Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Food and Drink Forum recognises businesses’ needs to meet and learn in order to thrive. Networking and industry award events provide an informal way to make connections and create commercial opportunities whilst training events offer a more formal way to introduce new thinking into a business. The Forum runs range of events throughout the year to meet these needs, enabling food and drink businesses to create growth and promote the sector as a whole.

 

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* Wollaton Farmers MarketWollaton Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Wollaton farmers market is in a convenient location ready for you on the first Saturday of every month, with producers selling a wide range of food and drink products for you to purchase. These products include beef, pork, fruit, veg and flour.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Sutton Bonington Farmers MarkeSutton Bonington Farmers Marke

Time: 1:50 pm

Based at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus, this student run farmers market takes place monthly during term time and is a former winner of market of the year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2012. Making local, fresh and seasonal produce easily available to university staff, students and the community, Sutton Bonington Farmers Market has over 35 local food producers, with products ranging from locally produced vegetables, cakes meats and more.

* Burbage Farmer’s MarketBurbage Farmer’s Market

Time: 2:19 pm

Taking place on the first Saturday of each month, Burbage Farmer’s Market gives you a wonderful chance to browse and buy a number of different products from a number of different great companies. Some of these products consist of cakes, cheese, farmhouse pies and sweet treats amongst many more wonderful products for you to get your hands on.

* Axbridge Farmer’s MarketAxbridge Farmer’s Market

Time: 4:21 pm

Held right in the centre of Axbridge in Axbridge Town Square, Axbridge Farmers’ Market has been running for fifteen plus years and is home to some of the best food and drink companies across the South West. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month and for the past two years has been shortlisted for Taste of the West’s Best Farmers’ Market. Some of the regular stallholders you can find here consist of The Humble Pie Co, Fussels Fine Foods and Mere Fish Farm, amongst twenty two other companies that can be found at the market.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Digital Marketing PlanDigital Marketing Plan

Time: 9:30 am

Food and Drink – How to Create a Digital Marketing Plan his session will help you create a structured marketing action plan to keep you on track with your annual marketing plans, giving you tasks to complete week by week. We will work through the 4-step process to create a marketing action plan for your business. We will look at different ways of communicating with prospects, including content marketing, email marketing, social media, PR, websites, and SEO, and which you should use to reach your target market. Finally, we will pull it all together to create your Marketing Action Plan. Who should attend this session? Food and drink producers who are looking to have a more structured marketing plan in place What will we cover? Targeting your customers Identifying your Unique Selling Point (USP) The Communications Mix Understanding the “Buying Process” An introduction to: Content marketing Email marketing Getting found on Google Media coverage Pulling it all together into your Marketing Action Plan What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: How marketing works Why it is important to work consistently at your marketing strategy Different options for communicating with your market How to create a Marketing Action Plan from your initial ideas

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* Harborough MarketHarborough Market

Time: 8:00 am

Held on the first Thursday of each month, Harborough Market has been running for over 800 years and gives you the great the opportunity to browse and buy an assortment of great food products. Some of these products include fish, cheese, cakes, sweets and even non food products such as jewellery, furniture and pet supplies. This is a great place to buy a number of great food and drink products.

* Dealing with food complianceDealing with food compliance

Time: 10:00 am

Dealing with food compliance risks and how to prioritise activity?

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Castle Donington Farmer’s MarkCastle Donington Farmer’s Mark

Time: 8:00 am

Castle Donington Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of each month and is home to some great producers such as the Peckish Artisan Kitchen, Patricia’s Jams & Chutney, Nick the Fish and many others. A range of products are sold here consisting of Indian snacks and sweets, local honey, eggs and tea and coffee. This is the ideal place to get a multitude of products and not one to miss.

* West Bridgford Farmers MarketWest Bridgford Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Taking place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, West Bridgford Farmers Market is a place for people to buy products from a multitude of companies, with prod-ucts such as mushrooms, cheeses, hand-made chocolates and honey. This is the perfect place to go to keep up with the latest fresh produce throughout the D2N2 area.

* Weston Local Producers MarketWeston Local Producers Market

Time: 8:30 am

Weston Local Producers Market — Taking place on the second Saturday of each month, the Weston Local Producers Market gives you the amazing opportunity to buy some of the best quality products from the best local food producers. You can purchase a number of different products, such as cheese., meat, bread and fruit and veg, amongst many more products.

* Frome Farmer’s MarketFrome Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:30 am

Frome Farmer’s Market is held on the second Saturday of each month, Frome Farmer’s Market is the recipient of many awards, including most recently a Gold Taste of the West award. There is a great amount of companies that you can choose from to be produce, with products ranging from cheese, cider, meat, scotch eggs and many more.

