Jan 122015

As always a big thank you for visiting our first market of the year.

We hope you enjoyed your visit and all the wonderful produce you took home, or ate at the market.

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 8th February and it Scallop Special.

It would be great to see you at one of our other markets before then.

18th January – Aylesford Priory and then 3rd Sunday of every month.

1st February – Elm Court and then 1st Sunday of every month.

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

Check back to see if you have won our voucher draw, last months prize was £700 Would you like our newsletter and reminder email. Put reminder in the subject box and email info@tonbridgefarmersmarket.co.uk Or to get a text reminder, text T to 07557739903 We hope to see you all next month.

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Jan 042015

Tonbridge Farmers Market Sunday 11th January 2015

It’s our Farmhouse Breakfast Special at Kent’s Largest Farmers Market.

Second Sunday of every month Sovereign Way, Tonbridge TN9 1RG 9.30am – 1.30pm

With over 60 stalls booked in already this month, Tonbridge is by far the biggest market in Kent and could be Kent’s largest Farmers Market ever.

January at Tonbridge Farmers Market

At Tonbridge we are one of the first farmers markets of the year. So why not start the year off with local produce. There is plenty of fresh food available if you come and find us. Our Butchers, Bakers and Preserve makers will have plenty to temp you. Our market will be a bit smaller than last month’s Christmas extravaganza, but still plenty to tickle those healthy taste buds. You can find all your favourite producers at our other markets Aylesford Farmers Market – Sunday 18th & Elm Court Farmers Market – Sunday 1st February .

Tonbridge Farmers Market Voucher Draw

And the winner is 17783 If you have this ticket, which is worth £600 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 £700. Selected producers* give their 1st 50 customers a draw ticket with purchases every month, hang on to them for the 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. * Producers in the draw 

Far Acre Farm Eggs
Fat Carrot,
The Great Preservations
Jo’s Cakes
Kent Fine Foods
Kentish Pie Man
London Syrups
Love Chillies
Love Olives
Love Ecover
Naked and Ready
Court Farm Butchers
Nip from the Hip
Pinetrees Farm
Proper Tea Co
Puszedli R & D
Payne Plants
Sevenoaks Candle Co
Sussex Pies
Sweet Nostalgia
Sylvia & Terry Chocolates
Winterdale Cheese Makers

What to buy in January at Tonbridge Farmers Market

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so whether you are just coming to the market for your breakfast or you’re stocking up on some wonderful breakfast goodies this is the month to start. There will be plenty to try and tickle your fancy and get your mouth watering. There should be lots of special offers to start the new year.
The Farmers’ Market offers the chance to try something a little different such as a new flavour of sausage, great with home cured bacon and free range eggs. The market also provides a great opportunity for you to get ideas for hearty winter meals.

Chilly winter days are just the time for cooking delicious roasts, stews and casseroles, baked potatoes, hot soups and hot puddings. Producers at the market will be bringing a vast array of quality ingredients which is both fresh and local, including seasonal favourites for January such as carrots, leeks, parsnips and turnips which are perfect for creating warming fare for the colder winter months, and all those vegie’s could make a lovely bubble. It doesn’t have to be a left overs dish, in our house it is quite often the main event with some eggs and bacon.

Check out the fish stall, January is a great month for fish, especially if you are looking at being a bit healthier after a rather indulgent Christmas

The Market Eatery

We have a fabulous selection of food at the Market Eatery. You can sit in our covered area, have a chat, watch the band or the cooking demo’s. Or if you are around at 10.30 see if you’ve won in the £600 prize in the market draw. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can also be purchased. Supplying us all these mouth watering treats include:

Balm’s Noddle Stall. Tasty authentic Thai noddles
Jo’s Cakes. Tea, coffee and of course, cakes, baked just down the road in Halling.
Kay’s Street Food Kitchen. Breakfast Baps and much more.
Little Brittany. French Crepes with a local twist.
Pinetrees Farm. Award winning Cider & Apple Juice
Sukoo Sukoo. Traditional Indian food. To eat at the market or to take home.
Sussex Wild Food. Burgers & sausages in rolls. Wild boar, venison, pork & beef.

Music at the Market

We’re taking it easy with the music this month, so let’s just see what happens.

The Market Kitchen

As always it will be frantic at the Kitchen. Matthew Kearsey-Lawson from Kent Fine Foods will be show casing some of his fabulous goodies in a variety of dishes. John the Baker will be baking a breakfast special. If you want him to show you something in particular let him know and he will try and demo it next month. He is still very busy doing group demonstrations in customer’s homes. If you like the idea of this his contact details are- 07974508514 @bakerjohnkent

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, 18th January and the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Or in the new year at Elm Court Farmers Market, 1st February and the 1st Sunday of every month.

Next month is Scallop Sunday .

Future markets and events at the market will include.
• 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 The Chilli Circus
• 13th September 2015 A Jam Jamboree – Summer on a Spoon
• 11th October 2015 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.
• 15th November 2015 Love Cheese. A celebration of local cheese.
• 13th December 2015 Christmas Drinks Special. Local drinks to make your Christmas go off with a bang
• 10th January 2016 Farmhouse Breakfast Market

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 steve@tonbridgefarmersmarket.co.uk 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, http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonbridgefarmersmarket/ Contact details are Steve Wood 07876 685853 steve@tonbridgefarmersmarket.co.uk www.tonbridgefarmersmarket.co.uk

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