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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Continental Market in Ponteland

Delicious foods and crafts from around Europe will be on offer at a continental market being held in Ponteland later this month.

Traders will be setting up their stalls in Merton Way shopping precinct on 13, 14 and 15 September.

The products normally traded include French breads and patisserie, Italian coffees and cakes, Dutch pancakes, Spanish paella, German confectionary, Portugese cheeses, hams and pastries and Greek dried fruit and nuts.

Typical dried goods and crafts available could include jewellery from France, Holland and the Baltic countries, French soaps, handbags and fragrances, Danish pictures and Finnish craft ware and jumpers.

Northumberland County Council, through its Markets Strategy, encourages street markets which contribute an affordable and healthy alternative to main stream shopping options. It also acknowledges the contribution that all markets, including those managed by independent operators, make to the local economy.

Ponteland also has a regular Friday market in Merton Way shopping precinct. This market is run in partnership with Ponteland Town Council, market traders and local businesses.
Source: Northumberland County Council