It’s the epicentre of food culture in Cork.
Now Cork City Council has launched a campaign to help find the next new traders at Cork’s iconic English Market.
It’s hoped that Start Your Story will entice food entrepreneurs to join a historic community of traders and start a new business at the world-renowned market.
They’re seeking applications and expressions of interest from innovative, artisan food producers and providers nationwide.
“Home to many generational family businesses, vacancies at the market are rare, however, there are currently four primely placed market stalls available to let to the right candidates,” they told us.
The letting presents both established and budding food entrepreneurs with the chance to share their passion with the thousands of tourists and locals who shop at the famed food emporium every year.
According to Brendan Walsh, Property Manager at the English Market, successful applicants can expect to operate from a high-quality fully fitted unit and avail of low monthly rates that include management, marketing, and overhead facilities:
“The market also affords traders invaluable industry insights; as they can trial products, assess demand and receive live feedback from customers, all while making lasting connections with customers, traders and suppliers in the market,” he added.
How do I apply?
All proposals are welcome and will be considered by a specialist panel to ensure new traders selected will be in keeping with the values of the market. Applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to innovation and sustainable food practices, from low ‘food miles’ to compostable packaging, will be in strong contention.