Farmers Markets in Kent

Linton Market

It is just amazing, how many Farmers' Markets there are in Kent.

And thanks to Dominic Knight, former landlord at the Bull Inn, we even had one in Linton – but only for a short while in 2007, as it turned out!

I have left the picture above as a memorial to a brave effort… and below are details of all the current farmers markets in Kent that we are aware of.

 

Every time you visit a farmers' market, you are helping to support local producers. You are buying fresh produce, often organic, grown locally and not flown in from around the world… go on, do it, you know it makes sense!

 

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Farmers Markets in Kent

 

Warning: I have tried to make this list as accurate as possible, but information can be out of date or conflicting.

Check first wherever possible, if you are travelling far! If you find an error, please let the Webmaster know (see right)

 

 

 

Daily Markets

Canterbury: The Goods Shed Station Road West (every day except Monday, 10am – 7pm, 4pm Sundays) Tel: 01227 459153.

Swingfield: MacFarlane's Garden and Butterfly centre, Canterbury Road, Swingfield, near Folkestone (On A260) (Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm) Tel: 01303 844244

Weekly Markets

Aylesham: St Peters Hall, Dorman Avenue, North Aylesham (Every Friday, 2pm till 5pm) Contact: Jim Adams 01304840905
 
Bexley: Freemantle Hall, High Street, Bexley (Every Friday, 9.45am – 11.30am) from Good Friday 25th March 2005
 
Bromley: Pedestrian High Street (every Friday & Saturday – 9am to 5pm) Tel: 020 8466 0719. www.bromley.towntalk.co.uk
 
Capel-Le-Ferne: Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue (every Tuesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm) “Best farmers market in Kent 2004” http://www.sovereignty.org.uk/features/footnmouth/capel.html
 
Egerton, Ashford: Millenium Hall, Egerton (Every Friday, 2pm – 4.30pm) Tel: 01233 756548

Eynsford: Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, (Every Friday, 2pm – 3pm Tel: 01322 863421

Faversham: Around the old Guildhall (Every Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00pm , Fridays and Saturdays 9.00am – 5.00pm) http://www.hughmark.co.uk/town_markets.php

Gravesend: Old Town Hall, High Street (every Friday 10am to 1pm) Tel:.01474 337382.

Longfield: Long Valley Community Hall (Every Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am.

Margate:  Margate High Street (Every Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm) NOTE:  Seasonal market- reopens in the Spring http://www.hughmark.co.uk/town_markets.php
                         

Ramsgate: High St, Kings St, Queen St & Cavendish Street, Town Centre (Every Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm http://www.hughmark.co.uk/town_markets.php

Rolvenden: St Mary's Church and the Village Hall (every Thursday 10am to 12 noon) Tel: 01424 855636  or email

Sandwich: the Guildhall Forecourt, (every Thursday from 9.00am – 1pm.

Shipbourne: St Giles’ Church (every Thursday, 9am to 11am). Contact Bob Taylor, 01732 833976

Sittingbourne: Adjacent to the Forum Shopping Centre. (Every Friday, 9.00am  – 4.00pm) http://www.hughmark.co.uk/town_markets.php

Willesborough, Ashford: Willesborough WI Hall, Church Road, (Every Friday, 8.30am – 11.30am)
 
 
Monthly and bi-weekly Markets
 
Ashford: High Street (first Sunday of every month) Tel: 01233 637311
 
Cliftonville: Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade, Margate (last Sunday each month – 09.00 am to 1.00pm) Tel: 01843 226033. Email: kchadband@yahoo.co.uk
 
Cranbrook: Vestry Hall, (every 4th Saturday between 9.00am and 12.00 noon). Tel: 01580 713112.
 
Deal: The Town Hall, (Every 2nd Wednesday every month, 8.30am – 1.30pm)  Information: 01304 239031 or see http://www.thebestof.co.uk/deal%20and%20sandwich/events/100299
 
Edenbridge: Market Yard Car Park, Edenbridge (third Saturday of the month, 9am to 1pm) Tel:01732 867110
 
East Farleigh: The Bull, Lower Road, East Farleigh, ME15 0HD – (1st Sunday of the month, except January and February, 9am to 12 Noon) Tel: Sue Morris, 01622 726164. http://www.kfma.org.uk/EastFarleigh
 
Erith: The Marketplace, Pier Road, Erith, (every fourth Saturday of the month). Contact David Palmer-Barnes, Town Centres Manager, on 020 8301 5210.
 
