Tonbridge Farmers Market
Sunday 10th January & it’s our Farmhouse Breakfast Special
Kent’s Largest Farmers Market.
Second Sunday of every month
Sovereign Way, Tonbridge TN9 1RG
9.30am – 1.30pm
With over 55 stalls booked in already this month, Tonbridge is by far the biggest market in Kent. It has also been judged Britain’s best food market.
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 some of your favourite producers at our other markets in January & February.
Aylesford Farmers Market – Sunday 17th January
Elm Court Farmers Market – Sunday 7th February.
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. 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
The Cherry Berry Co. Freshly squeezed juice.
Eastcourt Manor. Toasted sandwiches made with their own bread.
Jo’s Cakes. Tea, coffee and of course, cakes, baked just down the road in Halling.
Kay’s 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,
& as a special treat The Thomas Cookie Co will heat up one of their great cookies for you
The Market Kitchen
As always we will have 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 something special. If you want him to show you anything 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-
Also becoming a regular at the kitchen is Paolo from Kent Collection. He is Michelin trained and does some wonderful stuff with the Charcuterie that his company makes. Call by his stall to see if he is doing a demo. It will be worth watching and tasting.
Our monthly charity stall
This month we have with us Hospice in the Weald. They are a great cause doing fantastic work. They will not have a stall with them this time, just their collection team. Please help them if you can as they will always help you if you need it.
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 January and the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Or at Elm Court Farmers Market, 14th February and the 1st Sunday of every month.
Next month is Scallop Sunday.
Future markets and events at the market will include.
- 14th February 2016 Scallop Sunday
- 13th March 2016 Seedy Sunday and Marmalade Month
- 10th April 2016 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.
- 8th May 2016 Real Bread Month
- 12th June 2016 Our 5th Birthday & it’s Kent Farmers Market Month.
- 10th July 2016 A Berry Bonanza & Hartley Morris Men
- 14th August 2016 The Chilli Circus
- 11th September 2016 A Jam Jamboree – Summer on a Spoon
- 9th October 2016 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.
- 13th November 2016 Love Cheese. A celebration of local cheese.
- 11th December 2016 Christmas Drinks Special. Local drinks to make your Christmas go off with a bang
- 8th January 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and just put “reminder” in the subject box or for a text reminder, text “Tonbridge” to 07557739903.
Contact details are
Steve Wood 07876 685853
Tonbridge Farmers Market
PO Box 325
Thanks to Mary Gwynn for her input in this news letter and other Kent Farmers Market Association literature. http://trufflehound.wordpress.com