A NEW market selling locally produced goods will be held for the first time this Saturday.

Made Bradford was set up to give local producers a new way to showcase their wares, as well as bringing more people into the Darley Street area, which has recently been hit by a decline in footfall.

The market, which has been supported by Bradford Council, is for traders from Bradford and the surrounding area, and despite having just started, the market is already oversubscribed.

Among the businesses taking stalls at the first market are Woods Brownie Company, All Mapped Out, which sells laser cut crafts, Love4letterpress, selling printed arts goods, Lozzie Ozzie personalised mugs and Love Podge cakes.

Other items on sale include paintings and candles.

The criteria for getting a stall is that items must be made locally, rather than brought in to re-sell.

It is hoped the markets will draw more people who would normally stick to shopping in the Broadway Centre into other parts of the city, and the first one coincides with the Creative Streets events on Darley Street on Saturday, including music, arts and street performances.

Organisers say it will also give a higher profile to the small, independent producers, many of which are home based, or only sell their goods online.

Shy Burham, a local photographer and one of the market’s organisers, said: “Some of the people there will have stalls at other markets, others largely sell their goods on line.

“We wanted a certain kind of market, and some people who came forward were not right for it. It is mostly arts and crafts.

“So many people have come forward to be part of it, and if we don’t have space for a seller this time we will try to fit them in on the next market.”

A further market is planned for the weekend the Tour De Yorkshire comes to the city, on April 29 and 30, and after that it is hoped there will be several markets a year.

The market will run from 10am to 5pm.