MALTON’S monthly food market returned for its first event of the year on Saturday.

Run by Malton Community Interest Company (CIC), organisers brought back the market a month early with a wide range of Yorkshire specialities and more.

Market director Tom Naylor-Leyland, said: “Despite very bracing wintry weather, Malton CIC’s first monthly market of the year exceeded our expectations last Saturday.

"It was the first time we had organised a market in February and came about as a request from the regular traders who normally stand with us from March through to December each year. Trade was as brisk as the weather and the market was also well received by the shoppers who braved the cold to restock on supplies of Yorkshire’s finest produce.”