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.
Every Tuesday morning throughout August, Cooking For Kids is a free activity for children of all ages where all our young visitors are welcome to come along and try out their cooking skills or learn a new one. Completely free – and stuff to eat.
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.
We love August at the Farmers’ Market. It’s the time when we welcome back all those families who are taking extra time to be at home with the children and who are usually working on a Tuesday morning. You would also be surprised how many visitors we have from far flung shores, together with those taking a trip out from different areas of London. It is also the month when we encourage all our young visitors to be hands on and have a go at preparing some food for themselves, and that eating well is easy.
‘Cooking for Kids’ this month will be held on the first four Tuesdays – 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd – when we will be making sweet and savoury dishes – a different one each week. All the favourites, pasta, doughnuts, Eton Mess and stir fries there should be something for everyone. Our young visitors can get stuck in and messy, but with something to eat at the end, and they can be fully occupied while parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles can do their shopping and enjoy a good cup of coffee as well. In case you are wondering, the cooking is free!
Helen, who has the deli stall, has a good range of prepared salads to go with your BBQ, as well as a host of other tasty pies and dishes and she is also making the sauces for our pasta morning – there is just no end to her talents. Of course, if you are a lettuce, cucumber and tomato type, Andy can satisfy you there as well. It’s not too early either, to say that the super delicious early apple varieties will soon be on sale.
At our Dementia Awareness Day in May many people were interested in the Twiddle Mitts for dementia sufferers, whether to knit or pass on wool and needles, and we have to send a big ‘thank you’ to our friends from Leigh WI who came last month to demonstrate how to make them. It is not too late – if you still have that bag of wool sitting in the loft or some large needles which you are happy to pass on, do please bring them into the Market at any time. Interested, but don’t know about this – do come and ask a member of our Team.
Just a little bit of advance warning. We are making a change this year in our Autumn Raffle. For five or so years we have supported Macmillan, but this year we will be having our grand Raffle on 13th September in aid of our own Hospice in the Weald. As you will be aware, new facilities in the form of the first cottage hospice are planned and we felt that it would be nice to help with their provision. Otherwise, everything will be the same with our stallholders kindly donating our great prizes.
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