Shoppers flocked to the first Pollen market on SundayShoppers flocked to the first Pollen market on Sunday
Shoppers flocked to the first Pollen market on Sunday

In pictures - Shoppers flock to Sheffield's new flower, plant and produce market

Here is a taste of what you can expect from, Pollen, Sheffield’s new monthly flower, plant and produce market.

The frst ever Pollen Market was held on Sunday on the cycle path next to the River Don on Castlegate.

The inner-city market will be held on the third Sunday of every month, and is the brain child of the team behind the popular Peddler night market, who say they have received funding from Sheffield Council’s Economic Recovery Fund (ERF).

Event co-ordinator and project manager, Loz Barker, said: “We felt there was a gap in the market for places selling plants, flowers and produce’ and wanted to create a Pollen collective.”

Loz says 75 per cent of the stalls will be made up of traders selling such produce, and the remaining 25 per cent will be occupied by artists and makers selling products with a ‘botanical theme’.

As it currently stands, Loz says they have the funding to hold a monthly Pollen Market until May 2022, after which time they hope to have created a sustainable model that will allow the team to continue without funding.

She adds that the funding means businesses can trade for free. Traders will be required to pay an initial deposit, but that will be fully refunded, providing they take up the stall they have reserved.

Pollen Market will be held between 10am and 4pm on the third Sunday of every month.

All pictures by Joe Horner Photography.

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