Scarborough Market Hall businesses step up to help residents through virus crisis

A wide range of food producers and suppliers have stepped up their game to make sure residents have a supply of fresh produce.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 2:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 4:17 pm
Scarborough Market Hall

Stallholders in Scarborough Market Hall are selling meat, fish, vegetables and fruit with some businesses offering a delivery service for the first time.

An entire ‘super-market’ of delicious, fresh food is available from the indoor market in St Helen's Square. It includes Deli Delicious which has introduced home delivery of their whole menu; Mark Nockels Butchers, North Yorkshire’s top butcher in 2019, which has just celebrated 100 years in business; greengrocers Metcalfes and Allseasons; Solange Bakery; fishmongers John Barrow. on Saturdays; and fresh honey from the Honeycomb Shop.

The market hall is open for food shopping, with every safety measure carefully in place.

IN PICTURES: Scarborough Indoor Market herePenny Beniston, Scarborough Borough Council market superintendent at Scarborough Market Hall said: “The food suppliers in the market are all doing an amazing job, working flat out to ensure deliveries are going out every day and still managing to serve customers who are able to come into the market for their essential shopping.

"They have a great supply system, with fresh produce coming in daily and we have put additional measures in place to ensure our customers can shop as safely as possible, including a new ‘one-way system’ and extra cleaning throughout the day.

" We really appreciate the support that the local community is giving to the market and look forward to continuing to support them in any way we can.”

Janet Deacon, tourism and corporate marketing manager for Scarborough Borough Council and area director for Welcome To Yorkshire, said: “The health crisis is opening people’s eyes to alternative food sources and our local producers are stepping up brilliantly to meet demand.

"While in ‘normal’ times, it might seem more convenient to use a supermarket, this is a great time to explore the riches on our doorsteps, championing local businesses, producers and farmers who might ordinarily struggle without the region’s tourism industry to support them,” she said.

“When the crisis is over, these businesses should be able to resume their normal routines, but hopefully have other new income streams open to them that were not there before, helping the area to come back better and stronger.

"We’re lucky to have such a glorious and diverse food industry on the Yorkshire Coast. Now is the time to break our usual habits and shop local so that we can stay healthy together.”