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Follow traders' top festive tips.

AVISIT to St Johns Market, city centre, Liverpool, is a must for great value this Christmas.

From turkey to toys, sprouts to sportswear and salmon to slippers, the market is packed with everything you'll need for Christmas - at amazing prices.

All the fresh food is sourced locally whenever possible to give you 'fresh for less' while supporting local far mers.

Visitors to St Johns Market can gain entry to a free competition to win a mega hamper of traders' produce worth PS400. See posters in store for full details.

To help you get more for less this festive season the traders have come up with their top tips for the 12 days of Christmas.

Save money on all your fruit and vegetables at Eat More Fruit. Seasonal Christmas vegetables such as sprouts, carrots and potatoes are sourced locally to give you prices lower than your local supermarkets for salad, fruit and vegetables.

St Johns Market has seven butchers, offering you great variety this Christmas, from duck, goose and turkey to sausages and bacon, prepared by experienced butchers.

J P Daley is the only fishmonger in Liverpool city centre. John's top tip is a fresh sea food starter to make Christmas dinner really special, such as baked sea bass, prawns or smoked salmon.

The Sweet Stall's top tip is to make your own Christmas gifts by bringing any box or container and they will fill it with a huge choice of all your past and present candy favourites at great prices.

Chicken George's top tip for Christmas is to take extra care with your chicken or turkey and turn it upside down during roasting to keep it moist so it will be bursting with flavour.

The Coffee Centre's top tip is to prepare a delicious cup of fresh coffee for after Christmas dinner and relax with a traditional mince pie or slice of cake from Bakery Mini Market.

St Johns Market also offers extremely affordable sportswear, like the Track and Field Bronx sweat shirt and matching pants which is ideal comfort wear.

Don't forget to treat your pets at Christmas with a visit to St Johns Pet Store. Check out their range of very reasonably priced Christmas pet stockings and Christmas turkey themed dog toys.

Trainers, slippers, bags and babywear in St Johns Market make great presents for young and old without breaking the budget. See the wide range of styles and sizes available, from cute baby's dresses to trendy babies' and toddlers' converse trainers. For the grown-ups there are fashionable scarves, gloves and slippers, jumpers and warm cardigans. ? St Johns Shopping Centre is on St George's Way, Liverpool city centre. Just look for the Radio City tower! Satnav users should use the postcode L1 1LQ.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 13, 2012
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