Incredible Edible Todmorden column: Introducing guests to our local traders

Shopping at Todmorden Market Hall
Shopping at Todmorden Market Hall

IETs ethos is based on caring and kindness and supporting our community, education, and business.

Taking visitors around our market and shops when they come to find out about us is a very important part of what we do as it not only shows them just how incredible our market town is it means they usually want to shop and it isn’t only food they buy.

A community group came up from Telford last week and after a talk were taken on a tour of the growing sites and then onto the market for a little shopping therapy, garden signs are a must when you’re a grower and the new stall in the market hall had the perfect signs and more, have to have it goodies even if it did mean a trip to a cash point.

We stopped off at the incredible market stall where Pam and Jenny were demonstrating tasty ways to use up leftovers, we hate waste. Once all had been seen by special request it was off to the Halifax Road chippy for lunch.

That covered all three of our basic musts, but we are trying to do a lot more this year to give a boost to local traders. Over the next few weeks we are completely revamping the local food section of our website, new businesses will be added as will recently opened or soon to open cafes and eateries, like the refurbished Golden Lion which serves salad grown at the incredible farm. Kava on Rochdale Road and fundevogel will be there too, we hope to keep folk who visit our website up to date with the best that Tod has to offer.

To achieve this our new volunteer Emma may visit shops and cafes for a chat to update info that’s already on our site, or if you are a new business add you to our pages.

So if you are a food producer or business in Todmorden or its environs and would like to be added to our website and in season serve local produce, this is anything you have sourced within thirty miles of Tod, though the closer the better of course, just email estelle@incredible-edible- to be put in touch with Emma.Help us help our town thrive.