A NEW market is coming to town in Sherborne this summer.

Taking place on Sunday, June 16, the Sherborne Independent Market will be based along the lines of the hugely popular Frome Market, aiming to provide the first curated, “destination” market for Sherborne with a mix of artisan stalls running down Cheap Street, Abbey Green and the introduction of the Eco Pop Up supermarket in Digby Hall, Hound Street.

Small micro or start-up traders can host a stall for £5, giving an opportunity to showcase their offerings of homemade jam, pickles and chutneys; home-grown vegetables fresh from the allotment; tasty cakes and pastries.

Visitors can also sample the Sherborne version of The Pop Up Eco Supermarket.

Co-founder Claire Ashton said: “Eco shopping is an experience - be a part of the Eco Community and work out what suits your family and budget. Many switches are cheaper than traditional purchases, and by buying non-packaged food you only buy what you need, so you save money and reduce waste. Remember to bring your own bags, containers, jars and bottles to stock up.”