16 December, 2008
Bury's world famous market has been crowned Best Food Market at Radio 4's prestigious Food and Farming Awards, which have been described by Jamie Oliver as the 'Oscars of the food world'.
The highly competitive event which was held at the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 26 November was attended by hundreds of food producers, shopkeepers, famous chefs, dinner ladies and campaigners.
The award for Best Food Market was fiercely contested by the three finalists, Bury Market, Queens Market Newham and Stroud Farmers Market.
Councillor Dorothy Gunther, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: "It is fantastic that Bury Market have been presented with yet another prestigious award indicating that this is one of the most outstanding markets in the country. It demonstrates the great variety of often locally produced food and drink available at the market every week."
Councillor Bob Bibby, Leader of Bury Council, said: "On market day the food hall is always bustling with customers and this award proves that Bury Market is top of the league for providing fresh local produce throughout the year. All of the stall holders on the market must be congratulated for their hard work and dedication for continuing to provide such a high quality friendly service".
Source: Bury Council