Peddler crew bring ‘floral feast for the eyes’ to Castlegate
The team that organise Kelham Isand’s ever-popular Peddler night market are set to launch a brand-new celebration of all things botanical this weekend.
The seeds of excitement for Pollen were planted over a year ago, and after a lengthy delay they and are finally able to see their all-new inner city flower market hit Castlegate’s Grey to Green Cycle Track this Sunday, 19 September.
The event will feature around 20-25 stalls with a mix of plants, flowers and produce sellers, along with botanical themed artists and makers, a mobile bar, coffee from Albie’s, as well as a small number of food traders, including New York’shire Pizza and a plant-based offering. Live music will also be provided by artists selected by regular Peddler music curators, Pink Wafer.
Project Manager Loz Barker explained: “The idea behind Pollen is to create a collective of plant, flower and produce sellers based in and around Sheffield to bring a monthly dose of all things botanical to Castlegate.
“From flowers and cacti, to fruit and veg, and more, each event will be a floral feast for the eyes, as well as the opportunity to learn some skills yourself.”
Sunday’s packed line-up includes local favourites Leaf + Shoot, who will be providing workshops, Abbeydale Road’s popular plant and homewares store Gravelpit, and Regather, a local farm that will sell their veg boxes.
They will be alongside a host of other traders selling everything from dried flower bouquets to accessories, and if anything does happen to catch your eye, you could snag a free pint as Pollen has even teamed up with Freedom Brewery to give away free drinks on the day with a Pollen token given to people once they spend over £5 at a trader.
In years gone by, the site was once upon a time the home of a flower market, but in recent years, following the relocation of the market the area has begun a process of regeneration, which has already won wide acclaim. The award-winning Grey to Green scheme, brings sustainability and colour to the city.
Loz adds: “Sheffield is home to an abundance of flower, plant and produce traders and Pollen lends itself perfectly to the Grey to Green scheme and will be a great opportunity to bring these businesses together and celebrate all things botanical in one of the greenest City’s in the UK.”
Following this weekend’s launch, the event is set to become a regular fixture on the calendar with a monthly market to be held every third Sunday. The market takes place from 10am – 4pm this Sunday, 19 September. For more info, head over to Pollen’s socials.