Life can be a treasure trove of delights and such are those when you meet up with friends of yesteryear and stumble upon an Artisan Market in the shire. Buxton hosts an Artisan Market on the first saturday of every month and on this typically overcast British day the weather was mild and the market was a beehive of skilled tradespeople peddling their delightful confections. Put on by the Market Co (www.TheMarketCo.co.uk) this event was flourishing with local producers, award winning goods, authentic street food, entertainment, arts and crafts , fresh produce and lots and lots of homemade food to purchase.
The Artisan Market had live entertainment and it was most entertaining to say the least with Izzie Naylor doing covers of hit pop songs partnered with her smooth vocal indie style. You can check out this ingenue at: www.izzienaylor.com and her album “Shatterproof” is now available.
Artisan markets are particularly awesome because of the local element. Quite often vendors at artisan markets are from your area, independent and aim for more organic or locally sourced products. It is worth it to pay just a little more for items you know you will love and have been lovingly made.