen Street, Market Rasen Open House.

Share your memories and your vision for The King’s Head, Queen Street, Market Rasen – Open House this Saturday 7th December, 10am – 2pm.

The owners are particularly looking to understand more about the history of the building and any ideas the general public may have for how the property might be brought back to worthwhile use for the benefit of the Town.

*Please note the building has been vacant for some time and is in a state of very poor repair.  Children would require supervision.

MARKET RASEN’S BIG FOOD MARKET SUCCESS

The first Saturday of October we held our annual Big Food Market and we would like very much to thank everybody who ran the stalls and all of those who came to support the market. The turnout was fantastic, Dominic Franks was on fine form with his cooking demonstrations, the sun was out, the variety of different stalls on show was exciting and the food was delicious.

In addition, we took this ideal opportunity to launch the BIG FOOD Recipe Book. This little cookbook features recipes from some of Lincolnshire’s finest artisan food producers – who also happen to be regular stallholders at Market Rasen’s award winning markets.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back at our next BIG monthly market on Saturday 2nd November.

See you there.

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER BIG FOOD MARKET

Savoury, sweet, spicy, scrumptious, fresh, delicious, LOCAL!

Lincolnshire’s finest artisan food and drink is NEVER to be missed and it’s going to be filling up the market square in MARKET RASEN, with all of its compelling aromas and exploding flavours, on SATURDAY the 5th of OCTOBER. We don’t let the leaf fall bring us down, we reap the harvest.

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We have some new faces along with our ever-popular regulars which will make for a tremendous day out. Be sure to visit Market Rasen’s unique high street shops and eateries in and around town too. This also includes the BIG Corner Shop – relocated on Union Street – which is full of delightful crafts and accessories. 

So, with cooking demonstrations by the exceptional Dominic Franks, from 10am until 2pm, the launch of BIG FOOD, a cook book full of all your favourite recipes from the BIG MARKET traders, FREE PARKING, arts and crafts and, of course, mountains of magnificent LOCAL food, join us and make sure YOU don’t miss the BIG FOOD MARKET!

Please make a date in your diary and be sure to come along – it is one we’ve been looking forward to all year long.

THE BIG GIG comes to Market Rasen Sat 13th July!

OBG logoOUR BIG GIG! An amazing upcoming event! A must visit!

On Saturday 13th July, Market Rasen Town Council will be hosting OUR BIG GIG. It’s bound to create a great buzz and atmosphere within the town centre and, like its name, it’s going to be BIG! The gig itself will provide great entertainment for people of all ages with a passion for music and dancing, and some opportunities to take part too.

The day’s events start from 10am and run right through until midnight. Each of the events will be held in different places: the Festival Hall, the Committee Room, St Thomas’s, the Market Place, The Chase, the Methodist Chapel, and the Salvation Army Citadel.

The main focus of these fantastic events is to encourage people from within the local area to come along and participate in some of the many great musical workshops which will be taking place. It’ll be a fab way to get involved in making and writing some beautiful music!

As well as the workshops there will also be some amazing musical acts to see, with the likes of Jay Tyrer, Jimmy Needes, Wizards Sleeve and many more. We’ll also be expecting to see some fantastic performances from the Sequence Dancing Group and St Thomas’s Bell Ringers. And throughout the day in the Market Place there will be buskers and a street organ to serenade the crowds.

It is definitely going to be a great day and evening so come along and TAKE PART!