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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 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.

If you want to know if your ticket has won why not sign up for our reminder services. Text Tonbridge to 07557739903 or email reminder to

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 December and it’s our Christmas Drinks Special.

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

16th November – Aylesford Priory and then 3rd Sunday of every month.

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

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

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Tonbridge Farmers Market

Sunday 9th November

and it’s Love Local Cheese

Second Sunday of every month

Sovereign Way, Tonbridge TN9 1RG

9.30am – 1.30pm

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

November at Tonbridge Farmers Market

Love Cheese.

A Celebration of Local Cheese

This is the 4th year that Love Cheese has run.

It is an event to celebrate and promote all that is great about local cheese.

Cheese from the Garden of England is now some of the best in the world, with a great variety of cheeses on offer.

You can meet the cheese makers and try the cheeses. There will also be cooking demonstrations using the best of our local cheese.

Love cheese is at our market this month and also at

Aylesford Farmers Market – Sunday 17th

Tonbridge Farmers Market Voucher Draw

And the winner is 10720

If you have this ticket, which is worth £400 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 £500.

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.

Pink Sunday

If you came to the market last month dressed in pink, thank you very much.

Across our three markets you raised just under £800 for Breast Cancer Care.

We will be doing it all again next October so do please put the date in your diary, it’s a great cause

What to buy in November at Tonbridge Farmers Market

There’s a definite chill in the air as we head towards Christmas.

As well as getting yourself some great cheese why not do a bit of early Christmas shopping. There are some great presents to be bought that you won’t find anywhere else so they will be quite unique.

The winter vegetables are now in full swing, all those root veg to make hearty soups and casseroles are available from Whitegates Farm & Vivs Veg.

There should now be a full range of all the apples from Pinetrees Farm, so why not try one you haven’t had before, or ask them to make you up a bag of different varieties.

There’s some fabulous fish around at the moment so do go and see Gary from RX Fisheries. Depending on the tides, his fish sometimes have only been landed in Hastings just a few hours before.

As always we will have a fantastic selection of Meat.

Court Farm has a selection of meat from their own farm in Halling.

Marsh Produce bring us a great selection from the Romney Marsh.

Our most local meat comes from Moat Farm which is at the bottom of Castle Hill, about 2 miles from the market, and it’s organic.

For some fantastic sausages and pork, Precious Porkers from Collier Street have been with us for a few months and are selling out at every market.

Any meat that you buy from any them has been reared compassionately as well as being bred fully traceable and recorded as required by strict health and safety hygiene regulations.

The game season is well under way now so VJ Game should have a fantastic selection of local produce.

There is also a fantastic range of other treats to temp you and even something for your trusty hound from The Westerham Pet Bakery.

You will find something for everyone at our market on Sunday.

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 £400 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 off 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

Suka Suka. Tradional 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 have with us Move over Dali. 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.

Kathy @kathiespickles from Great Preservations will be doing a demo as well.

Our monthly charity stall

This month we have the RSPB. They always do well so do please support them.

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, 16th November and the 3rd Sunday of every month.

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

Please don’t forget next month is Christmas Drinks Special, so lets celebrate with local booze.

Future markets and events at the market will include.

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 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.

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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