Preston set to host its first vegan market this weekend

Preston will establish itself on another of the UK's food maps on Sunday when the city stages its first vegan market.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th June 2018, 7:39 am
Updated Friday, 29th June 2018, 11:12 am
Preston set to host its first vegan market this weekend
Preston set to host its first vegan market this weekend

The event is being held at the People’s Production Lab (PPL) in Cannon Street (11am-5pm) and will bring together a host of local producers who are now feeding a growing vegan population in Lancashire.

“Our unique market is a great addition to Preston’s community life, offering people the chance to sample and buy an amazing range of items and then sit down, relax and enjoy delicious food, plus live music and an all day bar,” said Emma Cox, spokesman for Preston Vegan Market. “The mix of stallholders highlights the rich diversity of vegan products that are now available in and around Preston.”

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The market will feature 30 stalls offering food, drink, jewellery, beauty products and gifts, all created without the use or exploitation of animals.

Visitors will be able to stock up on hot and cold vegan food, including treats such as freshly baked cakes, handmade chocolate and gluten-free pies. Also on sale will be cruelty-free toiletries, children’s toys, candles, crafts and much more.

The rise in veganism has been dramtic over a decade in Britain with the number of people saying they follow a strict vegan regime rising by 350 per cent between 2006 ands 2016 to a total of more than 542,000.

The Preston market will showcase the produce of local independent, vegan-friendly artisans, traders, makers and small businesses, including tasty offerings such as gourmet hotdogs and lavish vegan cakes. Visit the website: prestonvegan.co.uk