STRETFORD Market’s team have shown they are determined to provide for as normal as possible this Christmas by putting their products online to ensure the people of their town can still get farm fresh foods for the big day.

As well as being able to pre-order free range turkeys, customers will be invited to browse locally reared food from the wide range of local farmers who have attended the market in its many forms.

There will also be a selection of the best local craftsmanship with a focus on ethically and sustainably produced items.

Customers will be able to collect their order on December 23rd during an allotted Covid-safe time slot and get into the spirit of Christmas while avoiding the crowds.

Market organisers Annika Edge and Heather Garlick said: “We’re so passionate about fresh local produce and have built such a brilliant relationship with our vendors, many of whom don’t do other markets, that we wanted to find a way to help them to reach their loyal local customer base.

“We miss seeing everyone in person but this is the next best thing. It’s exciting to work with such fantastic quality produce”.

Among the range of products available will be organic sprout trees, micro greens grown on an urban farm in Stockport, bespoke face masks made by a Stretford based artist and boutique flavoured gins from a forager based in Chorlton.

The online market will run from November 1st until December 16th with customers allocated a delivery slot on December 23rd, in line with current Covid restrictions.