New Queenborough Harbour Market showcasing local businesses to launch June 5th
A new weekly market will launch this weekend showcasing local businesses, food and drink, and crafts on Queenborough Quay.
Launching on Saturday 5th June 2021 and running every Saturday from 10.00am until 3.00pm during the summer season, the market aims to showcase the wide variety of produce and crafts from across the island and the local area, boosting visitors to Queenborough and driving increased spend in local businesses.
The market has been organised by Queenborough Harbour Trust, a not-for-profit, community-interest company that aims to develop and improve the harbour facilities alongside promoting the area to visitors and securing additional benefits for the local community.
Queenborough Harbour Trust Chairman, Desmond Cross says: “We are delighted to be launching this new offer in Queenborough and to see, at first hand, our ambition for Queenborough’s economy as we begin the slow road to recovery. We are particularly pleased to be able to showcase such a wide variety of local businesses, and we hope to expand this offering as the market grows. We are extremely grateful for the support from local partners in getting this new venture off the ground and we encourage our local residents to come along and get involved”.
The first traders to be welcomed at this Saturday’s market include Major Bakes selling homemade cakes, brownies and cookies, John’s Kitchen showcasing local pickles and preserves, Mary Pragnell Embroidery with embroidered clothing and gifts, Tømrar selling homemade furniture, K&N Wax melts with hand-poured, natural soy wax melts, Blue Star Crafts with hand-painted fairy doors and crafts and J&B’s Barkery selling homemade, fresh, natural artisan dog treats. Local business Curly’s Farm will also be attending, selling fresh produce from their farm on Sheppey.
Kyle Ratcliffe, owner of Curly’s Farm said: “We are thrilled to be involved in this new offer for the island. Having the opportunity to showcase not only our produce but raise awareness of our farm to a local audience is fantastic and we are really looking forward to meeting lots of locals and building our customer base. We are grateful to the team at Queenbourough Harbour Trust for organising the market and supporting our business”.
As the market grows, organisers are keen to welcome more local traders and expand its offering. Desmond Cross says: “We have big plans to develop the market and are keen to hear from all local producers from butchers, greengrocers, photographers, cheesemongers, florists and more”.
Plans are also being developed for a brand-new art showcase in Queenborough for local artists and painters to display and sell their artwork. More details will be announced in due course.
For more information about Queenborough Harbour Trust, please visit www.queenborough-harbour.co.uk.