dates and locations of farmers markets

MARKETS

HOW TO BE A STALLHOLDER AT A FARMER'S MARKET

If you make, cook, grow or create enough art, craft etc to sell to the public a farmers market can be a good way to turn your efforts into cash.

All over Britain, almost every day of the year, farmers, growers and small producers take their produce to Farmers Markets

Have a look at some of your local markets, and if you think you could fit in make some plans.

Start by working out what you want to make. Most farmers markets discourage too much duplication of stalls, so if you want to make jams and the farmers market you would like to sell at already has a jam maker you might be disappointed so check with the farmers market organiser at an early stage.

If it's food you want to sell you have to comply with all the regulations, get onto your local Town Hall and you'll be put in touch with the correct authorities.

If it's a craft type project check your chosen farmers market allows non food stalls.

If you get permission to take a stall to sell at congratulations! Remember to go with comfortable shoes, something to sit on, a drink, a cash box or belt and be prepared for it to rain. Have a plan as to how you'll set up your display - and how to pack up what you haven't sold to bring home.

It often takes time to establish regular custom and start selling enough to make your efforts worthwhile.

Good luck!

Don't forget to check out Farmers' Markets in your area and where to find one when you're 'out and about' in the UK by going to the Farmers Market Calender

SEASONAL SPECIALS 

Candlelit Christmas Farmers Market

Yalding, Kent

In the heart of this beautiful, historic village a fantastic evening market with all the stallholders that come every month plus guest producers, an ox roast, jugglers on stilts and street music. Fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables, beef, pork and lamb direct from the farmer, honey, flowers, home-made cakes and preserves, crafts, gifts and lots more. Tea and cakes served inside the Church, a non stop barbeque run by volunteers in aid of local charities.