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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.

Hang on to your raffle 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 14th September, so please come and see what’s going on.

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

17th August – Aylesford Priory and then 3rd Sunday of every month.

7th September – Elm Court and then 1st Sunday of every month.

And please, keep it fresh, keep it local, keep it Kent.
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Aug 042014

Tonbridge Farmers Market

Sunday 10th August

Second Sunday of every month

Sovereign Way, Tonbridge TN9 1RG

9.30am – 1.30pm

With over 65 stalls booked in already this month, it is going to be the biggest market in Kent.

August at Tonbridge Farmers Market

If there is a month to shop at any Farmers Market, then it has be August. So many of the early crops are still with us and more of the later ones are here. So much choice of fresh local produce. The bad news is the short cherry season is over, but there’s always some good news and that is- We’re hoping to have the first of the season’s sweetcorn and raspberries.

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

Tonbridge Farmers Market Voucher Draw

And the winner is 922

If you have this ticket, which is worth £100 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 £200.

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 August at Tonbridge Farmers Market

The list is just too long this month, the summer fruits & veg are all with us now.

I’m looking forward to the first runner beans. In some countries the beans are not eaten, they are grown for the flowers, madness.

The first of the garlic should be on the stalls now, very tasty and keeps the vampires away.

Apples are appearing, and you could see a melon or some apricots.

From our fab fishmonger, fresh from local day boats, you should be able to find some

plaice, mackerel & sea bass. Crustaceans including lobsters, crabs & some fresh cockle meat will be on the stall if the weather is with us.

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. He been away working at Car Fest North, so let’s hope he’s picked up some tips from the cooks up country.

Need a private baking lesson? …just pick up one of his business cards.

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

Our monthly charity stall

The Multiple Sclerosis Society are back with us again. It’s their 3rd year so they must enjoy it & of course raise some money.

They have a tombola and much more to raise money for this great cause.


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, 17th August and the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Elm Court Farmers Market, 7th September and the 1st Sunday of every month.

Future markets and events at the market will include.

  • 14th September 2014 A Jam Jamboree – Summer on a Spoon
  • 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

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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