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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 info@tonbridgefarmersmarket.co.uk
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 11th January and it’s our Farmhouse Breakfast Special.
It would be great to see you at one of our other markets before then.
21st December – Aylesford Priory and then 3rd Sunday of every month.
Or next year
4th January – Elm Court and then 1st Sunday of every month.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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

Tonbridge Farmers Market

Sunday 14th December

It’s our Christmas Drinks Special
and
Kent’s Largest Farmers Market ever.


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

With over 90 stalls booked in already this month, Tonbridge is by far the biggest market in Kent and could be Kent’s largest Farmers Market ever.

December at Tonbridge Farmers Market

Just like stir-up Sunday and opening the first door on the advent calendar, a visit to Tonbridge Farmers’ market is the perfect way to get into the true spirit of Christmas this Sunday. The sights, scents and sounds of the season are all present as you mingle with other food enthusiasts, intent on selecting the best produce to enjoy at this special time of year, or simply there to soak up the atmosphere. Whether it’s shopping for tried and trusted old favourites, getting advice on the best way to cook your carefully selected produce from those most qualified to offer it, maybe trying something new for the first time – it’s all a world away from pushing a frenzied trolley round the supermarket.
It’s our Christmas Drinks Special so don’t forget to stock up on all the local festive cheer you will need this Christmas.
You can find all your favourite producers at our other market before Xmas
Aylesford Farmers Market – Sunday 21st
or come and see us in the new year at
Elm Court Farmers Market – Sunday 4th January.
Ho, Ho, Ho.


Tonbridge Farmers Market Voucher Draw

And the winner is 13518
If you have this ticket, which is worth £500 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 £600.
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
Court Farm Butchers
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
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 December at Tonbridge Farmers Market

Treat your loved ones and of course yourself at our last market before the festive season.
It’s also time to stock up on your Christmas drinks and you can always try before you buy.
Whether it’s beer from Hepworth Brewery, Duddas Tun Cider or Liqueurs from Nip to the Hip, we have nearly every type of alcoholic beverage you could require.
If you haven’t done so already, it’s a good time to order your Christmas meat & fish.
There’s so much quality local produce for your visitors to eat or for you to give your friends as presents, don’t forget to treat yourself as well.
Our great craft stalls have some wonder gifts you won’t find in the large national shops, and why not get some handmade Christmas decorations and even something for your trusty hound from Westerham Pet Bakery.
There’s just so much to temp you so come and try, buy and be merry.


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 £500 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

This month we have back by popular demand Graham & Chris. They will be playing a couple of Christmassy sets during the market.

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 for Christmas. 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

This month we have with us Tonbridge Lions, they will be collecting for local charities with their Barrel Organ.

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 before Christmas please come and see us at

Aylesford Farmers Market at the Priory, 21st December and the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Or in the new year at
Elm Court Farmers Market, 4th January and the 1st Sunday of every month.
Next month is our Farmhouse Breakfast Special, celebrating the most important meal of the day .

Future markets and events at the market will include.
• 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.
• 13th December 2015 Christmas Drinks Special. Local drinks to make your Christmas go off with a bang
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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