Leighton Buzzard Market usually celebrates the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) ‘Love Your Local Market’ in May, but due to government restrictions this celebration is taking place in the Autumn. The campaign will link into the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) participation in the United Nations International Year of Fruit and Vegetables that aims to promote food nutrition, food security & healthy living etc but with the planned additions of shop local and support your local market
This year we are celebrating our market with Leighton-Linslade’s twin towns’, Titisee-Neustadt in Germany and Coulommiers in France. We may be over 600 miles away from Titisee-Neustadt and over 350 miles from Coulommiers, but our markets have a few things in common; market traders passionate about their produce and providing for their community.
Leighton Buzzard Market is a twice weekly market on from 9am – 3pm, on a Tuesday & Saturday and is host to speciality markets throughout the month. The market has an array of produce across the month; fruit & veg, cheese, Mediterranean foods, fish, pet food, cards & gifts, baked goods, Indian food, Italian foods, clothing & accessories, local meats, handmade crafts, books, chutneys & jams – the list goes on.
Coulommiers market, France takes place on Sunday and Wednesday from 8.30am
to 1pm and in the summer on the first Friday of the month from 5pm to 9pm. The market takes place under the cheese hall and in the market square. They have a good mix of traders selling handmade crafts, fruit & veg, apple juice, apple brandy, Spanish handicrafts, pickled fish, Artisanal charcuterie, beekeeper, eggs, artisan baker, ice creams & sorbet and cheese stalls selling specific cheeses such as goat breeders producing organic goats cheese.
Titisee-Neustadt market, Germany is a weekly market on from 9am – 1pm, on a Saturday. This market has a very traditional feel, with fruit & veg, wood oven baked bread, sweet dough products, meat, Moroccan specialities & sweets, Mediterranean specialities, olives, cheese, bread, pasta & eggs.
The local tourist information board have launched a shopping campaign called Heimatshoppen campaign, encouraging people to support their local traders and businesses. If you are loyal to these businesses, you gain points and a earn little bonusses such as extra discounts.
Please keep an eye on our social media for more information about this campaign.
In the meantime, you can find out more about our Twin Towns: https://tinyurl.com/7pucf52e