• No Axbridge or From3 Market this Saturday March 3rd March 2, 2018

    Due to bad weather these markets are cancelled. They will return in April.

  • Tasting Somerset! January 12, 2018

    A belated Happy New Year to all our customers, with the holidays over,its now back to work, schools have re-opened and we keep umbrellas at the ready…. but its also a positive time for resolutions and good intentions and we hope more and more of you will embrace supporting local farmers and artisan food producers in 2018.

    Over the years we have seen many small farmers give up, unable to compete with cheaper imports and big supermarket cost cutting but we’ve also witnessed many embracing diversification responding to the eagerness for the modern customer to embrace new tasty options.

    We’ve seen this strengthening of intent at all of our markets with the introduction over the years of Waterbuffalo meat, sheeps cheese, charcuterie, chilli farming or swapping dairy farming for lavender growing or a career in IT for growing micro greens packed with nutrients and the rise in popularity of goats cheese, milk and meat.

    Others have taken a greater pride in the premium quality of their traditionally reared animals, artisan cheeses and ciders or traditional variety vegetables.The message is now loud and clear purchasing local food supports high animal welfare, strengthens the local economy,promotes good quality award winning food producers and our markets continue to add to the vibrancy and culture of our market towns. They are an integral part of living in or visiting and tasting Somerset!

    The unfolding story of local farmers and our evolving food production can be experienced each month at any of our eight farmers markets and now in our 20th year its been quite an evolution!

  • Glastonbury Christmas market is now 23rd December December 7, 2017

    Change of date: The Glastonbury Christmas market which was publicised to be on Saturday 16th December is now on Saturday 23rd December.

  • The Midsomer Norton Farmers’ Market November 2, 2017

    For the past 14 years the Midsomer Norton Farmers’ Market has been held on the first Saturday of the month at Hollies Gardens 9am-1pm. The market has earned a reputation of being both popular and friendly. However, this coming Saturday 4th November, sees a big step forward for the market with new stallholders, new produce as well as a brand new sponsor backing the event.

    The new sponsor to the town’s Farmers’ Market is local law firm Thatcher + Hallam LLP.

    Thatcher and Hallam Solicitors

    One of the organisers of the event is Somerset Farmers’ Market’s Louise Hall.

    ‘We are delighted that Thatcher + Hallam has chosen to support Somerset Farmers’ Market, says Louise. ‘Not only are they supporting us here in Midsomer Norton, but also with our markets at Keynsham and the Frome Cheese & Grain. We are really looking forward to a successful future partnership enabling our markets to continue to thrive and expand, supporting not only many small local farmers and food businesses but also providing the centre of our town with a vibrant local food shopping experience.’

    ‘It is hard to believe that Thatcher & Hallam has been established in Midsomer Norton for nearly 250 years and over the centuries has developed a strong identity as being a part of and serving the local community,’ adds Louise. ‘What impressed us as part of their commitment to the local community, is that the firm has now held a free weekly legal surgery for over 30 years, advising well over 10,000 local residents. We all felt at home with this sort of strong local focus from our sponsor.’

    The link that brought the Farmers’ Market and Thatcher + Hallam together is solicitor Sarah Gratton. Prior to becoming a partner and Head of Business at the law practice, Sarah also ran her own business called Deersleap Chillies which used to operate at the Midsomer Norton Farmers’ Market.

    ‘With my previous personal links, I am especially pleased that my firm has chosen to support such an excellent community-based organisation such as the Somerset Farmers’ Markets,’ says Sarah. ‘Now as a buyer, I look forward to my regular monthly visit to the market at Hollies Gardens!’

    The market is already home to many great stalls such as the Teeny Greeny Urban Farm, the award-winning Somerset Cheese Company and Brown Cow Organics, considered by many celebrity chefs to be supplying some of the best beef in the country. Seafoods are one of the most renowned family-run fishmongers in the South West, attracting a huge following for their freshly caught fish. With a new pork stall and local free range eggs, preserves, baked goods and pies the market is growing each month. In December the market welcomes the Norton Radstock Silver Band.

    To get up to date news on the local producers you can follow Somerset Farmers Market on facebook or Twitter or to receive a monthly newsletter just focusing on news from the Midsomer Norton Market visit our web-site to sign up

  • New sponsor January 8, 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Somerset Farmers’ Markets Ltd have a new sponsor for 2016 in Porter Dodson, a firm of solicitors and legal advisors with offices across the South West.

    Porter Dodson have a long standing reputation of supporting many local businesses and events; including the Gilllingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show and the Taunton Flower Show. We are proud to have them as a sponsor.

    Porter Dodson