Trafford celebrates A Taste of Spring

April 9, 2013 3:47 pm

Trafford celebrated spring in style on Sunday with a fantastic festival of food, crafts and plants held against the backdrop of Altrincham town centre’s historic Market Hall.


A Taste of Spring was the latest offering in the calendar of Trafford’s popular food and drink events. More than 50 per cent of businesses who took part on the day were local, with many of the producer stalls selling out.


Annabel Hall, of delicatessen and coffee shop Gastronomy in Hale, said: “It was great exposure for our business. As well as showcasing our offer to new customers we were able to introduce existing customers to new products.”


Amongst the highlights on the day were Ashton-on-Mersey based caterers Olive Connection selling vintage cream teas in the Market House to the sounds of the 1940s and 50s. The building was decorated with flower bunting made by children who attended the Twilight Market and added to by visitors on the day.


Visitors to the event were able to sit in the sunshine and listen to retro vinyl music being played on turntables, much to the fascination of the younger generation!


Local company Sweet Octopus, who sold a range of authentic green teas and patisserie, won the Best Dressed Stall competition and won the cost of their stall fee back.


If you would like to join the mailing list to find out more about future Trafford events, e-mail your contact details to


Alison Klabacher, Trafford Council, Communications Unit, 0161 912 4080.


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