Kirkstall Deli Market

Having been one of the first 12 stalls at the new Kirkstall Deli Market in Leeds I thought blog readers might be interested to hear about how it's progressed over the past four months.

The first market was held in May this year in a little courtyard down the side of the Abbey itself.

Since that first market it has grown to be a true deli market. It's interestingly different from the usual farmers markets with food to eat there and then and lots of food you can taken home too. Held a little later than a usual farmers market, from 12noon to 3pm it means people come to relax, eat and meet friends. It has a convivial atmosphere and feels like there are people there for an afternoon out, especially families who come to explore and play in the ruins of the Abbey as part of their visit.

Rather then tell you how the market has developed here are a few photos taken at the first market in May and then some taken at August's market:

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And a couple photos from last week’s market. You can see how it’s grown and we’ve moved inside the Abbey walls too which gives the market a fairly impressive backdrop.

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Kirkstall Deli Market is held on the last Saturday of every month from 12 noon to 3pm at Kirkstall Abbey
You can follow them on Twitter at @kirkstalldeli.

If you’ve been to the market we’d be interested to know what you thought in the comment below and don’t forget if you want us to bring your order with us just let us know via email or tweet @bluepigcompany and we’ll bring it along for you.