A NEW artisan market will open in Frodsham at the end of March.

The picturesque town which lies just north-east of Chester, once home to Daniel Craig and Gary Barlow, will be home to Frodsham Artisan Market from March 30.

Market organisers Independent Street will bring just shy of 60 specially selected artisan market stalls to the town centre plus live music from talented singer songwriter Chris Taverner. There will also be face painting, Easter cupcake decorating workshops and an Easter Egg hunt.

The market aims to showcase the very best of local food, drink arts and crafts with carefully curated stalls.

From award winning pies to epic cakes, Lebanese delicacies, olives and mezze, gluten free and vegan, artisan candles and handmade jewellery, to local art and design, hand baked treats for dogs, beautiful handmade textiles, Portuguese deli, wooden crafts, tasty cheeses, local gin distilleries, artisan soaps and vintage stalls.

There will also be a chance to try street food from around the world in the Street Food Arena.

'A real treat'

The event will become a regular fixture for the town, taking place on the last Saturday of each month.

Lisa Cowley from Independent Street said: “Frodsham you are in for a real treat! We hope you can join us for the very first Frodsham Artisan Market which will see the whole community come together. The feedback from local business and residents has been overwhelmingly positive and there is a real buzz in town about our launch. It is very exciting!

“An event like this is a great way to showcase local talent whilst also boosting footfall to the town centre. Our artisan market will be packed full of local artisan producers, small independent businesses selling unique crafts and delicacies.

“We hope you can pop by and see the entertainment, listen to the music, soak up the atmosphere and support our small independent businesses whilst also enjoying the brilliant retailers and hospitality venues in Frodsham.”

Helen Hayes from Frodsham Town Council said: “Frodsham Town Council is delighted to be able to host an Artisan Market with Independent Street in the heart of Frodsham. It is a great opportunity for us to showcase all that Frodsham has to offer and will attract a diverse group of shoppers, including both locals and tourists.

“This Artisan Market will be a great way to boost tourism in Frodsham as it will promote the unique culture and creativity of the town. It will provide an opportunity for people to purchase authentic and locally-made products which is a great way to support local businesses and promote economic development in the town. Additionally, meeting people from the community can improve mental health as it fosters a sense of connection and belonging.”

Frodsham Artisan Market launches on Saturday, March 30 and will be held on the last Saturday of the month following.

It will run from 10am – 4pm on the main high street.

The event is free entry and dog friendly.