Festival flavour for artisan market 

Artisan market

A festival flavour will take over Heaton Fold garden centre this Sunday (September 20).

New traders and top local chef Alain Job will be joining the monthly artisan market, following the recent success of Bolton’s 10th food and drink festival.

The market is organised by Brian Hood, from Signature Soaps – a Bolton-based artisan producer of handmade soaps – in conjunction with the council.

Alain Job, owner of Cameroonian food stall Nkono in Bolton Market, will be performing cookery demos between 10am to 2pm.

He will be cooking and selling grilled jerk salmon, fresh sea bream and tropical leaf parcels with root vegetables, using produce from Bolton Market.

Around 20 producers and suppliers will be selling high quality and locally sourced food, drink and crafts from 10am to 4pm.

Icky Sticky Cakes is one of the new producers who has signed up for the artisan market following the festival, which attracted 201,911 visitors.

Andrew George from Icky Sticky Cakes, said:  “It was our first Bolton food festival and the response to our gluten free cakes was amazing.

“We are passionate about our gluten free cakes and love to break the perception that gluten free cakes are bland and boring.

“The artisan market was a logical step. Hopefully the Bolton people will come out in force again and support this local artisan event.”

Other goods on offer include handmade jams and chutneys; homemade pies and puddings; Mediterranean foods; Lancashire cheeses, and fresh fruit and vegetables along with bespoke home furnishings, crafts and jewellery.

Heaton Fold garden centre’s shop will be open and has recently been restocked with a range of items for home and garden, and the café will also be open.

Free parking is available on site. For further information about the market or to enquire about joining future markets, contact Brian Hood, Signature Soaps, on 07888 845112 or e-mail boltonartisan@aol.com.

Full list of traders -  Icky Sticky Cakes, Heritage Kitchen (chutneys), I Heart Jam, Bowland Pork, Signature Soaps, Scallion Fruit and Veg, Just One Spice, Wood ‘n’ Things, Glass for Walkers, Salkinis (fataya and falafel), Clasicats (cat and dog items), Torc jewellery, Jo and Ollie’s Crafts, Pudding and Pie Café, Rivington Chocolates, Mad Mosaics and Wood, Artisan Real Ale, Forever Home Interiors, Cheese is Grate, Mediterranean Foods.

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Salma Nakhuda
01204 331015
Further details
Organiser - Brian Hood
07888 845112