Market moves to Fargate

SHEFFIELD’S monthly farmers’ market is on the move – but only by a few hundred yards.

It is being relocated from Barker’s Pool to the top of Fargate from next Thursday (February 17) in an attempt to beef up business.

A market was held on Fargate once before and the council said this week the move back was supported by traders and customers.

Farmers’ markets have been thriving in other parts of the city, notably at Nether Edge, and the authority has been looking at ways of increasing numbers of stallholders and customers. Cabinet member Coun Roger Davison said: “The farmers’ market has had various homes over the years and I hope that Fargate will prove to be the best yet.”

Markets manager Andy Ward said: “We want to support Sheffield’s local producers and provide them with the best possible trading environment. Fargate is a busy area, so moving the market there should boost trader and customer numbers, resulting in more choice of local produce for shoppers”.

The market will be on the fourth Thursday of every month from 8.30am.