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Pop up bakery takes on Moor at Sheffield market

Michael Walsh at Seven Hills Bakery stall in the Moor Market

Michael Walsh at Seven Hills Bakery stall in the Moor Market

  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

A pop up bakery at Sheffield’s Moor Market has become so successful it has taken on a permanent spot.

A pop up bakery at Sheffield’s Moor Market has become so successful that it has taken on a permanent spot.

Seven Hills Bakery - which has a shop on Sharrowvale Road – tried out the pantry pitch for £30 a day, three days a week, after the £18m market opened last November.

But its artisan loaves, cakes and flatbreads were so popular that it was able to extend from three to four days’ opening and then to a full time, permanent pitch.

The ‘Pop-up Pantry’ scheme gives stallholders the chance to try out trade before committing to a permanent arrangement.

Michael Walsh, who runs the stall on behalf of Seven Hills’ owners Laura Bullock and Matina Mitchell, said: “It’s working out really well. I’m also really excited about the fact that we’ve teamed up with the Porter Brook Deli to be able to offer a selection of their oils, relishes and – from next week – cheeses.

“Now that we’re a permanent fixture in the market, I hope that I will be able to meet with customers more often, talk to them, pass on my love of food and find out more about what they want.

“The next plans are to start selling deli-style sandwiches, so that people can come for a full lunch and enjoy our produce there and then, rather than having to take their bread home with them.”

The pop up pantry is available for traders to try.

Andy Ward, head of markets at Sheffield Council, added: “Our Pop-up Pantry scheme is a perfect way for local businesses to dip a foot into trading at the Moor Market without making a commitment from the start.

“As Seven Hills Bakery has proved, it can also be a gateway to bigger and better things within a relatively short space of time.”

To find out more about opening a stall in the pop up pantry call Jean Warwick on 0114 273 5283 or Alex Haigh on 0114 273 5281.

 
 
 

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