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  • 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 www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk

  • Markets in 2017 December 16, 2016

    Postcards with 2017 dates on are available at all of the monthly markets.Pick one up from a day manager or from one of the producers, they will also be sent out in local publications.

     

    Market start dates

    Wells Farmers market restarts on Wednesday 4th January; restock with healthy, locally produced food.

    There will be NO January markets in Axbridge or Midsomer Norton as they fall too close to New Year. These will resume on Saturday the 4th February.

    The Frome Independent will restart on March 5th.

    If you are looking to start a food business from your farm or smallholding in 2017, get in contact and see if we can help!

  • 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