Sell with us
We 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 for you. We welcome 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.
If you've never sold direct before we can help with free marketing advice and suggestions. If you have sold at farmers markets before and it didn't work out we suggest you give our markets a try, or come and visit our markets to see how we do things differently.
To ensure standards we visit 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. If you do then email or phone us for an application form.
What will 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, so beef and lamb or if you currently just grow asparagus why not try planting some seasonal fruit to sell alongside it.
Bakers / Cooks: We require that you use seasonal and local ingredients in your products they must form at least 50 % of each product or dish. We would expect at least 10 different types of products on offer every week e.g. 10 different preserves or 10 different cakes. PLEASE NOTE: We currently have no spaces for secondary producers and are not accepting applications or samples until the New Year at the earliest.
Please e-mail us if you are interested in selling with us.
What gaps do we have currently?
We need more:
- Dairy farmers producing cream and milk (cow and goat) especially unhomogenized and raw milk
- Dairy farmers producing cheese
- Beef and Lamb farmers who can cut meat to order on site
- Top fruit and soft fruit growers, especially those with good storage to offer fruit for an extended season.