THE Market Place was filled with colourful and appealing stalls over the weekend as the vegan fair returned for its third year.

Showcasing independent businesses and brands on Sunday, May 22, shoppers could browse a variety of products, from hemp to artwork to cruelty-free skincare products and soaps.

There was an array of tempting street food plus brownies, bakes, and pastries for those who wanted to try out some vegan recipes. 

Collectively, the variety of stalls brought an awareness of nature and a conscious, plant-based lifestyle.

Animal artist Naomi Fox, of Naomi Joy Art, said: “It is my first-time here in Salisbury and it is really nice to have the open Market Place as the stalls have much more space. I would definitely come again; people have been really interested in what we are doing.

“I personally have loved it as I am in my studio for much of the time so to come out and hear such lovely things has been great.”

Catherine Bower runs Venus Hemp and was delighted by the turnout, travelling from Devon for the occasion. 

She explained that she grows the hemp that is used and in addition to a wide range of skincare products such as face oils and body wash, she also focuses on the nutritional aspects.  

With a perfect sunny day, there was a steady stream of shoppers and there appeared to be something for everyone.  

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