Sep 152014

As always a big thank you for visiting us.

We hope you enjoyed your visit and also enjoy cooking and eating the wonderful produce you took home.
Did you enjoy the band or the cooking demonstrations, let us know.
What about the Dragon Boat Racing, did you see it? Did you like it? Were you in it? Let us know.

Hang on to your draw tickets if you were given some. You may win a £100 worth of vouchers in our draw which will take place next month at 10.30am.
You can always follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook. Please post your comments, photos & recipes, we would love to hear from you.

Our next market is 12th October and it’s Pink Sunday. If you wear something pink you will be helping us raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

It would be great to see you at one of our other markets before then.
21st September – Aylesford Priory and then 3rd Sunday of every month.
5th October – Elm Court and then 1st Sunday of every month.

And please, keep it fresh, keep it local, keep it Kent.
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Sep 082014

Tonbridge Farmers Market

Sunday 14th September

and it’s a Jam Jamboree

Second Sunday of every month

Sovereign Way, Tonbridge TN9 1RG

9.30am – 1.30pm

Before we tell you about all the normal stuff we would first like to thank all the customers that braved the weather last month.

As you know if you came we still had over 55 producers trying to trade in the tail end of a hurricane.

In total we were nearly 2000 customers down on our normal footfall, the lowest number we have had since we started 3 years ago.

For most the producers this is their lively hood and without your custom the bills and the mortgage doesn’t get paid.

So once again thank you so much for your support, and please remember, we won’t cancel a market as animals have been slaughtered, cakes baked and much more. We wouldn’t want all that to go to waste.

With over 65 stalls booked in already this month, Tonbridge is by far the biggest market in Kent.

September at Tonbridge Farmers Market

With all the top fruit & soft fruit being harvested by the bushel the jam makers of the county are frantically stoning, stewing & stirring their produce so it sets perfectly in the sealed jar for you. Jam has, for years, been a long term way to store fruit. It is now more a luxury way to taste the summer on a spoon for the rest of the year.

Thank you so much for your support, and may your draw ticket win every month.

Tonbridge Farmers Market Voucher Draw

And the winner is 3605

If you have this ticket, which is worth £200 of vouchers, you must notify us at the market by 10am this Sunday. If the ticket is not presented by10am at the market the prize will be rolled over.
There’s £100 worth of vouchers to be won each month & the draw will be held at 10.30am on Sunday. If it’s a roll-over it could be worth £300.
Selected producers will give you a raffle ticket with purchases this month, hang on to them for next month’s draw and you could win a minimum £100 worth of shopping vouchers for the market.

Find out if you have won at the market after the draw at 10.30 or on any of our reminder services.

What to buy in September at Tonbridge Farmers Market

The game season is well under way so do check out VJ Game to see what they have hanging about.

In a recent poll 7 out of 10 members of the public wanted British Eggs to be used in manufactured food products. At the Farmers Market you can be sure all the eggs used are local.

Apart from keeping poultry the best way to get fresh eggs is to see Jenny our Friendly Egg Lady. You can buy fresh eggs from her, normally laid on the Friday before market and she may even give you a draw ticket if you are one off her first customers, don’t forget to ask.

It is our Jam Jamboree, so do go find our preserve makers, they are all award winning and include, Cranbrook Conserves, Great Preservations, Kent Fine Foods & Pinetrees Farm.

There’s lots of other great produce all around our market so do please feel free to have a good rummage around.

Music at the Market

We have Jazz at the market this month and if all goes to plan it should be on from 10.30-11.00 & 12.30-1.00pm.

The Market Kitchen

Lots going on at the Kitchen this month.

Matthew Kearsey-Lawson from Kent Fine Foods is doing some wonderful stuff with his own and other products.

We will also have John the Baker giving us an insight into baking. I’m sure his offerings will be very tasty.

Need a private baking lesson? …just pick up one of his business cards or contact him

@BakerJohnKent 07974 508514

George @campervanchef will be doing something interesting as always.

George does run a catering company, so if you like what he does have a word.

A multitude of other things could happen during the day, so do stick around.

Our monthly charity stall

The market gives a free pitch to a charity each month, so please contact us if you would like to take advantage of this. These pitches are going quite quickly so do please get in touch if you are interested.

By supporting your local markets you are supporting small and micro businesses, the backbone of the economic recovery.

If you need a bigger fix of Farmers Markets and local produce please come and see us at

Aylesford Farmers Market at the Priory, 21st September and the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Elm Court Farmers Market, 5th October and the 1st Sunday of every month.

Please don’t forget next month is Pink Sunday, so please wear something Pink and help raise some money for Breast Cancer Care

Future markets and events at the market will include.

  • 12th October 2014 Pink Sunday. Raising money for Breast Cancer Care. Customers dressed in something pink will have 10% of all the money they spend today donated to this cause. And lots more pink stuff.
  • 9th November 2014 Love Cheese. A celebration of local cheese.
  • 14th December 2014 Christmas Drinks Special. Local drinks to make your Christmas go off with a bang
  • 12th January 2015 Farmhouse Breakfast Market
  • 8th February 2015 Scallop Sunday
  • 8th March 2015 Seedy Sunday and Marmalade Month
  • 12th April 2015 The Big Curry. With the help of our customers some of the producers are raising money for the Big Curry which is part of the Soldiers Benevolent Fund.
  • 11th May 2015 Real Bread Month
  • 14th June 2015 Our 4th Birthday & it’s Kent Farmers Market Month
  • 13th July 2015 A Berry Bonanza
  • 9th August 2015
  • 13th September 2015 A Jam Jamboree – Summer on a Spoon

You can now follow what the market is up to on Twitter @TonbridgeFmMrkt , Facebook and Flickr. Follow the links from our website.

Customers wishing to get a reminder for the market can do so by emailing and just put “reminder” in the subject box or for a text reminder, text “Tonbridge” to 07557739903.

Photos. We now have a good selection. You can view these on our flickr page,

Contact details are

Steve Wood 07876 685853

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