It is generally accepted by most farmers' markets that stall holders must have grown, bred, caught, pickled, brewed or baked the goods themselves. Their main emphasis is to help local producers and processors to sell their goods directly to the public, near their source of origin.
The selection of goods available will vary with the season and location. However, you are likely to find a delicious selection of vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, bread and cakes, fruit juices and dairy products.
There is generally a stall selling meat from free-range Sussex beef, the excellent 'salty-flavoured" Romney lamb, pork from Gloucester Old Spots and free-range chickens - all naturally-reared by Sunbeam Farm. Free-range turkeys are a bonus at Christmas, but these should be ordered. Botterell's of Rye sell fresh fish, plus crabs, lobsters and scallops.
If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards. Small classes.
- Open: Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month between 9.00-13.00
ProductsAsparagus fresh in season Beef - grass fed Bread Cakes - home-made style Cheese - local Chicken - reputable Free Range Chutney pickles & relishes Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crab - Cooked Crab - Dressed Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Fish fresh general Fish - Shellfish Honey Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Lobsters - cooked Meat - organic & additive-free Pork - free range Pork - rare breeds (such as Eldon Blue & Gloucester Old Spot) Potatoes - top class/unusual Sausages - Pork Scallops - fresh Bay Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas)