Independent businesses remain open at Five Valleys Artisan Market, but they need our support

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While the latest lockdown is proving devastating for many local retailers, that’s not the case for traders at the Five Valleys Artisan Market in Stroud which are remaining open throughout lockdown.

Five Valleys traderStroud shoppers can pick up everything they need such as fresh bread from The Artisan Baker, meats from Waghorne’s Butchers, fish from Pershores Seafood and Delicatessen produce from Armadeli.

Plenty of food-to-go outlets are also trading through the lockdown, operating a takeaway service for ready-made meal options including Pieminister, Thai 2 Go, Non Solo Pasta, Brody’s Takeout, The Warren and Callaghin’s Kitchen.

The Market’s Artisan Chocolatier, Xocolatl are also remaining open, selling handmade chocolates and cakes.

Looking ahead to when the centre can fully re-open in December, the team at Five Valleys are preparing to host a late night market every Friday in December where visitors can enjoy the very best food and drink Stroud has to offer plus live festive entertainment until 9pm.

The Five Valleys Market will also be welcoming five new, local traders in the coming weeks bringing food options from around the world including South East Asia and South America. A local specialist wine and spirits merchant will also be joining the market with exciting announcements to be made in the coming days.

Centre Manager of Five Valleys, Dionne Moore said: “We would love to see our lovely community come down to the Five Valleys Market and support local, independent traders who are working hard to remain open during this lockdown.”