* Keynsham Farmer’s MarketKeynsham Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Taking place on the second Saturday of each month, Keynsham Farmer’s Market is a n ideal source for some of the best food produce around. The market consists of established and award winning food and drink companies such as the Humble Pie Co, Somerset Cheese Company and the Incredible Brewing Co.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Loughborough Farmer’s MarketLoughborough Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Loughborough Farmer’s Market is a great place to sell local food and drink products including bread, fruit and vegetables , eggs and honey. The market also has plans to add a new Craft Market to the existing market, which will help to appeal to a wider audience. This is a brilliant opportunity for you to find a range of local products and is not one to be missed. This event is being held on the second Wednesday of every month.

* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Cash Flow ForecastingCash Flow Forecasting

Time: 9:30 am

Food and Drink – The Art of Cash Flow Forecasting Bad debts and unexpected costs can have a detrimental impact on your cash flow, delay production and cause management stress. From credit risk analysis of new customers to contingency planning for growth, this workshop will look at how to keep the cash coming into your business and understand the importance of financial planning. The saying ‘cash is king’ is widely used and unanimously agreed upon, but many businesses are caught short with unexpected debt or loss of revenue. Business growth can also harm cash in the business, so cash flow forecasting is paramount to the sustainability and success of your business. Whilst there is software available to offer options for business owners to have a better understanding of their cash position, many leaders have returned to a personal understanding of their cash position – and in this action planning workshop we find out why. Who should attend this session? Food and Drink producers (non-Finance trained) wanting to manage their cash flow. What will we cover? •The difference between cash flow forecasting and accrual accounting •How to apply a structured approach to cash flow forecasting •Understanding of how to forecast based on business planning •Who should be understanding the company’s cash flow position? •How to calculate monthly cash flow •Introduction to excel cash flow forecasting •Credit risk analysis •What to include and not to include on a cash flow forecast •How to make forecasting work for your food or drink business What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: •Understanding of the importance of cash flow •A structure for a cash flow forecast, using Excel •Understanding of general themes around cash control – income and expenditure This is an interactive, action planning online workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop. Who’ll be presenting this webinar? Rachel Mallows MBE is a Northamptonshire businesswoman with over 30 years’ experience in delivering training, coaching, mentoring and business support. Rachel is the founder and Managing Director of The Mallows Company Limited, a Wellingborough based business with a regional remit, supporting SMEs and larger businesses with a focus on the food and drink sector. Rachel is also Director of the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards (founded in 2009), Made In Northamptonshire, and is Chair of Trustees of The Daylight Centre, Wellingborough which runs a foodbank. This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Food and Drink Forum and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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* Chesterfield Farmers MarketChesterfield Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Chesterfield Farmers Market is home to some of the best locally produced products in Derbyshire, taking place on the second Thursday of every month, this is something not to be missed. There are a multitude of products sold at the market ranging from fresh Italian pasta sauces, locally brewed ales, freshly caught fish and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

* Nutritional InformationNutritional Information

Time: 10:00 am

Nutritional Information With the NHS push to reduce obesity and make the general public more aware of what is being put into our bodies, this is now becoming a vital source of information for consumers when choosing food products and making comparisons between different brands, especially based on what is deemed to be better for a person's health, with consumers taking more interest in the quantity of food being eaten that contains high amounts of fat, salt and added sugars.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Foodies Festival 2021Foodies Festival 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Durdham Downs, Bristol 14, 15, 16 May. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bristol Foodies Festival over the weekend of 14th 15th & 16th May 2021. Also to reassure you that we are monitoring the coronavirus outbreak closely, taking guidance from the UK government, and that the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and staff is our top priority.

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* Beeston Farmers MarketBeeston Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Held in Beeston Square, this newly formed farmers market allows customers to buy fresh products, all locally produced and in a great location. You will have the ability to speak directly with both artisan producers and farmers to pick their brains about the food and drink you will be purchasing. A plethora of products are sold here, including handmade fudge, artisan bread, speciality teas and many more. The market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Foodies Festival 2021Foodies Festival 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Durdham Downs, Bristol 14, 15, 16 May. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bristol Foodies Festival over the weekend of 14th 15th & 16th May 2021. Also to reassure you that we are monitoring the coronavirus outbreak closely, taking guidance from the UK government, and that the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and staff is our top priority.

