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The Treacle Market – We’re A Bit Stuck On It…

February 26, 2012

Markets are experiencing a bit of a resurgence these days. Whether they’re vintage, food, craft, seasonal or a mix of all, they’re fast becoming a way of doing at least your weekend shop. Some are fantastic, some a bit on the ordinary side, but the thing that they all have in common, is that the the producers are independent. They’re also often located in areas with a very strong sense of independent community – we loved the fact that when we visited The Treacle Market in Macclesfield, these flyers were very prominent –

Says it all really

So, the Treacle Market – vibrant and busy, with every single stall (without exception), offering high quality, but ridiculously affordable produce/goods. Exactly what we (and other West Didsbury traders) tried to get Manchester Markets to achieve with the West Didsbury Market. So, bit between teeth – I feel the next round of meetings with Manchester Markets coming on…

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield - Curry Box UK

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield

The Treacle Market, Macclesfield

You’d be hard-pressed to not find find what you were looking for at The Treacle Market – we saw stalls selling cheeses, meats, fresh fruit & veg, paella, jams & chutneys, fresh bread, fudge, cakes, curries, beers & ales, chocolates, wood fired pizzas, sauces & marinades, exotic mushrooms, slate accessories, vintage accessories, wooden carvings… The list is extensive, as was the size and range of this market.

Treacle Market, Macclesfield

Treacle Market, Macclesfield

Treacle Market, Macclesfield

Treacle Market, Macclesfield

All of the above – and this little chap…

Treacle Market, Macclesfield

Treacle Market, Macclesfield

The Treacle Market is last Sunday of every month and is located on Market Place & Chestergate, Macclesfield from 10.00am – 3.30pm. Follow on Twitter @treaclemarket

ps Big thanks to our lovely friends, Las Paelleras – you kept us going this afternoon 🙂

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 9:52 pm

    That looks amazing! Definitely putting the next one in my diary.
    Why oh why can’t Manchester city centre have a decent food market instead of a few paltry stalls in Piccadilly Gardens?

    • February 26, 2012 10:35 pm

      I simply cannot understand how certain markets get it so wrong. The Treacle Mkt was very similar to the vision we, and other traders, had for the West Didbsury Mkt. Guess you’re up against bureaucracy etc but it is NOT rocket science, to give people what they want…

  2. February 27, 2012 5:47 pm

    nice to see #Treaclemarket #macc featuring on this blog and to see support for #tescoextraneous campaign too

  3. asif.hayat@hotmail.co.uk permalink
    February 28, 2012 7:13 am

    Just incase you guys have missed it- the city centre does have a Fantastic Food Craft Vintage & Antiques Market @ Castlefield Artisan Market.
    The next one will be this Sunday the 4th March, behind Dikes92 (every 1st Sunday of Month).
    The mix of stalls is amazing- it’s what I wait for every month to stock my cupboards with!

  4. March 6, 2012 3:28 pm

    We love the Treacle Market. It has helped revive Macclesfield. Very importantly it is supporting the local shops and businesses in this dire economy. The shops in the town are open on the day of the market so it’s a win win situation for stall holders, shops and customers. The organisers also put on interesting+fun events- like a dog show, conker tournament and they provide a creche. So yes, it is a top market and thank goodness for it!

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