Pop-Up Market

Pop-Up Market At Fenwick Food Hall

Pop-Up Market will kick off with a special launch event on the afternoon and evening of Thursday 10 August and will feature live music, short films and a lively market atmosphere.

Customers will be able to learn about the incredible food stories behind the food and drink products, as well as sample and purchase items.

Many of the businesses that are showcasing their products at the Local Heroes Pop-Up Market are graduates of the Beyond The Kitchen Table programme. A specialised training programme for small-scale food and drink producers looking to expand their business and become retail-ready.

The programme, delivered by Food and Drink North East (FADNE) in collaboration with Newcastle Gateshead Initiative and NBSL as part of a Hospitality, Innovation, Tourism and Supply (HITS) initiative, was funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

It covered learning modules on topics such as accreditation, packaging, retail space and foodservice requirements, to help small, local food and drink businesses become confident in taking the next steps to grow their business.

The Local Heroes Pop-Up Market will provide an opportunity for newcomers to appear in a retail environment. It’s a fantastic opportunity for food and drink aficionados to discover the amazing products available within the region.

From artisan vegan cheese and low-calorie cocktails to handmade doughnuts and fragrant loose-leaf tea, the two-day event at Fenwick Food Hall will be bursting with an array of innovative and delicious products for customers to discover.

Speaking about the event, Chris Jewitt, founder of Food and Drink North East, says:

“At FADNE, we are passionate about enabling ambitious local entrepreneurs, incubating their concepts, and helping accelerate their growth.

”Beyond The Kitchen Table is a digital learning, mentoring, and pitching programme that allows us to provide all of the tools required to ensure that our North East businesses are shelf ready and robust enough for the retail environment.

Working with esteemed partners such as Fenwick is not only a unique opportunity to showcase but also presents our entrepreneurs with a clear target of where they need to be in order to stand out alongside some national competitors.”

Kieran McBride, store director of Fenwick says:

“We are incredibly proud to be working with FADNE, inviting businesses from all over the North East to showcase their artisanal products at Fenwick.

”These producers are incredibly important for the region and we are happy to welcome them to our Food Hall  to showcase their product, and know our customers will enjoy discovering and sampling this high-quality produce.”

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