THE sun was shinning as a continental market bringing the tastes, smells and products of Europe into Uttoxeter was once again welcomed to the streets.
The Traditional European Food and Craft Fair returned to the Market Place at the weekend and welcomed visitors from across the town to taste some continental delicacies.
The traders also looked the part as they dressed in their traditional local costumes from 100 years ago as well as decorating their stalls to represent the region of the country that they come from.
Market organiser Olivier Simonin said although they did not welcome as many visitors as they expected it will not stop them returning to the town with another market in the future.
He told The Advertiser: “It was so so and we had an average amount of visitors.
“It was not as busy as it used to be but we are planning to hold another market in Uttoxeter soon.”
The event was organised by Traditional Markets and has become a regular feature in the town over the last few years.
The market saw traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland and Poland, among others, set up stalls in the town centre on Friday and Saturday.
Most of the products on offer come from their own region and were produced by small organisations such as family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods to maintain high standards of quality.
Delicacies on offer included Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, cheeses, sausages, tartiflette, charcuteries, fresh bread and croissants as well as handbags, soaps, leather items, children’s toys and pashminas.
More information on the European Markets is available at www.traditionalmarket.co.uk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/traditionalmarket