With the announcement that Oatly, a vegan plant-based milk substitute, is to open a factory in Peterborough, the arrival of the vegan market to Cathedral Square might generate more interest than on previous occasions.
Dates for the event were cancelled last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, but with the reopening of non-essential retail set for April 12, the market is hoping to stage a comeback that weekend, trading in Peterborough on April 17. Further dates for 2021 include July 17 and November 27.
The market typically features up to 50 stalls including a variety of vegan fast food, healthy eats, artisan savouries, sweet bakes, craft cheeses, handmade cosmetics, ethical clothing and jewellery, arts & crafts, plastic-free, and charity stalls.
Around 1,300 direct visitors are expected on the day, along with footfall from people just visiting the city centre.
Trading hours will be from 10.30am to 4pm, and opportunities are still available for anyone interested in trading at the event.
Peterborough Vegan Market is organised by Vegan Markets UK, a business that works with local councils to deliver vegan markets in city and town centres across the country.