The first vegan market of 2021 is finally taking place in Rochdale this weekend.
It’s been a long time coming, but now that restrictions on mass gatherings and events have been lifted earlier this week, the Greater Manchester town will welcome its first market of the year dedicated to plant-based, vegan, ethical and sustainable lifestyles this Saturday.
Organised and hosted by Vegan Market Co – a popular events company known for bringing together a new wave of artisan producers and making vegan innovations accessible to the masses – the Rochdale Vegan Market will take over the town centre’s picturesque retail and leisure destination, Riverside, and feature up to 30 stalls.
There’s set to be a huge variety of vegan street food, artisan savouries, sweet bakes, craft cheeses, handmade cosmetics, ethical clothing and jewellery, arts and crafts, plastic-free goods, and charity stands.
Ahead of the event this weekend, Lewis Beresford – founder of Vegan Market Co – told the MEN that local and independent businesses are at the heart of what the market is about, adding: “We are so excited to be in Rochdale for the first time.
“We work hard to find the country’s leading vegan producers – from street food vendors and bakers, to ethical clothing and cosmetic producers.
“We can’t wait to give all of these fantastic producers the platform they deserve and introduce them to the wonderful people of Rochdale.”
Up to 1,200 visitors are expected at the event this weekend, according to Vegan Market Co.
As well as working hard to connect the growing sustainable, ethical and vegan population with independent, pioneering and eco-focused companies, Vegan Market Co says it’s doing its bit for the climate crisis by “offsetting the carbon footprint from each event”, and planting a tree for every business that takes part.
Rochdale Vegan Market
- Saturday 24 July 2021
- Riverside Rochdale
- 10am – 4pm
Featured Image – Vegan Market Co