Gainsborough market welcomes the return of vegan, eco, and ethical traders

Vegan Market sign

Shoppers will be able to discover so much more at the markets in Gainsborough this year as we welcome the return of vegan, eco, and ethical traders.

West Lindsey District Council has embraced the return of the new sustainable living traders who have committed to attend the Saturday market, three times this year - following its introduction last year.

Rainbow Monkey Events, organisers of the Vegan Market are returning to Gainsborough, where small businesses will be able to share their vegan and eco-friendly products with the people of Gainsborough and beyond.

Organiser Sam Brundish from Rainbow Monkey Events said they were looking forward to trading in the town again this year. said: “We’re really excited to be coming back to Gainsborough. We know there’s a great interest in veganism in the area from the two markets we held there in 2023. We’re proud to be able to support small, independent businesses, and give them a platform to showcase their products.”

At the market, you’ll find fantastic food choices from the likes of: Sunshine Deli, hot food from Diu Spice House, sweet treats from Gem’s Vegan Delights, and eco personal care from IT’s Cruelty Free and zero waste homewares from Dash Vegan, along with ethical charities such as The Wildlife Trust and handcrafted art items from Angela Tubb Designs and Henry Wood Shares. 

The organisers focus on bringing a good selection of gluten free food options as well as having a strong understanding of people with food intolerances. Rainbow Monkey Events’ aim is to bring vibrant vegan and ethical markets to a range of locations across the Midlands, with free entry for customers and affordable stall costs for traders. 

They will be in attendance on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 17 February
  • Saturday 22 June
  • Saturday 21 December

Cllr Councillor Jeanette McGhee, who represents the Gainsborough South West Ward at West Lindsey District Council said it was great to see traders returning to the towns market. She said: 

“We are delighted to be able to boost the offering at our markets as we continue to support small businesses. It is great to see the return of the Vegan market traders to Gainsborough as they will bring with them ethical and sustainable products, which was very popular with shoppers in 2023.

“A market has been held in Gainsborough for over 800 years since King John granted the town its Market Charter in 1204. West Lindsey is investing in the historic Market Place to make it once again the commercial and social heart of our town. We hope everyone will continue to support all of our markets to help maintain the existing traders and encourage new traders to enhance the offer.”

As well as the regular Tuesday and Saturday markets, the Council also hosts a monthly Farmers and Craft Market. A range of produce and craft traders join our loyal Saturday traders the second Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm. Traders include Redhill Farm, local makers of jams, cakes and bakes and Lincolnshire crafters and makers selling lovely feltwork, iron garden ornaments and beautifully-crafted jewellery. 

There is always free entertainment and activities on the monthly markets. ‘Relentless Rockabilly’ will be performing in April, and we are excited to announce the return of ‘Dino Pete’ who is back in May. There is lots in store for 2024.

Coming soon - Antiques Fair

West Lindsey District Council is also delighted to welcome MH Antiques to its Saturday line-up. Known for their distinctive collection and extensive antiques knowledge, MH Antiques will bring an array of antique-themed traders to the open-air market.  The Antiques fair will run from 30 March to 26 October 2024.

Calling New Traders

The market is a great, risk-free way of trying out a new business idea or expanding from on-line selling. There are incentives for new and young traders. If you are interested, please contact the Markets Officer on 01427 676676 or email

For further information please visit the council’s markets webpage.

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