A NORTH Yorkshire food producer launched its first ever farmers' market on Saturday.

HECK launched the market as a "fun day for foodie explorers and families" and even the dog if they were kept on a lead.

Those who attended were given a free HECK hotdog on arrival.

Taking place at HECK HQ in Lime Lane, Kirklington, near Bedale in North Yorkshire, the market offered local produce from free-range market stalls such as cheese, chutneys and charcuterie from The Truckle Cheese Company, Potters Eggs, Thornborough Cider and sweet treats from Cake Bake and Pops.

HECK are also running their pop-up shop that launched in May, where people can drop by and stock up on sausages, burgers and mince, as well as special edition flavours not available in supermarkets.

Andrew Keeble, co-founder of HECK, said: "We wanted to get behind our local community and showcase the outstanding independent producers in and around the area.

"Our factory shop has been really popular and the site where it’s based has a good amount of outside space, so we thought let’s add to this and bring together other producers into a regular community market where we can come together."