York’s markets go global

17 May 2013 @ 2.32 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

An award-winning Global Village Market is set to bring a real international flavour to Parliament Street in York. Opening on Thursday 6 June, traders from around the world will be resident for four days bringing an array of their regional products for a taste sensation that’s not to be missed.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, City of York Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “This market is one of a number of quality events which supports our vibrant city centre, adding to the existing offer at Newgate market next to the Shambles.

“It’s important that we have a rich diversity of quality shopping experiences for residents and tourists alike. The daily Newgate market provides us with fantastic local produce and quality cuts, antiques and gifts, clothing and leather goods. By adding in one-off events such as the Global Village Market we get the best of all worlds.”

The Global Village market will be bring a variety of new tastes to the city. Island Spice Grill will showing their skill with spices used to create tasty jerk chicken, veggie wraps and lamb dishes. Complementing this are Meats of the World will be offering a range of exotic cuts from ostrich, impala, crocodile and wild boar.

Italian traders will be bringing a tempting array of biscotti, cakes and soft nougat while Jimmy Bean will display a wide selection of rich-flavoured coffee beans – ground to your liking – alongside a selection of loose leaf teas.

The traditional German Schwenkgrill will be sizzling tasty Bratwurst sausage alongside Crepes Temptation with their French pancakes, galettes and some tasty Brussels waffles.

Taste what’s on offer at the Cheese Board with its international collection of cheeses, crackers, jams and chutneys, while the Welsh Hog Roast will be serving their gorgeous rare-breed meat.

But it’s not just about food. Lapponia from Finland will be bringing beautiful traditional artisanry including wool and linen clothing and, would you believe, reindeer hides. The very popular Flying Dutchmanwill be selling a huge array of plants, shrubs, trees and bulbs.

From the other side of the Atlantic, Castaneda will be bringing a variety of Native American handicrafts such as traditional dream catchers, musical instruments and hand-embroidered linen tops. G and G Global Gifts Collection will offer a great selection of wooden furniture, carvings and figurines – all Fair Trade and responsibly-sourced.

So don’t be shy! Browsers and visitors alike are invited to try before they buy, as they’re certain to find something unique and tasty from York’s Global Village Market or wander around Newgate Market and enjoy the fresh, local produce.

Opening hours of the market

Thursday-Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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