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Continental Market set to visit Ormskirk

Traders from all Europe will be selling culinary delights and crafts

One of the traders selling his wares

A flavour of Europe is heading to Ormskirk this month as a continental market sets up in the town.

The town centre will come alive with the tastes, smells and products of Europe  and beyond when the traditional European food and craft fair arrives in town on Sunday April 13.

Organisers are hoping Ormskirk will be transformed into more of a bustling market place than ever before, as the stallholders build on the success of their visits in earlier years.

Market organiser Olivier Simonin said: “We have new professional  continental market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more countries who will be wearing traditional costumes, selling high quality products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, delectable cheeses, sausages, tartiflette, a delicious cheese and potatoes dish from the Alps, charcuterie, fresh bread, and croissants.

“This year we also have some new exciting stalls including German salami, Finnish crafts, Peruvian handicrafts, Italian macaroons and Parisian handbags.

“The products on display will hopefully remind people of their experiences abroad.”

As well as culinary delights the market will also offer products such as leather items  Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and pashminas, with organisers hoping there really will be something for everyone.

Most of the products on sale will come from each stall holder’s region, where they are produced by small organisations such as, family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods, which helps to  maintain a high standard of quality.  

All of the traders will also wear their traditional local costumes from hundreds of years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent the region of the country they come from.

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