A STREET market is looking for new vendors and traders as it continues to grow and evolve.

Braintree Street Market takes place on the last Saturday of each month, with a slight variation in dates during the Christmas season, and runs alongside a weekly traditional market.

Existing stallholders sell everything from African-inspired casual clothing to handmade crochet toys, to artisan chilli jam and hot Mexican street food.

Now, the market is looking to offer craftspeople the chance to showcase their talents and products and reach a local audience with a focus on Bohemian-style clothing, silver, and gold jewellery, and floristry.

The market is also seeking an independent coffee trader, a crepe or waffle stand, a vegan street food vendor, and artisan bread and pastries to complement the existing range of food stalls.

One of the newest traders to join Braintree Street Market is Datum Attitude Brewing Co, run by husband and wife duo Sam and Amy Morris.

The beers have proved so popular with street market shoppers that the couple plan to run a bar at future events, so people can sample the different beers before buying.

Braintree Council economic growth boss Tom Cunningham said: “We would like to grow and evolve our market and bring in traders that are selling unique products not already available either at our street market or our regular street market so we can offer shoppers the best possible range of items.

“We particularly want to hear from those who use locally-sourced ingredients or make their products here in Braintree district as we continue to seek ways to reduce the number of miles food and other items travel before reaching the consumer.”