It is just amazing, how many Farmers' Markets there are in Kent.
And thanks to Dominic Knight, former landlord at the Bull Inn, we even had one in Linton – but only for a short while in 2007, as it turned out!
I have left the picture above as a memorial to a brave effort… and below are details of all the current farmers markets in Kent that we are aware of.
Every time you visit a farmers' market, you are helping to support local producers. You are buying fresh produce, often organic, grown locally and not flown in from around the world… go on, do it, you know it makes sense!
Farmers Markets in Kent
Warning: I have tried to make this list as accurate as possible, but information can be out of date or conflicting.
Check first wherever possible, if you are travelling far! If you find an error, please let the Webmaster know (see right)
Canterbury: The Goods Shed Station Road West (every day except Monday, 10am – 7pm, 4pm Sundays) Tel: 01227 459153.
Swingfield: MacFarlane's Garden and Butterfly centre, Canterbury Road, Swingfield, near Folkestone (On A260) (Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm) Tel: 01303 844244
Aylesham: St Peters Hall, Dorman Avenue, North Aylesham (Every Friday, 2pm till 5pm) Contact: Jim Adams 01304840905
Bexley: Freemantle Hall, High Street, Bexley (Every Friday, 9.45am – 11.30am) from Good Friday 25th March 2005
Egerton, Ashford: Millenium Hall, Egerton (Every Friday, 2pm – 4.30pm) Tel: 01233 756548
Eynsford: Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, (Every Friday, 2pm – 3pm Tel: 01322 863421
Faversham: Around the old Guildhall (Every Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00pm , Fridays and Saturdays 9.00am – 5.00pm) http://www.hughmark.co.uk/town_markets.php
Gravesend: Old Town Hall, High Street (every Friday 10am to 1pm) Tel:.01474 337382.
Rolvenden: St Mary's Church and the Village Hall (every Thursday 10am to 12 noon) Tel: 01424 855636 or email
Sandwich: the Guildhall Forecourt, (every Thursday from 9.00am – 1pm.
Shipbourne: St Giles’ Church (every Thursday, 9am to 11am). Contact Bob Taylor, 01732 833976
Willesborough, Ashford: Willesborough WI Hall, Church Road, (Every Friday, 8.30am – 11.30am)
Monthly and bi-weekly Markets
Ashford: High Street (first Sunday of every month) Tel: 01233 637311
Cliftonville: Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade, Margate (last Sunday each month – 09.00 am to 1.00pm) Tel: 01843 226033. Email: email@example.com
Cranbrook: Vestry Hall, (every 4th Saturday between 9.00am and 12.00 noon). Tel: 01580 713112.
Edenbridge: Market Yard Car Park, Edenbridge (third Saturday of the month, 9am to 1pm) Tel:01732 867110
East Farleigh: The Bull, Lower Road, East Farleigh, ME15 0HD – (1st Sunday of the month, except January and February, 9am to 12 Noon) Tel: Sue Morris, 01622 726164. http://www.kfma.org.uk/EastFarleigh
Erith: The Marketplace, Pier Road, Erith, (every fourth Saturday of the month). Contact David Palmer-Barnes, Town Centres Manager, on 020 8301 5210.
Faversham: Outside Macknade Farm Shop, off A2 (2nd Sunday of every month, 10am – 2pm) Tel:01795 538017.
Hadlow College: Hadlow College on the A26 (first Sunday every month, 10am – 1pm) local crafts and produce. Tel: 01732 853211. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Headcorn: George and Dragon Public House in the High Street (every second Saturday 10.00 am to 2.00) Penny Kemp on 01622 890601 or Sarah Farrow on 01622 891610. email@example.com
Horsmonden: Village Green (5th May and then fortnightly each Friday, 9am to 12pm) contact: Elizabeth Taylor tel: 01892 725798
Hythe: Hall behind The Light Railway Restaurant, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10.00am to 12.00noon, Tel: 01303 266 118 / 01303 268 715.
Langley: Langley Village Hall car park, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 10.00am to 1pm. Contact: Cheryl on 01622 862962, or email
Lenham: Lenham Square (2nd Sunday of the month 9am to 1pm). Information: Kevin Fitzsimons, tel: 01622 679709 mob: 07977 567639. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And another Maidstone Farmers market, at the Museum of Kent Life, 2nd Sunday of each month. 9am to 12.30 pm.
Contact Sandra Woodfall on 07775 736116, email email@example.com – always check with organisers before you visit.
Meopham: Meopham Fitness and Tennis Centre, Wrotham Road, Meopham (first Sunday of the month between 9.00 am and 12.30 pm). Contact Sandra Woodfall on 07775 736116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pembury: on The Green – opposite The Camden Arms Pub (1st Saturday of every month, 9am – 12noon) Information: 01892 825658/822012
Penshurst: Penshurst Place Car Park (free parking and entrance to market!) Sevenoaks Kent (First Saturday of every month from 9.30-noon) contact: Benjamin Dent email: farmersmarket at penshurst.org.uk tel: 01892 870666
Sandwich: Guildhall forecourt (4th Saturday of the month, starting 25th March, 9am – 1pm)
Sevenoaks: Blights Meadow (Second Friday of every month, 9am to 1pm)
Tenterden: East Green Gardens (every 2nd Saturday 9.30am to 1pm), Tel: 01580 240763.