THIRSK is busy preparing for the return of the award winning Northern Dales Farmers’ market later this month.

The market is one of the UK’s largest organisations of its kind, running local food markets almost every weekend across the North-East.

Nigel Davison, market manager, wants to replicate the success of their hugely popular Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park market which attracts around 3,500 visitors every month.

He said: “After over ten years we are delighted to be returning to Thirsk Market Place and starting a new market, providing food lovers with another opportunity to buy from some of the best producers in the area, and all of them are small independent family businesses.

The market takes place on June 23 from 10am to 3pm.