Local Markets near you!
The wonders of shopping locally are endless; there is so much excellent local produce to choose, from clothing to household gadgets, dairy products, fruit and vegetables.
Consumers are spoiled for choice when shopping; many become reliant on supermarket chains and recognised corner shop brands, but what about our local markets?
Our high streets have regularly had stalls for as long as we can remember – being a focal point for our community.
Many markets are vibrant offering a place for the community to come together and support local businesses.
Deciding to support Hampshire’s markets requires an active decision to purchase items there – and not elsewhere.
At your local market, many stalls will offer you the chance to taste before you buy, most items are fresh and in season, and there’s countless products likely to be cheaper compared to supermarkets.
Rachelle Misselbrook, from Raindrops on Roses Florist, at Petersfield Market, says it supporting local business is important.
“Many markets and local shops have more to offer to its customers – we can be more bespoke in the service we provide” she said.
Stalls are a superb way to show your appreciation for all things local! Tony, who sells dairy products, says the local market needs to be used so it is not lost.
He said: “By shopping locally, people will get fresher products and quality produce. It is important to keep shopping with us for the market to remain.
“Shopping in a market is enjoyable and you build relationship with those selling to you – which I think is important.”
Markets Near You:
Petersfield Market, every Wednesday and Saturday, Petersfield Square, 8am to 4pm
Havant Market, every Tuesday and Saturday, West Street, 9am to 5pm
Waterlooville Market, every Friday, London Road, 8am to 4pm
Love Cosham Market, every Saturday, High Street, 9am to 5pm
Alton Traditional Weekly Street Market, every Tuesday, Alton High Street, 9am to 3pm
Alresford Country Market, West Street, every Thursday,7:30am to 11:30pm
Emsworth Local Produce Market, 2nd Saturday of each month, South Street, 10am to 1pm