We are always on the look out for new and interesting artisan stallholders.
You can apply for a casual site or a regular one. Whether you are just experimenting or well established we would love to hear from you. Some seasons you may have to go on the wait list if we are fully booked with our regulars.
If you wish to apply for a site we strongly recommend you visit us and say hi before making an enquiry.
Please specify which application form you are applying for: General Foods or Crafts or Plants.
We will then send you the application form along with our market specifications.
Before you request an application read through the criteria below to ensure you understand what is involved.
THE GROWER or FOOD ARTISAN IS THE PRODUCER: The majority of our stallholders are the producers or growers of their products but we do allow for a very small number of on sellers if they offer a point of difference that complements the market. Being local is not enough on its own to qualify, you should have a ‘farmers market’ ethos.
WHAT CAN YOU SELL? This is a farmers market not a carny or boot sale and there is a difference! The market has earned an excellent reputation amongst farmers markets over the years because of the quality of the stallholders. So you or someone close to you should have made what ever you want to sell. If you are selling on anything, ie you did not make it; you have to declare this on the application form. If you are simply selling something as part of a franchise please do not apply, this market is not for you. Preference is given to:
2. Practical crafts.
4.Beautiful decorative artisan products with a point of difference.
THE MARKETS CREDIBILITY AND YOURS.
We like food stallholders who are GE Free, practice eco agricultural techniques in their growing and production of foods and excellent husbandry skills when farming animals. (Read more about his in our welcome section) We are also phasing out the use of plastic. The less plastic you use and the less processed your ingredients, the better your artisan product is.
If you want to use the term Organic then you must be Certified Organic and provide us with your certification certificate. If you are not certified but want to use the word organic, we need to have proof of your status. We may request a visit to your place of production.
If you raise and farm animals to later sell in some form at the market we prefer our stallholders to have the SPCA tick of accreditation to show that you practice their standards of animal husbandry or at least be Organic in practice or ultimately Certified Organic.
Yes we do have crafts. There is a strict application process to ensure top quality at the market. We believe that a small number of quality handmade items can complement the existing market. We prefer handmade, bespoke, traditional methods of production and practical crafts. We love plants and garden related things.
WHAT YOU MUST HAVE AS A STALLHOLDER:
A great product.
Commitment. If you are a year round stallholder, you must be committed. We operate in all weather even the bad and right through winter. This means turning up even when you think you know its going to be a lame day. This is really important, we strongly believe for a market to succeed it must operate all year. If you only attend sesaonally yourself its important you consider supporting the market by being a customer during your off season. We notice! We all love it when you do!
Dedication. Quality of your product is paramount.
Passion. It shows in what you do and your customers love it.
Friendly. Customers and fellow stallholders can become your friends.
A Gazebo. All stallholders must have one.
SPECIAL MARKET APPLICATION: We would love to hear from you if you are interested in applying for the Special Markets only:
These markets are:
Show Day Nov 15th 2019 applications should be in by end of September.
Xmas Markets Dec 13th and 20th applications should be in by end of October.
The Good Friday Easter Market application should be in by end of March.
If you would like to join us either casually, seasonally or as a regular and you believe you have an appreciation of what the market is all about and you want to join our local food & artisan craft community, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Please specify in the subject line below which application form you are applying for and we will then send you your application.