We have been running the farmers markets for a long time now but we haven’t organised an evening farmers market so far.
We got the idea for Summer Evening Farmers Market about 10 years ago whilst holidaying in France where they run additional evening markets during the Summer which are very popular. It’s an idea we have been working on for a number of years but we have been looking to find the right venue to run them.
We believe we have found the right venue in Danson House. It’s set overlooking the award winning Danson Park, and is a Grade 1 listed Palladian villa which was officially re opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in July 2005. The Summer Evening Farmers Market will be held in the surroundings of Danson House.
We are looking forward to offering our first Summer Evening Farmers Market on Thursday 14 May and then the 2nd Thursday of the month up to September.
Update: 1st June 2020. We postponed the May Summer Evening Farmers Market in response to the COVID 19 situation. Subsequently we received notification from Danson House staff that no events would take place at Danson House until at least October. This is to allow their staff to focus entirely on the day to day function of the building which is as a Register Office. We’ll continue discussions with Danson House staff later in the year.