Nether Edge Farmers' Market

The Nether Edge Farmers Market takes place every quarter in the streets around the old Nether Edge Market Place. Traders and craftspeople have been successfully selling their wares at this increasingly well-renowned market.


Started in March 2008, this Sunday market regularly attracts over a eighty stallholders and many hundreds of visitors to the area. The market is run entirely by volunteers who are members of NENG. Contributions from stallholders fees have enabled donations exceeding £90,000 to be given to a variety of local charities. Click HERE for a list of organisations the market has supported so far.

It is much more than a market with a varied programme of live entertainment which has included traditional morris dancers and modern streetdancers, school choirs and bands, university and local drama groups, Mexican and clog dancers, skiffle bands, local singers and instrumentalists and the Salvation Army band who start the proceedings with some rousing music.

Looked at positively, we did have three very successful markets during the last financial year: December 2019; March 2020 and again in September, though we lost June and the Christmas market. The better news for stallholders (and our community as well) was that Jean Allen set up Nether Edge Fair website (https://www.netheredgefair.com), which has been wildly successful as a virtual marketplace for local makers. It will be open all year, not just at Christmas and is an invaluable source of both ‘goodies’ as presents and essentials for eating, drinking or just wearing.

We hope we will be able to hold our spring market this year on Sunday 21st March, but time will tell if it will be safe to do so. Other market dates for 2021 are Sundays 20th June, 12th September and 5th December.

In December 2019 we were able to donate £500 each to Salvation Army, Samaritans and SALT (Student Associates in Learning and Teaching)). In March 2020 we donated £700 each to Saffron (Women Counselling and Therapy) and Mums in Need as well as £200 for Free Cakes for Kids. We also purchased a big new gazebo and 6 new tables for our NENG stalls. In September we donated £500 each to St Wilfred’s Centre and the Archer Project.

Nether Edge Farmers Market always focuses on local charities, so in 2021 we plan to make donations to:

  • Emmaus (working with the homeless);

  • Sheffield Mencap;

  • SToRMS (a suicide helpline in Sheffield);

  • Ashiana (working with minority and refugee communities in Sheffield);

  • Sage (working with adults experiencing mental health problems)

  • Sheffield Futures (helping young people to achieve their full potential

The Farmers’ Market team can be contacted at:-

nengfarmersmarket@gmail.com

                    

   

 

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