Lenham Country Market

2nd Sunday of the month

Open to the public between 9am and 1pm

Venue: Lenham Square, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2PG

Set in the picturesque square in the village Lenham’s Market was granted its original Market Charter by King John in 1206. The current market started in 2000 and operates on the second Sunday of every month.

The market offers an assortment of delicious seasonal produce, grown and sourced in the local area. You can pick everything up from seasonal fruit and vegetables, to fresh meats, fish and bread with specialties such as cheese, chutneys and game.

It also has a good selection of craft stalls including soaps, candles and wood products. 

Why not make a day of it when you come to Lenham, if you are lucky you might spot Lenham’s very own Town Crier who often makes an appearance. Most of the local shops open on market day. There are two pubs, tea rooms, antique rooms and a fish bar.

Lenham Country Market was a finalist in the Best UK Market category of the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2018 and was announced as a finalist in the Best Farmers Market Category of the Farm Retail Association 2020 awards. 

Back in the Summer 2022 Lenham Country Market was filmed for the BBC1 programme The Farmers Country Showdown. The programme follows two of the stallholders from the market and also at the Market itself. The Lenham Country Market episode on the BBC1 Farmers Country Showdown was first shown on Monday 23 January 2023 at 2.15 but is now available to watch on catch up. The link is here : BBC One – The Farmers’ Country Showdown, Series 7, Lenham Farmers’ Market

In June 2023 Lenham Country Market was announced as the Gold Winner in the Food and Drink Market Category of The Taste of Kent Awards 2023.

In May 2024 Lenham Country Market was announced as a Finalist in the Taste of Kent Awards 2024 Food and Drink Market Category

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The next Lenham Country Market is due to take place on Sunday 11th August 2024

Here’s a list of the stallholders who attended Lenham Country Market on Sunday 14th July 2024 :

Tea23 – loose teas and coffee

Brays Bees – local honey, beeswax items

Daniel – olives and more

Canterbury Cider – locally made ciders

Stour Valley Game and Meat – game/meats and sausages

Valentins – doughnuts, pizzas and more

French Deli – cheeses and other deli items

Chocorox – chocolate strawberries and other chocolate items

Pinch of Sea Salt – lots of different salts

Wattie Wicks – candles, wax melts and diffusers

R and D Plants – seasonal plants including vegetable plants

Hamsey Greens – micro greens – live plants, seeds etc.,

Low Wood Nursery – seasonal Plants

My Farmers Market – jams, marmalades and chutneys

Lou Lou Bella – soaps, lotions, bath bombs

Cured and Smoked – locally smoked salmon

Greenlake Woods – items made from recycled materials

Sweet Pea Bakery – traditional cakes by the slice

Your Paradise at Home – outdoor tropical cushions and tote bags

Perry Court Farm – seasonal fruit and vegetables

* Guest Stall – More Tasty Crumbs – cookie dough*

Miss Dots – dog treats and pup cakes

Finnesse Juice – juices and more

Botterells – fresh fish

May Farm – Ice Cream

Stallholder attendance may change due to individual circumstances

Updated: Sandra Monday 15th July 2024

We would like to encourage customers visiting Lenham Country Market to follow these guidelines:

Please take care:

Form orderly queues where necessary or come back to that stall later

Respect other people in wanting you to keep your distance

Most stallholders accept contactless card payment or cash

LENHAM COUNTRY MARKET DATES FOR 2024:

Sunday 14 January

Sunday 11 February

Sunday 10 March

Sunday 14 April

Sunday 12 May

Sunday 9 June

Sunday 14 July

Sunday 11 August

Sunday 8 September

Sunday 13 October

Sunday 10 November

Sunday 8 December

LENHAM COUNTRY MARKET AND LOCKDOWN

Lenham Country Market reopened on Sunday 9th August 2020 in Lenham Square following the Lockdown. Social distancing measures had been put in place with more space between the stalls with a hand sanitizing area at the Fish and Chip shop entrance to the car park. Stallholders also accepted contactless card payments with the Market being open to the public between 9am and 1pm.

Everyone keep safe and keep well and thank you for your support