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 often a stall selling meat from free-range Sussex beef, the excellent 'salty-flavoured' Romney lamb, pork from Gloucester Old Spots - all naturally-reared by Sunbeam Farm. 'Sasso' free-range chickens from Heath Farm. Cheese from Sussex High Weald Dairy and Booker Cheese & Pasta and various stalls offering traiteur dishes.
Free-range turkeys are a bonus at Christmas, but these should be ordered; plus excellent potatoes in about 12 varieties (some organic) - from The Potato Shop near Tenterden (q.v.)
- Open: Held on the 1st Saturday of each month; between 9.00-13.00
- Closed: Remainder of week
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsArtisan Bread Asparagus fresh in season Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Bread Bread - organic Cakes - home-made style Cheese Straws Cheese - goats Cheese - local Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Chicken - reputable Free Range Chickens - free-range Sasso Chutney pickles & relishes Condiment Sauces & Jellies Eggs - Hens free range Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Game; general Honey Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Meat - organic & additive-free Meat pies Meringues Pasta - fresh Plants - culinary Pork - free range Pork - rare breeds (such as Eldon Blue & Gloucester Old Spot) Potatoes - top class/unusual Pulses Salad leaves - of high quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sausages - Game Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic