MALDON'S Promenade Park is set to be lined with a range of ethical and sustainable vegan food stalls and street vendors in a brand new event next month.

The Maldon Vegan Market set to take place on March 19 will feature a huge variety of vegan street food, artisan bakes and craft cheeses.

It will also offer handmade cosmetics, ethical clothing and jewellery, arts and crafts and charity stalls.The event will run from 10.30am to 4pm and has been designed by the Vegan Market Company (VMCO) to make veganism more accessible and inclusive for anyone interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle.

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VMCO’s founder, Lewis Beresford said: “We are so excited to be coming to Maldon for the first time. We work hard to find the country’s leading vegan producers, from street food vendors and bakers, to ethical clothing and cosmetic producers.

“We also work with many local businesses and can’t wait to give all of these fantastic producers the platform they deserve and to introduce them to the wonderful people of the Maldon District.

“It is our mission to showcase some of the country’s best ethical and sustainable producers and make it our mission to make veganism accessible and inclusive.

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“We are also proud to be promoting sustainable lifestyle choices with our events and supporting local communities to discover veganism and ethical shopping.”

Zeb and Harriet, owners of the Gnome Café in Maldon said: “As a newly opened vegan business in the heart of Maldon High Street, we are so excited to be joining many other like-minded businesses for this event.

“We hope the vegan market continues to drive the conversation of environmental ethics and sustainability in Maldon and gets people to try something new.”