St. John's Church Centre
Hildenborough is situated on the B 245 between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.St Johns' Church Centre is located on the Sevenaoks to Tonbridge road next door to St John's Church. Turn into Foxbush Lane and then turn into the car park which is behind the Centre.
Parking in the Centre car park and surrounds. Our friendly car park attendant will guide you in and out and of course there is NO CHARGE.
Hildenborough Farmers' Market was started in 2008 and has grown steadily with an average of 20 stalls each week. We are able to offer a wide range of fresh local produce of high quality at competitive prices. Additional seasonal items, e.g. asparagus, soft fruit and flowers, are also available.
Our friendly team of volunteers is available at all times to lend a hand.
To complete your shopping experience visit our tea and coffee lounge for refreshment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Whatís happening at the Market.
Yes, weíre cooking again at Half Term. As we virtually ran out of ingredients during our very popular cooking sessions in August, why not capitalise on our success by looking to our wonderful apple harvest and learning to cook something which is really quick and easy, and wholesome and tasty as well Ė even a child can do it! This time we will be inviting everyone to make a baked apple with a choice of fillings. Donít miss out Ė for one day only.
As we reach October and all our stallholders are back from their holidays, they will all be in full swing gearing up for Christmas Ė yes, only a couple of months away now. But October is the month of apples, mushrooms and everything orange like pumpkins, butternut squash, swede and new carrots. But donít let us forget that October is the beginning of the game season and Wendy will have pheasants, venison and rabbit, etc. Do go and ask her for a price list and recipe advice.
It was party time again during the Market on 7th September. Janet and Bill Richardson, our lovely Market Manager and her husband, Bill, had just reached their Golden Wedding Anniversary a few days before and we couldnít possibly let the occasion go by without an appropriate celebration with cake and fizz. Congratulations to you both and thanks from everyone for making the Market such a great success.
Our annual Raffle morning was held on 13th September and we decided that our own Hospice in the Weald would be the recipient this year. We were joined that morning by members of Hildenborough Hospice Group who came to support and help sell raffle prizes and perhaps persuade more villagers to support the Group as well. Most of the prizes were kindly donated by our very generous stallholders with one or two surprises and we are happy to be able to report that our efforts that morning enabled us to send the Hospice the grand sum of £450. Thank you everyone.
Also that morning, on behalf of the Farmersí Market, Janet, our Manager, was happy to present Ms Claire Sheldon, Chairman of the Parish Council, a cheque for £1,000,towards the new Activity Zone (Adult play area) proposed for the recreation ground.
As the days draw in donít forget we still sell high viz jackets to wear when cycling or walking, especially when there are no pavements and where dark bushes as a background mean you just canít be seen easily by car drivers. A slight increase now to £2.50, but still a bargain.
Our Tonbridge Loyalty Card winner for August was Andy Hay, one of the helpers at the Market who makes bacon sandwiches for our stallholders and car parkers to keep them going after a very early start. Well done, Andy.
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