You know summer has arrived when the Roots Culture Summer Markets start up again. Well, let's ignore the fact that not only has Spring only just got going and it practically snowed this morning (a hail and sleet whiteout anyway!), but hey it was very summery last week and the Roots Culture Markets always add a touch of sunshine to any Sunday.
The Roots Culture Markets have been a stronghold of the Mount Pleasant Eco Park for a few years now and always draw in a crowd of appreciating punters to enjoy the local products, crafts, and food. It offers a laid back vibe, all the more added to by The Tropical Pressure Sound System playing some choice tunes in the background.
The Markets always provide for the hungry vegan, with various food trucks in attendance alongside the Cabana Kitchen and Cafe, the plot to plate kitchen and cornerstone of the Eco Park. However, we were delighted to learn that the first Summer Market of the year, this coming Sunday 7th April, is to be a completely vegan affair. Vegan food vendors, vegan lifestyle stalls, coffee, cakes, treats, local ale and ciders; it sounds like an ideal day for a bit of a vegan pamper and damn good scoff.
Should the weather not treat us well, there is plenty of undercover space under the oak atrium and inside the timber barn. Should it be a true representation of the Summer we are all hanging on for, there is a huge amount of beautiful lawn and grounds to release the kids and dogs into barefoot and fancy free. There is even a campsite with glamping options if you want to take that step towards summer even further.
It's a free event, even the parking is free, so what is there to lose (apart from some pocket money on vegan treats!)? It runs from 11am - 4pm but as ever, it's probably best to arrive early before all the treats get snapped up! For more details, check out the Roots Culture Vegan Market Facebook events page.