ANNOUNCEMENT: West Malling Farmers Market Re Opened on Sunday 23 August 2020
We worked very hard between May and August 2020 to try and secure some funding to get West Malling Farmers Market up and running again abiding by the Government requirements. The costs are high spread over a possible 12 – 18 months based on the current social distancing requirements. We also supplied our health and safety risk assessment to the Borough Council for the farmers market to re open..
We’re pleased to confirm that the funding was agreed which meant that we could re – open West Malling Farmers Market in August 2020 – the first market took place on Sunday 23rd August. We would like to thank West Malling Parish Council, Kent County Council Councillors and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council for their help and support in enabling West Malling Farmers Market to re open.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the farmers market stallholders.
UPDATE ON THE 24TH JANUARY 2021 WEST MALLING FARMERS MARKET
Sadly we have had to postpone the farmers market due to take place in West Malling this coming Sunday 24th January. It was a very difficult decision to make but came following requests by the Local Enforcement Officer to not encourage more visitors to West Malling High Street.
COVID safety measures are in place within the farmers market with marshalls, one way system, restricting the number of people within the farmers market at any one time etc., and these have all been observed by local enforcement officer at previous farmers markets it is the increase in numbers of visitors to West Malling for the farmers market which is the Local Authorities concern.
A number of the cafes in West Malling are offering take away services and queues are regularly causing problems in the town.
The situation will be reviewed in the coming weeks in discussion with the Parish Council and Local Authority.
Some of the West Malling Farmers Market stallholders will be offering a delivery service including:
Naked and Ready
Far Acre Farm
The French Deli
St Apple Hurst Roast
We hope that you respect the difficult decision that we have had to make and we hope the farmers market returns soon.
page updated by Sandra Tuesday 19th January 2021
If you would like an email reminder about West Malling Farmers Market please send an email to email@example.com and in the subject title include Reminder: West Malling
West Malling farmers market is held on the fourth Sunday of every month in the High Street, which is closed for the day, of this picturesque and historic market town. The Farmers Market in West Malling has been operating since 2000, making it one of the longest running farmers markets in Kent and is very popular with local residents.
One of the busiest Farmers’ markets in Kent, it has over 40 stalls at the height of the season. You can buy all your local fresh produce, locally produced preservers, fruit juice, beer, bread, cakes and a lot more with plenty of free samples. There are a few local craft stalls and the emphasis of the Farmers Market is on quality local food. Most months there are other things going on, please check www.westmallingfarmersmarket.co.uk for details. Each month a space is allocated to a local group to promote their activities. Please contact the Market Organiser if you would like to book a space.
If you would like a reminder of the date sent directly to you from West Malling Farmers Market giving an update of what will be available at the farmers market that month simply visit the Farmers Market websitewww.westmallingfarmersmarket.co.uk and register for the monthly reminder service.
4th Sunday of the month
open to the public 9.30am to 1.30pm
West Malling High Street, Kent ME19 6NE
West Malling Farmers Market Dates for 2021
* Sunday 24 January – POSTPONED DUE TO CONCERNS AROUND NUMBER OF PEOPLE VISITING WEST MALLING HIGH STREET FOR THE FARMERS MARKET
* Sunday 28 February
* Sunday 28 March
* Sunday 25 April
* Sunday 23 May
* Sunday 27 June
* Sunday 25 July
* Sunday 22 August
* Sunday 26 September
* Sunday 24 October
* Sunday 28 November
* December 2021 date to be confirmed