If your business and produce comply with all the criteria for participation and important health trading standards guidelines then fill in the form below to apply.
There are 3 categories for producers recognised by the Farmers Market. In order to participate you must fit into one of these categories:
- Primary Produce: Includes meat and meat products, poultry, fresh fruit and vegetables, honey plants, eggs, fish and dairy produce. Primary produce much have been grown/reared by the stallholder. Exceptions may be made for products which are not available locally or to respond to customer demand.
- Secondary Produce: including bread, baked confectionery, jams and preserves, juice, wine, cider, cheese etc., Secondary produce must be made using locally grown ingredients where available
- Plants: we encourage the sale of plants grown from seed or cuttings, where some degree of skill is involved in the growing
- Craft Stalls: craft stalls and artists may be accepted at some farmers markets but space is subject to availability
- Guest Stalls: subject to availability up to 10% guest stalls may be permitted. The stall holder must be selling products from outside the area which are not available locally
Alternatively please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the forms for the farmers markets that you would like to attend.
In line with M. Farmers Markets Limited Public Liability Insurance and National Association of Farmers Markets criteria a recent copy of your Public and Product Liability Insurance Certificate showing £5 million cover is required prior to trading at a Farmers Market.
If there is no conflict with existing producers a speedy decision will be made following your application. If, however, other producers are already selling the same items consideration will be given to a number of factors including the ability of the Farmers Market to sustain additional producers, the proximity of the producer to the Farmers Market and the nature of the business applying.
How the Farmers Market operates
- The Farmers Market is open to the public during the times shown for each individual Farmers Market (time varies dependent on the Farmers Market)
- Details will be supplied outlining arrival time
- Spaces and stalls will be allocated by the organisers
- Producers should display trading names clearly on their stalls, together with contact address and phone number. Contact details should be made available to all members of the public to enable them to make contact with producers between the Farmers Markets
- Producers should bring their own chillers or refrigerators as required – equipment requiring electricity will be tested on the day
- There is a no smoking and no dogs policy for those stalls selling food
- The size of each stall area allocated is 3m x 3m. Producers are expected to provide their own stall, side protectors and weights for their stall. Larger pitches by arrangement.
- Each market is run as a separate event
- Contact should be made prior the Farmers Market if for any reason you are not able to fulfil your booking.
- Producers must dispose of all rubbish carefully
- The allocation of stalls is soley at the discretion of the organiser
Criteria for participation
- No genetically modified (GM) produce or produce containing GM ingredients may be sold at the Farmers Market
- Produce and products offered for sale should normally be produced within 30 miles of the Farmers Market. Where producers for certain products can not be found within this area, producers from further afield may be allowed to sell at the Farmers Market
- Stall holders must grow, rear or produce the products they are selling
- No bought in produce is allowed
- Priority will be given to those producers whose businesses are closest to the Farmers Makret
- Your business must comply with all local and national laws and legislation regarding the production, labelling, display, storage and sale of goods
- You must comply with the relevant Food Safety Regulations and relevant Trading Standards legislation
- Photocopies of public liability insurance certificates must accompany your application
- The stallholders must be a direct employee of the business and involved in the production process.