A MODERN Traditional Market that is
FOR THE PLANET
FOR THE COMMUNITY
FOR GOOD FOOD
The people of Chester have shared with us what matters to them about a market. We have held extensive consultation events which have informed the Chester Market Vision & Manifesto. We have set high standards for traders, event organisers and our staff to deliver the best market possible. The vision driving the new market is to be a ‘modern traditional market’ that is good for you! From nutrition to sustainability, creativity to inclusivity we can’t wait to share the good times ahead. Come and discover our new market where you really can shop local and eat global!
The Manifesto sets out the thinking behind the Vision. It is for everyone: traders, curators, event managers, trustees and visitors.
It establishes the principles, quality and pricing standards and environmental imperatives for users of the market and the way the market is managed.
A Modern TRADITIONAL Market
Chester Market has been at the heart of the city’s trade for nearly 900 years, and we have not fundamentally changed what the market is here for.
While rooted in the traditions of a medieval market, we also have to continuously evolve and provide for the changing tastes and needs of our customers.
Good for the PLANET
Every little thing we do can make a difference to the world around us, and by caring from the outset that our foundations are firmly rooted in doing the right thing for our planet. Our environmental approach is not to add gimmicks, it is to think differently about everything and encourage local sourcing.
Good for CHESTER
Chester is a fantastic city, vibrant and active. The market is at the heart of everything, it is active when the city lulls and is there to support when the city is at its more vibrant and active. The market has a real role to play in providing a space for sharing and raising awareness of who and what else is happening in Chester.
Good for GATHERINGS
Inside and out, it is a space for people to gather for a purpose. We are here to give people a good reason to come into our city, again and again. with over 400 seats across different areas, stage and screen these is always something happening at the market.
Good for GOOD FOOD
Our fresh food market offers the best of everything for good eating, supporting our healthy eating choices from our produce and food traders. We care passionately about the quality of the food available in our market and we care that there are affordable options too.
Good for THE COMMUNITY
Chester Market is an indoor space for everyone in the community to use. It is not for any one specific group. We have different areas of the market aimed at making a comfortable and inclusive space for people with different needs at the same time.
Good for BUSINESS
The market is here to trade. Customers want quality and value, traders want to provide a service and make a profit. We are here to provide the support for that relationship. The Market is a collaboration of all involved for the benefit of everyone.