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High Peak Food Hub Launches On June 7th

Published On Tuesday 22 May 2018 by Sticky Beak
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Thursday June 7 sees the launch of a new concept in food markets.

High Peak Food Hub will be the first weekly, popup, evening food market

Every Thursday evening, from 5:50 to 7:30pm, at The Butterfly House at The Torrs, food fans and shoppers will be able to:

  • Collect their online local produce grocery shopping from SaucedHere.co.uk, a unique collaboration with peak district farmers, producers and businesses and now brought to High Peak residents for the first time
  • Access local independent food traders through ‘Marketti’ an app designed by market specialists, which will help locals to #shoplocal even when their lifestyles keep them away from local shops and markets
  • Support local Transition projects in schools and towns by purchasing locally grown fruit and vegetables
  • Enjoy cookery demonstrations, producer talks, popup shops and more, while enjoying an evening tipple and time with friends and neighbours

High Peak Food Hub will bring together the social fun of market shopping with our growing desire to shop locally and ethically.

Become a spoke on our wheel and roll markets forward!

 Esther Morrison, High Peak Food Hub

High Peak Food Hub has grown from Esther Morrison’s work as Market Development Officer with Stockport Market. In addition to creating the award-winning Stockport Foodie Friday (winner of Manchester Food and Drink Festival Best Food and Drink Popup 2016) for the first Love Your Local Market in 2013, she also ran all types of events in the Market Place, performed cookery demos and created marketing promotion for the traders. Under her stewardship, Stockport Market also hosted the first of the Teenage Markets, which are now a national franchise to encourage young people into market trading and hosted the monthly ‘Vintage Village’ Sunday market, which is now in its eighth year.

As the opening project manager for Earlams Community Store, Café and Gallery in 2014, Esther Morrison was able to put into practice many of her ideas for locally sourcing foods, including promoting 'Sourced in Styal', selling surplus fruit and veg grown in the village in the shop, so that the proceeds went back into the community. Victoria Plums, peas, courgettes flew off the shop shelves as soon as they arrived. In an open, friendly, inclusive way they were demonstrating how easy it sometimes can be to #reducefoodwaste #reducefoodmiles and to #shoplocal.

Now, having moved to New Mills and created Paprika: The Food Consultancy, Esther has been running run artisan food fairs and is now the local ‘food guru’ booking street food for the local festivals and events and running Place Making projects.

High Peak Food Hub puts all this experience together into one, joined-up project.

Local independent shops need supporting, local restaurant capacity is limited in scope, there is no longer a town deli or greengrocer in many of the surrounding towns (though New Mills has an excellent fruit & veg stall at it's Friday & Saturday market) and many of the newer residents were not able to shop local except on Saturdays, because of their commute.

But there is an enthusiasm for great, local food being more widely available and High Peak Food Hub will meet that need.

Luke Osborne, Sauced here

A convenient grocery delivery alternative that directly supports the local economy.

SaucedHere.co.uk is a unique collaboration of local producers, farmers and businesses that works together providing a supermarket style delivery of Peak District products.

SaucedHere.co.uk offers a convenient grocery delivery alternative that directly supports the local economy. There are over 1250 products now online from around 40 local producers, all of which can be delivered to the door of holiday cottages, campsites or homes at a time that is convenient to the recipient, Peak District visitors and locals.

The service offers a full basket of products, from the area’s top purveyors from meats, dairy, fruit & veg, to environmentally-friendly cleaning products and gourmet pet foods.

All are made available to High Peak residents via one delivery, every Thursday evening to The Butterfly House, New Mills, our new designated click ‘n’ collect station.

The collaboration was set up by Luke Osborne who has spent over a decade buying from and interacting with some of the best purveyors in the Peak District. Some of Luke’s inspiration for the project came from seeing a number of local businesses close down, whilst a fleet of supermarket delivery vehicles drove past.


An online and app platform, connecting market, street food and festival traders to their communities, Marketti is the product of five years of research into the market sector by the company’s founder Ellie Gill. Ellie ran the Love Your Local Market campaign for the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) from its launch in 2013 until 2017 growing the initiative to include 1200 markets across the UK and spreading the love for all things local into 17 countries.

Marketti is the first, integrated answer to much of what ails traditional retail markets, aggregating all they have to offer visitors and communities into a single space. The platform will help consumers access information on where to eat, drink and shop and assist small businesses working within the markets sector to increase their bottom line and decrease time spent on tasks which should be automated.

The company sponsors and is endorsed by The National Association of British Market Authorities.