Aylesbury Market Square is delighted to host the return of the ever-popular Vegan Market on Sunday 24th October 2021 from 10.30am to 4.00pm.
The event brings together up to 40 stalls, including a huge variety of vegan street food, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, sustainable chandlers, local artists, zero-waste champions, environmental charities and loads more. In addition, Harry’s Tricks – a jazz trio – will be entertaining the public while they browse, shop and eat at the market, which is kindly supported by the Welcome Back Fund.
Gareth Williams, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘It’s fantastic to welcome back the Vegan Market to Aylesbury, which I know is very popular with residents and visitors.
It’s also good to see just how green the Vegan Market is. For example, any waste generated at the market by the visitors or stall holders, is either recycled or composted. The traders take home their rubbish to be recycled and visitors can use the bins on the high street. The market also has a no single-use plastic policy and encourages customers to bring their own Tupperware and bags to fill with.‘
Lewis Beresford, Vegan Market CO’s Founder, said: ‘We are so excited to be back in Aylesbury. We work hard to find the country’s leading vegan producers, from street food vendors and bakers to ethical clothing and cosmetic producers. We also work with many local businesses and can’t wait to give all of these fantastic producers the platform they deserve and introduce them to the wonderful people of Aylesbury!‘
Michael Graham, one of the sponsors of the Vegan Market, said: ‘After such a challenging year we want to support small businesses and promote such events to encourage people back into town centres.‘
Thinking about how you might travel to visit the market in an environmentally friendly way? If so, here are a few options for you to consider:
Have you tried out the one of the many Zipp e-scooters located across Aylesbury? Buckinghamshire Council has implemented an electric scooter rental trial to help support a ‘green’ alternative to local travel that is convenient, clean and affordable and helps to mitigate reduced public transport capacity and allow for social distancing as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. E-scooters can reduce reliance on car trips, reduce congestion and improve air quality.
Alternatively, you could get some exercise and cycle into town on one of the many cycle routes. There is cycle storage at The Exchange and outside 146, the café in Hale Leys. You could also take a brisk or leisurely walk into town, a healthy option which might suit you.
If you have an electric vehicle (EV), drivers can now take advantage of four new EV charging points in Aylesbury town centre’s Waterside North Car Park. Eight EV charging bays are located in front of the new BP Pulse charging points, enabling up to eight EVs to be simultaneously charged. Each charging point delivers 7kWh, which is enough electricity to provide most EVs with around 25 miles of range for every hour they are plugged into one of the charging points.
You could even book an environmentally-friendly taxi from one of the taxi firms in Aylesbury to get you to the market.
Further information about the Vegan Market and the range of other events and activities in Aylesbury can be found at www.visitaylesbury.co.uk.
The Vegan Market will also be visiting High Wycombe on Sunday 5th December 2021. More information on this event can be found at https://mywycombe.com/events/vegan-market-2.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.