POPULAR street market, the Makers Market, has created an online shop to support its network of producers during the coronavirus crisis.

Before the outbreak, the team behind the pop-up events were in Warrington every second Sunday of the month in Queens Gardens. At the markets, artisan makers and creators sell everything from African superfoods to vintage treasures.

Now a ‘virtual marketplace’ is launching on Monday to keep traders in touch with their customers. People can now make orders for delivery or collection at designated locations at the digital ‘Makers Market Shop’. There will be two delivery days for Warrington each month – with the first one being on Tuesday.

Shaun Freeman, from the Makers Market, said: “In light of the current climate the team at the Makers Market are doing all they can to continue supporting all of the small businesses that rely on our markets across the north west.

“We are therefore introducing the Makers Market online shop. Due to our large network of artisan bakers, producers, makers and creators combined with our ever growing customer base we have decided this is one of the best ways to help us and our traders throughout this turbulent time.

“We will make sure that where we can communities will still have the option to support their market and the traders that attend them. The Makers Market prides itself on giving people a platform to showcase their talents and we will continue to do so. We will be growing the online offering as time progresses and as fast as our small team can handle.”

To visit the online shop go to themakersmarketshop.co.uk