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Greengate Urban Market To Open

Salford’s newest public square is set to host a monthly food market

Published on August 20th 2013.

Greengate Urban Market To Open

GREENGATE Urban Market, at the border of Salford and Manchester, opens for the first time on Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (12pm-5pm), August 24-25. 

The market, which will be held on the last weekend of every month, will host more than 30 specially-selected artisan stalls offering gourmet expertise and creations - including The Bread Fairy (see top image).

Food fans will also be treated to a roster of local musicians – put together by Salford Music Festival director Ed Blaney.

Greengate Urban Market

Salford Women’s Institute will be showcasing their activities and there will be plenty for children too, including face painting, a street artist and a balloon modeller.

Salford’s Assistant Mayor for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Ann-Marie Humphreys, said: “The Greengate Urban Market will be a melting pot for food lovers. Greengate Square is the perfect place to hold a market like this. It’s a unique area but a historic one – and I’m sure the food will match that reputation.”

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16 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousAugust 20th 2013.

The date is a bit of a shame, seeing as there are other independent food-led markets in Manchester that are also held on the last Saturday of the month, seems unnecessary competition.

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AnonymousAugust 20th 2013.

Yeah - as one of the community team who organise Levenshulme Market which is on this Saturday, has 50 stalls of amazing produce and has sent countless press releases to Man Con, only to be ignored, I have to say I find it a bit galling. But I'm guessing this is paid-for and, because we're a community-run social enterprise, we can't afford to do that. But that's the nature of competition and it's business, not charity - ultimately it's good for Manchester/Salford to have people fighting to be the best. I just think we'll win ;)

IanAugust 21st 2013.

How about Levenshulme Market runs on a Monday or Tuesday instead? Clearly the weekend is an obvious choice.

Helen PowerAugust 21st 2013.

Ummm...I think, given that the majority of people who shop at our market work during the week away from Levenshulme, we'd be utterly insane to do that. As evidenced when Manchester Markets trialed one on a Friday that totally tanked because it had no customers. We'll stick where we are thanks.

IanAugust 22nd 2013.

Sarcasm - obviously people want to go on a weekend, yet you claim it is unnecessary competition - while contradicting that with the example of Manchester Markets!

Lynda MoyoAugust 20th 2013.

Anonymous, I can assure you, you haven't been ignored. I for one have never received a press release about Levenshulme Market nor have we had anything in our general editorial inbox this year. I'd also like to add that this article is not paid-for, it's simply a piece of news. If you would like to send any press releases we'd of course be glad to receive them. You can email me directly at lyndam@theconfidentials.co.uk or editorial@theconfidentials.co.uk

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Helen PowerAugust 20th 2013.

Sorry - didn't mean to do that anonymously, twas an accident - it's Helen Power - I'm one of the directors of the market. I've got plenty of releases in my outbox that went to editorial@theconfidentials.co.uk. I will send one over this afternoon.

AnonymousAugust 20th 2013.

Why not a Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday ? I work close by and would pop over in my lunch but coming back into town at weekend not for me

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IanAugust 21st 2013.

luckily it's not just for you

AnonymousAugust 20th 2013.

Oh that new square with all the BINS from the club along one side???? Will give at a look as long as they ditch those bl$$dy bins....

Manc GuyAugust 22nd 2013.

I see the skateboarders and numpty free runners have claimed it already. That footbridge must have cost a fortune. Why was it built? It's runs directly alongside the road bridge and they're only a foot or two apart! I can't believe they didn't just clean up the road bridge and make the pavement all classy and then for it to sweep into the square. Talking of classy...those big bins look great down there. I'm not sure what the water vapour emitting steel towers symbolise, but it reminds me of the Boston Holocaust Memorial. You go Salford.

laffingboyAugust 23rd 2013.

you couldn't go out and take a real picture (yes, with all the bins in), you had to use that artists impression?

AnonymousAugust 23rd 2013.

why is this called Greengate i lived on Greengate most of my life i was baptised at the church that used to be on it and by the look of this picture it's nowhere near the real Greengate, looks like town to me so rip off parking charges or extortionate bus fares make it bound to fail for people of Salford but not the yuppies in their poxy town centre apartments, but doubt they could have put it anywhere that needed a boost like salford precinct,

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AnonymousAugust 23rd 2013.

In English please

GimboidAugust 24th 2013.

Three points 1) Yes, it is near Greengate - historic Greengate ends just over the road from the new square, and it always has done (look on any historic map of the street). 2) If this market was put at Shopping City, nobody from outside the neighbourhood would visit, and very few people who live there would be interested, so how much of a boost would that give the precinct? Very little. Why don't YOU do something to give the precinct a boost? 3) Shut up. You moaning, irrelevant, chip-on-the-shoulder bore.

Nathan GoldthorpeAugust 24th 2013.

Saw this by chance today. Great produce. Crap marketing! Support these traders tomorrow

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