A Farmers’ Market is where local producers can sell their own food and drink direct to the public. A FARMA certified farmers’ market meets the strict trading guidelines which have been established by The National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA) for stallholders to follow to ensure the highest standard of food safety and quality for the consumer. For further information visit www.farmersmarkets.net
Made in Cheshire
If you want to find out more about where you can buy local produce call Jane Casson on 01270 613195 . “Made In Cheshire ” is dedicated to the promotion of all food and drink from Cheshire. It actively supports local producers in the development of quality new products and assists with marketing and health and safety issues. Details of dates and times of Cheshire Farmer’s Markets can be found at the “Made in Cheshire ” website at www.madeincheshire.com .
What you can expect from Farmers’ Markets
Farmers’ Markets encourage us to return to buying from local producers – farmers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers – not only out of nostalgia but as a way to find the best quality food and service around. The produce on sale is diverse: from fruit and vegetables, meats and dairy produce to wine, jams, chutneys, pies, herbs and even speciality rare breed meats. The produce has all been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed locally. The added incentive to shop at a Farmers’ Market is quality of the service. The producers are experts of their own produce, offering information on ingredients and advise on the best way to cook and serve the produce. They can even suggest some recipes to try! But remember, all produce is locally grown and harvested in season, so don’t expect strawberries in December. You will, however, find the most flavoursome, highest quality food delivered by local producers who want you to enjoy their foods.
NOTE: Iinformation shown here is believed to be correct at the time of publication, but you are advised to check with the Made in Cheshire website for the very latest up-to-date information.
Your Nearest Cheshire Farmers or Regional Produce Market
Abbey Leys Farm Held: 1st Sunday monthly (except January) 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. Location: Abbey Leys Farm, Peacock Lane, High Legh, Near Knutsford, WA16 6NS. Average number of stalls: 20 – 25. Contact: Tim Harrison on 01925 753 465. FARMA Certified Farmers’ Market.
Alderley Edge Held: 2nd Sunday monthly (except in January) 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. Location: Festival Hall, Alderley Edge. Average number of stalls: 20 – 25. Contact: Christine Munro on 01625 251 753 or email: email@example.com.
Chester Held: 1st Wednesday monthly (except in January) 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. Location: Chester Town Hall Square. Average number of stalls: 30. Contact: Janet Fowles or Andy Noller on 01244 402340.
Clover Bank Organic Farm Held: 3rd Saturday monthly 8.30am-12.30 pm (March – December). Location: Clover Bank Organic Farm, Shellow Lane, Gawsworth, Macclesfield, CW12 2NX. Average number of stalls: 45. Contact: Jane & Brian Clarkson on 01260 222907. Please note Clover Bank Organic Farm used to be trading as Butterlands Farm. The farmers’ market will start again in the 3rd Saturday in March and the stall rents will be donated to East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield.
Congleton Held: 1st & 3rd Tuesday monthly 9.00 am – 2.00 pm. Location: The Bridgestones Centre, Princess Street (Next to Safeway). Average number of stalls: 10. Contact: Laurence Hodson on 07739 529225. FARMA Certified Farmers’ Market.
Ellesmere Port Held: 4th Saturday monthly 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. Location: Adjoining Market Hall. Average number of stalls: 6-8. Contact: Ken Barney on 0151 3566894.
Grosvenor Garden Centre Held: 2nd Friday monthly, 10.00 am – 3.00pm. Location: The Grosvenor Garden Centre. Website: www.grosvenorgardencentre.co.uk. Average number of stalls: 15. Contact: 01244 625 200.
Knutsford Held: 1st Saturday monthly 9.00 am – 3.00 pm. Location: Silk Mill Street, behind permanent market. Average number of stalls: 18. Contact: Terry Wakefield on 01625 504752 or 07795 697704.
Middlewich Held: 1st Saturday monthly 9.00 am – 1.00 pm. Location: Booseys Garden Centre, Newton Bank, Middlewich, CW10 9EX. Average number of stalls: 15 – 20. Contact: Dave Thompson on 01606 834 726. Please note that the Middlewich Farmers’ Market has moved from the Bull Ring Amphitheatre to Booseys Garden Centre.
Mobberley Held: 4th Sunday monthly 10.00am – 2.00pm (Starting in January 2007). Location: Mobberley Victory Hall, Mobberley. Average number of stalls: 20. Contact: Ken Davies on 01565 872451.
Nantwich Held: Last Saturday monthly (except in December when it takes place on the Saturday before Christmas) 9.00 am – 3.00 pm. Location: Nantwich Town Square. Average number of stalls: 25. Contact: Paul Burns for bookings and availability and Phil Riding for verification on 01270 537 805.
Neston Held: 3rd Saturday monthly 9.00 am – 2.00 pm. Location: Car park at the rear of the Neston Town Hall building. Average number of stalls: 19. Contact: 0151 336 3991.
Northwich Held: 2nd Saturday monthly 9.00 am – 3.00 pm. Location: Market Way, next to Northwich Market. Average number of stalls: 20. Contact: John Green on 01606 483 87 or 07747663191.
Poynton Held: 1st Sunday of the month 9am – 1pm. Location: Poynton Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1GP
25 stalls. Contact Hugh Munro: 01625 251 753.
Rode Hall Held: 1st Saturday monthly 9.30am to 2.30pm. Location: Rode Hall, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP. Website: www.rodehall.co.uk. Average number of stalls: 25. Contact: Amanda Baker-Wilbraham on 01270 874101.
Sandbach Please note that this farmers’ market no longer takes place.
The Harvest Store Please note that this farmers’ market no longer takes place – it has combined with Middlewich Farmers’ Market, which is situated in Middlewich town centre (See above).
The Hidden Nursery Held: 4th Sunday monthly, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm (except June). Location: The Hidden Nursery. Website: www.thehiddennursery.com. Average number of stalls: 20. Contact: Aiden on 01565 722315.
Vale Royal Held: 3rd Saturday monthly 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. Location: Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Yeld Lane, Kelsall, CW6 0TE. Average number of stalls: 20. Contact: 0845 094 1023. FARMA Certified Farmers’ Market.
Wilmslow Please note this farmers’ market no longer takes place – it has combined with the Knutsford farmers’ market, which is situated in Silk Mill Street.
Wirral Held: 2nd Saturday monthly 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. Location: New Ferry Village Hall. Average number of stalls: 20. Contact: 0151 643 1393.
Woodford Held: 3rd Sunday of the month 9am – 1pm. Location: Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road, Woodford SK7 1PR.