One of the busiest and most popular farmers' markets in the UK, the organisers of Stroud Farmers' Market have announced that from January it will launch a vegan-only market day once a month.
Starting on Sunday 27 January 2024, the new vegan market will run on the last Sunday of each month, with food and craft traders only selling produce that is 100 per cent plant based.
While the busy farmers' market has stated that it currently doesn't have capacity to offer a weekly vegan-only market day, the new monthly date will give vegan shoppers the chance to browse and buy food and items from a completely meat- and animal-product free market.
Kardien Gerbrands, market manager for Stroud Farmers' Market, which won Shopping & Leisure Destination of the Year at the Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2023, said: 'Stalls will be open to any type of food or crafts businesses that adhere to vegan principles.'
Those following a plant-based diet means not consuming any animal products, such as meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, eggs or honey; while a vegan lifestyle choice includes a plant-based diet plus not buying any leather or animals' wool, using cruelty-free, vegan skincare products and toiletries, and shopping from ethical, vegan companies where possible.
Gerbrands is inviting any interested vegan vendors to contact the market via its website to book a stall for January 2024.
The first vegan market day will launch on Sunday 27 January 2024, from 10am to 3pm.