02/03/12     13:01

Shoppers in Rainham will be able to sample some continental delights when a bustling market pitches up for business next month.

A traditional continental market with traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more will be heading to Rainham Shopping Centre on Thursday, 22 and Friday, 23 March.

There will be a wide selection of fresh food and traditional goods on offer, including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, cheeses, sausages, tartiflette (a cheese and potatoes dish from the Alps), charcuterie, fresh bread, croissants and much more.

Shoppers will also be able to choose from a wide range of products including handbags, leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and pashminas.

Most of the products on sale will come from each stallholder’s region, where they are produced by family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods.

All of the traders will also be wearing traditional costumes and decorating their stall to represent the region of the country they come from.

Cllr Jane Chitty, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development said: “It’s fantastic for shoppers to be able to have the opportunity to taste and enjoy traditional foods and goods of the continent right on their doorstep.

“Markets like these always have a great bustling atmoshphere and with a real range of unique goods to choose from, I’d encourage everyone to head down to Rainham and see what’s on offer.”

For more information on the market contact Traditional Market Ltd , Olivier Simonin, Market operator or visit www.traditionalmarket.co.uk. Mobile: 07833937251