Market Foodies step up to help community

Wednesday 1 April 2020 Market Foodies step up to help community

Food businesses at the Idlewells Market have introduced a delivery service to help Ashfield’s most vulnerable residents.

Providing fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, the addition of a delivery service has given a number of customers across Ashfield peace of mind at this difficult time.

Colledges Butchers, Larvin’s Fruit and Vegetables, Nigel’s Fresh Fish and Spicee are continuing to produce a quality service, with up to 30 deliveries every day.

Larvin’s have also recently made a special delivery of five food packs to five heroic nurses at City Hospital in Nottingham.

The businesses have already been receiving fantastic feedback from the community. One customer said she was “really impressed with these guys, not only staying open during these uncertain times to provide for their community but also the great customer service and speedy delivery… thank you so much.”

Another customer said: “Just had my first fruit and veg box delivered, amazing price and quality, couldn’t ask for a better service.”

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of the Council said: “Our Indoor market traders have put in a tremendous effort to ensure residents still have access to their essentials. Receiving a delivery of the quality food that these traders provide is a small but very much appreciated action for some of the most vulnerable in our community. 

“The customer feedback so far has been great so with a lot of mainstream supermarkets struggling to provide online delivery slots, I encourage more people to consider using our fantastic traders at Idlewells.”

The market itself is still open to the public from 9am to 1pm Monday to Saturday. Customers should note that access is only available from the Bus station entrance. Visitors are encouraged to adhere to the government’s social distancing advice of staying two metres apart at all times.

Customers who wish to book a delivery can do so by calling the traders directly:

  • Larvins Fruit and Vegetables – 07478 578156
  • Colledges Butchers – 01623 554374
  • Nigel’s Fresh Fish - 07811 737541
  • Spicee – 07516 758566 or 01623 460327 (in the market Thursday-Saturday)
  • Geoff Webster Bakery – 01623 625448 (delivering from their Mansfield store)

For more information, visit the Idlewells Market Facebook page -


Photo: Jean Christophe Novelli visit (May 2019)