Do you love to cook? Are you a novice cook, but want to learn? Do you love the idea of shopping locally for food, but find it hard to fit in? Do you want to buy from your local market but struggle with recipe ideas? If the answer to any of these is yes, then we have the solution for you!
Darwen Market is delighted to be teaming up with local chef and Supper Club host Maria Grieco, from Dinner at Maria’s, to bring to you “It’s in the Bag” cook-at home-packs. The bags will consist of delicious fresh produce supplied by traders from Darwen Market and a tried and most definitely tested recipe by Maria. The packs will be available to buy via online system WeFiFo and can then be collected from Darwen Market on 20th March between 12pm and 2pm. The cut off to order will be Thursday 18th March at 2pm, and a limited number of bags are available – so get your order in quick!
It’s in the Bag enables you to create simple home cooked food, with the very best produce, without digging out a cookbook and going shopping for all the ingredients yourself. The aim is to provide healthy, easy to follow, tasty recipes with all the produce you need at an affordable price. This first version of “It’s in the Bag” has a Greek theme, with Greek chicken and Greek baked eggs options available. You’ll get a recipe card in your bag that you’ll be able to keep and use as a reference to make the meal again.
Dinner at Maria’s began as a Supper Club that Maria hosted in her home, where people could come together and share food in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. Its success led Maria to “pop up” in a number of local settings including Four Seasons Garden Centre, Darwen Market and Tockholes Village Hall, and she has made appearances at Bolton Food & Drink Festival. Maria has also formed a successful partnership with Cuckoo Gin at Brindle Distillery.
The pandemic prompted Maria to provide delicious home cooked takeaways while her supper club couldn’t run, and these have proven to be hugely successful – they sell out very swiftly on WeFiFo. Maria is a supporter of Darwen Market and shopping local, and is thrilled to be using her fantastic culinary skills to make the market produce into fresh, appetising, stress-free meals.
Darwen Market food traders continue to work hard throughout the current COVID 19 crisis. Initially, they were able to deliver locally when other providers were struggling with stock and keeping up with the demand. Many of these traders and some of our non-food stalls are still offering a delivery service and / or collection service, and the market is open for essential shopping 8am-4pm on Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri and Sat. Darwen Market can meet your needs whether you want to shop in-person, or would prefer make use of the convenient delivery/collection services.