The taste of France is coming to Chorlton, with a trial market pitching up in the centre for two days in June.
Manchester City Council has secured an agreement with Brittany-based French market operators, Team Fantastique, to offer fresh French produce for all those in search of the Good Life this summer.
The market will offer various French cheeses, pates, pancakes, breads, auvergne dried sausage and confectionary as well as non-food product such as Marseille soaps and bath oils.
The market will be held on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June, and if successful will return again 5 - 6 September.
Councillor Eddy Newman, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services said: "Fresh produce markets are proving extremely popular across the city and I am confident that this will be no exception. Future markets will, of course, be dependent on local support in June but if successful, I would expect regular specialist markets in Chorlton to be established, enhancing the attractiveness of the shopping experience in this vibrant part of Manchester."
Further to an extensive appraisal examining possible locations, the market will be situated outside Chorlton Library on Manchester Road.
Manchester City Council Markets' Department will be evaluating its success via a questionnaire and will subsequently produce a report on the feasibility of continuing similar markets in Chorlton on a long-term basis.
The initial trial markets will take place 13 - 14 June.
For updates on these and any possible future markets including the provisional markets in September visit www.manchester.gov.uk/markets
Claire Keegan, tel: 0161 234 4014