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* Foodies Festival 2021Foodies Festival 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Durdham Downs, Bristol 14, 15, 16 May. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bristol Foodies Festival over the weekend of 14th 15th & 16th May 2021. Also to reassure you that we are monitoring the coronavirus outbreak closely, taking guidance from the UK government, and that the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and staff is our top priority.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Building Resilient WorkforceBuilding Resilient Workforce

Time: 10:00 am

Food and Drink – Building a Resilient Workforce to Plan for New Ways of Working This seminar will help delegates to put the foundations in place to help them support their workforce with new ways of working. It will help food and drink producers to consider how they can become more resilient and ready to embrace unexpected change. Resilience is how we bounce back from setbacks and challenges without letting them affect our mental health and well-being. This seminar will provide a range of strategies and updates that we can adapt to help us deal with the challenges that we face when planning new services and making changes in the workplace. Who should attend this session? Food and Drink Producers with line management responsibility. What will we cover? Production planning (HACCP, social distancing in the workplace, work patterns, extra procedures to handle COVID, SALSA/BRC) Benefits of management and staff training plans Planning for remote working Keeping staff physically and mentally healthy Planning and adapting to changes with new markets Adapting to New Regulations and Food Management Standards What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: A greater understanding of the term resilience within a workplace setting Important communication flow across the organisation Ability to adapt to changing landscapes How to plan and prepare staff for change Who’ll be presenting this webinar? Tracey Duggan is a highly skilled coach, trainer and organisational development practitioner with proven influencing, negotiation and advocacy skills at a senior executive level. I have a unique blend of expertise which includes: project and partnership management; service delivery and design with a strong track record in developing and delivering UK wide skills solutions and campaigns.

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* Selling Food and DrinkSelling Food and Drink

Time: 10:00 am

Selling Food and Drink Products into the USA With more and more UK producers obtaining a share of the US exporting market and many more considering this as an option, you may find this 1-hour webinar of use. This webinar will cover the basics of “USA Food and Drink Labelling” including the key areas of difference with current UK/EU Labelling requirements. We welcome all UK producers who would like to look at this as a serious exporting opportunity to chat through the differences and discuss further their products.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* West Bridgford Farmers MarketWest Bridgford Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Taking place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, West Bridgford Farmers Market is a place for people to buy products from a multitude of companies, with prod-ucts such as mushrooms, cheeses, hand-made chocolates and honey. This is the perfect place to go to keep up with the latest fresh produce throughout the D2N2 area.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

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* Market Bosworth's Farmer’sMarket Bosworth's Farmer’s

Time: 2:21 pm

Commencing on the final Sunday of each month, Market Bosworth’s Farmer’s Market is an excellent place to buy a plethora of local products. At the market you have the chance to buy anything from local fruit, jam, cakes, honey, beer, wine and so much more. You even have the opportunity of buying a number of non food products including soaps, plants and multiple other items.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Photography & StylingPhotography & Styling

Time: 9:30 am

Food and Drink – Getting started with Food Photography and Styling ood producers produce amazing food but getting across to online producers and influencers how good your products can only be done with fabulous photographs and great displays of your products. Consumers buy with their eyes and it is so important that any imagery used to promote your product is accurate and informative for the consumers to make an informed choice when selecting products. This workshop will allow you to develop great skills for not only displaying your product but also for photographing your product for an online audience. The workshop will involve a range of tips and for arranging products, tips on how best to use your smartphone and online editing tools to make them the best they can be. Who should attend this session? For food and drink producers who are looking to improve the images, they use “online” of their food products. What will we cover? Editing images for social media using Canva Food marketing – arranging and displaying food items How to take different images of products What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: Ability to style your products and set a scene Tips on how to take amazing professional images How to edit photographs, quickly and easily

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* Selling Food and DrinkSelling Food and Drink

Time: 10:00 am

Selling Food and Drink Products into UK Supermarkets Event Overview In this live webinar hosted by businesses will take an in-depth look at the key requirements of selling your food or drink products. Who Should Attend? Businesses/individuals looking to supply into UK supermarkets Individuals involved within a technical team with limited experience of working with UK supermarkets Businesses/individuals who have recently started to supply UK markets.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Bakewell Farmers MarketBakewell Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Held at the Agricultural Business Centre, the Bakewell Farmers Market is one of the countries largest farmer markets, held on the last Saturday of each month, and home to seventy five plus stalls which are mostly located indoors. There are plenty of different products that are sold at this market, including fresh fruit & veg , a selection of cheeses and many more.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

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* Chesterfield Artisan MarketChesterfield Artisan Market

Time: 9:00 am

Chesterfield Artisan Market is a hub for traders to sell products, interact with customers or for simply just a good day out. Held on the last Sunday of every month, a range of products are sold at the market such as gingerbread, marshmallows, spiced chilli sauces, and even non food products such as necklaces. Jewellery and earrings, there is something for everyone here.

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