People flocked to the first ever Vegan Market that was held in Andover on Sunday, 2nd October 202, enjoying the many stalls offering vegan food and cruelty free products.
Organised by InAndover from Andover BID and Vegan Fairs the event aimed to introduce a new and innovative market format to Andover.
Some visitors travelled from as far as Bristol and London to enjoy the new market whilst many local people were introduced to the tastes and range of vegan food. Stalls offered sumptuous, cakes, snacks, lunches, drinks and fruit and vegetables. There was plenty of non-food cruelty free products to buy as well, including a stall focused on cake treats for your pet pooch!
Alice from Chilbolton said “I am not a vegan but was I really impressed at the range of foods and tastes at the Market. I for one will certainly be trying more vegan foods.”
Mark from Southampton said “I came to Andover specially for the Vegan Market but realised what a lovely market town it is and I will back on a non-market day to look round the town properly”
Despite a rainy start the sun soon came out and visitors enjoyed the atmosphere, with local musicians providing the entertainment and a nice chilled vibe for shoppers to peruse the large variety of stalls.
Daisy Botha of Vegan Fairs said “ The Andover Vegan Market was everything we were expecting and so much more! All our traders commented on just how lovely everyone who attended was. The people of Andover were so welcoming and positive about the event with lots of people asking when the next one will be so we are so excited to return next year.”
Shelley Coburn Events Coordinator said “This was such a lovely event to run in our town and a big success, I have been contacted from people who were unable to make it this time, but don’t worry we have two dates in the diary for next year. March and September so look out for information through our socials and on our website soon”