Faversham: Outside Macknade Farm Shop, off A2 (2nd Sunday of every month, 10am – 2pm) Tel:01795 538017.
 
Hadlow College: Hadlow College on the A26 (first Sunday every month, 10am – 1pm) local crafts and produce. Tel: 01732 853211. Email: dave.hammond@hadlow.ac.uk
 
Headcorn: George and Dragon Public House in the High Street (every second Saturday 10.00 am to 2.00) Penny Kemp on 01622 890601 or Sarah Farrow on 01622 891610. penny.kemp@virgin.net
 
Horsmonden: Village Green (5th May and then fortnightly each Friday, 9am to 12pm) contact: Elizabeth Taylor  tel: 01892 725798

Hythe: Hall behind The Light Railway Restaurant, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10.00am to 12.00noon, Tel: 01303 266 118 / 01303 268 715.

Langley: Langley Village Hall car park, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 10.00am to 1pm. Contact: Cheryl on 01622 862962, or email 

Lenham: Lenham Square (2nd Sunday of the month 9am to 1pm). Information: Kevin Fitzsimons, tel: 01622 679709 mob: 07977 567639. email: lenhamcountrymarket@gmail.com
 
Maidstone: Outside County Hall (ie near Maidstone East Station) fourth Saturday of every month, from 9.30am to 1pm. See: http://www.countytownfarmersmarket.co.uk/
 
And another Maidstone Farmers market, at the Museum of Kent Life, 2nd Sunday of each month. 9am to 12.30 pm.
Contact Sandra Woodfall on 07775 736116, email meophamfmkt@aol.com – always check with organisers before you visit.
 
Meopham: Meopham Fitness and Tennis Centre, Wrotham Road, Meopham (first Sunday of the month between 9.00 am and 12.30 pm). Contact Sandra Woodfall on 07775 736116 or email meophamfmkt@aol.com
 
Pembury: on The Green – opposite The Camden Arms Pub (1st Saturday of every month, 9am – 12noon) Information: 01892 825658/822012
 
Penshurst: Penshurst Place Car Park (free parking and entrance to market!) Sevenoaks Kent (First Saturday of every month from 9.30-noon) contact: Benjamin Dent email: farmersmarket at penshurst.org.uk tel: 01892 870666
 
Rochester: The Moat- Rochester Castle (3rd Sunday of the month, 9am – 1pm). Tel: 01634 331447 or Email: farmersmktroch@medway.gov.uk  Website:  http://www.rochesterfarmersmarket.co.uk/
 
Sandwich: Guildhall forecourt (4th Saturday of the month, starting 25th March, 9am – 1pm)
 
Sevenoaks: Blights Meadow (Second Friday of every month, 9am to 1pm)
 
Sissinghurst: Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Cranbrook TN17 2AB (2nd Monday of each month, 1pm – 3pm Tel: 01580 710700 ginny.coombes@nationaltrust.org.uk
 
Tenterden: East Green Gardens (every 2nd Saturday 9.30am to 1pm), Tel: 01580 240763.
 
Tunbridge Wells: Civic Way outside the Town Hall (2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, 9.30am – 2pm) Tel: Lou Milligan on 01892 554244 or email louise.blackmore@tunbridgewells.gov.uk  Web: www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk
 
West Malling: High Street (4th Sunday of the month, 10am – 2pm) Tel: 01732 876077. web: http://www.hughmark.co.uk/specialist_markets.html
 
Wye: The Green, Centre of Wye (1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 9am to 1pm) web: http://www.wyefarmersmarket.org.uk/
 
Yalding: Old Village High Street (3rd Saturday of every month, 10am 1pm) Tel: 01622 814109 Web: http://www.yaldingfarmersmarket.co.uk