Since moving to Leith two years ago, weekends have consisted of foodie trips to East Lothian, ingredients sourcing in Fife and, of course, obligatory journeys to the Castle Street Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and Stockbridge Market on Sundays. Lo and behold, our very own Leith market is launching on Saturday 11th July! After two years in the planning, Saturday will see the official launch of the Leith market.
The weekly market will be held at Dock Place on Saturdays between 10am and 5pm and will gather street food stalls, local producers, craft stalls and members of the public together to celebrate all of the wonderful, seasonal ingredients and produce that Scotland has to offer.
The third market organised by the management company in charge of the popular Stockbridge and Grassmarket ventures, the market is sure to be a big success and a wonderful addition to the already thriving food and drinks scene in Leith.
“The Leith market has already been well received by local groups.It will be the same size as the Stockbridge venture, will consist predominantly of food traders, but local arts and crafts will also be on offer. You’ll be able to grab a bite to eat from the superb street food vendors while wandering the stalls to pick up goodies to take home, as well as a wee present or treat for a loved one. Eat, meet, greet or treat – there will be something for everyone.” – Market manager, Beth
Custom House next door to the market site will also be open on the 11th July and members of the public are welcome to have a look around and share opinions on the possible uses for this building. After a long campaign to renovate and reopen Custom House to the public, the future looks bright for the historic building, as it does for Leith and this fantastic venture.
Confirmed traders on Saturday so far are; Au gourmand, The Olive Stall, Caithness smokehouse, Arbroath quality fish, Aye love real food, Bad tempered baker, Bonny Vita, Brazilian sensation, Burgh bakes, Gusto Catering, Salt pig, Leith community crops in pots, Peelham, Perthshire preserves, Petals by the shore, & The Wee Pie Company