Market gets new flavours

Stuart Hirst (left), with Labener Satarin and James Russell, the council's head of environmental health.
Stuart Hirst (left), with Labener Satarin and James Russell, the council's head of environmental health.

CLITHEROE Market is joining the resurgence in Ribble Valley food by welcoming two new traders.

The market – already home to Ferguson’s Deli, which is featured on the Ribble Valley Food Trail, as well as legendary fruit and veg stall Burney’s – recently welcomed two new specialist food traders, Continental Foods and Curried Away.

Continental Foods, formerly of Blackburn Market, is run by husband and wife Danny and Labener Satarin, and stocks a feast of continental food such as German soup, Italian pasta, cured meats from Poland, Spain and Germany, and speciality breads.

Curried Away will be Clitheroe Market’s first specialist purveyors of hot and cold curried snacks, Punjabi-style curries, curry pastes, sauces and spices.

According to many, the best broth in Lancashire can be found at Ferguson’s Deli stall on Clitheroe Market during the winter months, while proprietor David Metcalfe’s pies and pastries – made from fresh local produce using hand-me-down recipes – have become a firm favourite with shoppers.

Ribble Valley Borough Council deputy leader Stuart Hirst said: “Clitheroe Market already has some of the best food stalls in Lancashire and these two new traders are an exciting addition to the market’s excellent food offer.

“We are looking forward to the market playing an increasingly prominent role in the resurgence of Ribble Valley food.”

Clitheroe has hosted a regular market since the Norman Conquest in the 12th Century.

On “market day” – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – a wide variety of stalls sell fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, fish and meat, clothing and lingerie, pottery and craft items, curtains and fabrics, rugs and household textiles, flowers and electrical goods.