Markets: A new type of shopping

Written by Catherine Jones

Whilst Lincoln’s High Street offers excellent shopping, if you want a different experience markets are the way to go.

The Central Market, on Sincil Street is an indoor market open 6 days a week. If you take the time to venture inside you might be pleasantly surprised.

fresh produce (Photo: Kaare Hansen)

Fresh produce (Photo: Kaare Hansen)

The most recent addition is the Market Kitchen, which aims to teach people how to cook healthy meals.

Market Kitchen is the creation of 27 year-old Lincoln graduate Jennifer Walker. Its humble beginnings began with a hob in the back of a car driving around. Now it has expanded into one of the rent free spaces that the City of Lincoln Council, has provided within the Central Market.

It offers a 10 week course, meeting every week. The emphasis is placed on using local and seasonal produce whilst still being affordable. The best part being that any meals you cook are free!

On the other side of the market, is Gaia’s Wholefoods, a food shop selling organic and fair-trade products, including locally sourced honey.

If second hand but good quality books appeal to you, head over to Unicorn Tree Books and Crafts – you can find anything from classic to science fiction at great prices.

Other stalls  include vintage treasure trove Nicollette’s Shabby Chic With a Twist, a clothing alterations service, the Central Café, a Butcher’s, a Fishmonger’s and Materialise-It, which sells collectables and memorabilia.

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