Do you want to sell with us?
welcome farmers, nurseries, fishermen, bakers, preserve makers and cooks at our
markets. If you grow it or make it using local ingredients we may have a place
We value conventional and organic production methods. Your sales staff must be
involved in the business and be able to talk with knowledge about the products
they are selling.
offer marketing advice and suggestions.
have sold at farmers markets before and it didn't work out, give our markets a
try, or come and visit our markets to see how we do things differently.
all farms and businesses before they sell at our markets. We expect to see
receipts for local ingredients and movement books for livestock. Seed and plant
receipts will also be requested along with details of cold storage. See our rules to check that you meet our standards, then email or phone us for
an application form.
increase the chance of me getting a space?
Farmers / Growers: We look for heritage varieties and traditional
breeds. Good stall presentation is key to good sales and we expect all stalls
to look the part. Having more than one product will help your sales and make
your stall more viable.
Cooks: We require you to use at least 50% seasonal and local ingredients in
each product or dish.
Bakers aren’t required to use a majority of local ingredients but we do ask
that you use as many locally sourced ingredients as you can and to always use
natural fats and free range eggs.
Please e-mail us if you are interested in selling with us.
do we have currently?
Application for secondary products (processed /
baked foods) are open until end of April 2017.
read our rules carefully before applying.
products fall into the non-permitted category your application will be rejected
so to avoid disappointment please do not apply. We get hundreds of applications
each year for secondary products, and have limited spaces.
are considering setting up a new food business but are not trading yet please contact
us only when you have had some experience of selling.
need to see proof of the origin of your ingredients.
Producer Permitted Categories
Goods - Breads, cakes, biscuits, pies, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pasta, pates, terrines, vegetarian and
vegan snacks such as samosas & pakoras, dumplings.
Jams, chutneys, sauces, cordials, soups
ice cream, custards
Drinks - spirits and beer are permitted from craft breweries, cordials if made from local fruit.
Producer Non permitted categories
wraps, chocolates and confectionary, juices, cured meats and fish, imported foods –
olives, olive oil etc
We do not permit secondary producers to grill meats
on our markets.
for secondary products are open for a limited time only each year.
think your products comply with our rules, to be considered for the application
process please e-mail the following information:
Your Full Name and Trading Name
Your full business address and telephone number
Your VAT number if applicable
An outline and list of your products and where you currently sell them
The name and address of the local authority where you are registered as a food
We will get
back to you to let you know if we can progress your application to the next
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To celebrate the opening we're giving you the chance to win a one minute dash around the
market on the 10th June.
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