Hatch is teaming up with the organisers of Stretford Market to handpick the most impressive sustainable artisans and producers for the one off event on Saturday 6th November.
Hatch has invited the team behind the successful Stretford Market, to bring their sustainable market to the city centre with ethical, diverse and food-focused vendors to Hatch for one day only.
All businesses involved are local and passionate about their craft and the creation of a product that gives back to the living world. The market aims to champion some of the most environmentally friendly and ethical artisans and producers that are local to the Greater Manchester area.
Aiming to be an ‘every day’ market, more than 50% of the traders will be selling food, from farm fresh to small batch artisan produce, whether it’s sourdough, hot sauce, cakes and bakes, or even micro greens, every product traded will be sold to you by the hand that made it.
The sustainable market at Hatch doesn’t stop at ethically sourced food, the market aims to promote businesses whose goals include halting mass waste production. Incredible vintage clothing will be on offer at the event, as well as one-of-a-kind products transformed from upcycled wood, vinyl, and fabric.
Here’s just some of what to expect at Hatch this November:
Award winning family business based in Salford who wanted to give something back to their heritage nations of Senegal and Congo. They import West African superfoods with a range of health benefits from small scale female producers. Their work has helped to triple the income of women in some of the poorest nations in the world while providing people in the UK with fantastic quality products.
All of founder Leia’s macrame plant hangers are handmade using 100% recycled fabrics in a range of vibrant colours. She’s over the moon to have recently had her hangers chosen to liven up the set of Channel 4’s Big Breakfast show as part of their Black to Front campaign.
The Vegan Picnic Basket
100% vegan versions of all of your picnic favourites, including Pork Pies (Pork Lie), Scotch Eggs, Bakewell Tarts and even Quiche. There’s even talk of a vegan Pastel de Nata – quite possibly the very best pastry in the world – now fully plant-based!
Yorkshire Dama Cheese
Created by Razan who moved to the UK from Syria in 2012, Dama are the only producers of ‘squeaky’ cheese based in Yorkshire as well as offering ricotta, labneh, goat’s cheese and yogurt balls. All the milk is sourced from Yorkshire dairies at a fair price.
Hand picked vintage finds from kitsch to kitchenalia from Helen who’s been sourcing and selling vintage for over 25 years. All her stock is salvaged from local house clearances and she’s got a real eye for a hidden gem.
Led by three women who wanted to pay homage to their Latina roots, Esperanza or ‘hope’ is a range of vegan, organic skincare with sustainability and eco-consciousness at the forefront of their brand. From Manchester, they’re dedicated to promoting female empowerment, self-confidence and sustainability.
After 10 years of managing a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Nepal, owner of Musmus, Oded moved to Manchester to share his love of Middle-Eastern food. Serving up authentic, fresh hummus with a range of toppings, from roasted red peppers, dill and smoked paprika, to Shakshuka – this is hummus unlike what you’ve ever had before.
PLUS cold brew coffee, jewellery, hand-fired pottery and loads more!
Market organisers Heather Garlick and Annika Edge, said: “We hope people experience something very different at our markets which we carefully curate to be food-led, sustainable and diverse.”
“We work hard to find the best craftsmanship Manchester has to offer and we’re both passionate about Manchester’s top farmers and food producers who we’ve been working with since 2015.”
The market will run from 11.00am – 6.00pm on Saturday 6th November.