Sat 1st Oct
9.30am -
    12 noon
Penshurst Farmers' Market

Market Days

1st Saturday every month

Contacts

Ben Dent
Market Manager
t:01892 870666
email

Alison Shamash
Treasurer
t:01892870111
email

Maggie Atkins (stallholders)
m:07831 501696
email

Location

Penshurst Place Car Park
Penshurst Place
Penshurst
Nr Tonbridge
TN11 8DG

Find us

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Follow the signs for Penshurst Place and go through the brick gate house. The drive will take you to the car park.

Parking

There is lots of free parking right next to the market, and easy wheelchair access.

Events

Sat 01/10/2016 October's Guest Stalls

We're delighted to welcome back Wild at Heart with their delicious sauces, condiments and preserves made from traditionally wild and native fruits, shoots and leaves. Although many of their products are quite “original”, they are inspired by centuries-old ways of preserving and pairing up foods and flavours which grow in the same area.  They have new products, including Delicious Seaweed and Wild Garlic Mayonnaises made with free range egg, Wild Garlic Pesto made with Kentish garlic leaves and a vegetarian version of Parmesan cheese, gorgeous Nettle Pesto with garlic & lemon, (fantastic with new potatoes), Elderflower Preserve, created with crab apples and thousands of wild, English elderflower petals – and Pickled Samphire, using the best, Essex marsh samphire and a secret blend of herbs and spices.  Equally though, they offer traditional gems, like Crab Apple Jelly, made from punchy, Kentish crab apples.

With winter approach, we also welcome back Simon from Bernwoods so you can order a delivery of seasoned and kiln-dried logs: http://bern-woods.co.uk/


Sat 05/11/2016 Game Day

Mary Gwynn will be cooking up some delicious game dishes for everyone to taste - and then perhaps prepare for ourselves at home with ingredients from the market.

You can also try Woolpack Corner Farm's turkey and goose, before ordering one for Christmas. 


Sat 03/12/2016 Christmas Farmers' Market

It's our magical Christmas market:

  - Penshurst Choral Society singing carols; 

  - so many delicious present ideas, like box sets of beer from Hepworth's Brewery; jams, marmalades and chutney gift packs from Sugar and Spice; fruit liqueurs from Wild Spirits of Kent; lots of nutty products from Potash Farm, and gift boxes of Pure Kent's award winning cold-pressed rape seed oil.

  - Wonderful party canape ideas to try from Wild at Heart, plus their Hedgerow Cookbook; 

  - Christmas cakes and puddings handmade by Debra, and Lara will be selling her authentic Italian fresh panettone - utterly unrelated to the mass produced versions you find in most places – and Dulce’s mince pies, family-size Pecan tarts, chocolate raspberry tarts, Christmas fruit loaves, and quiches, and macarons;

  - The chance to taste Tony and Trudy's goose and Kelly Bronze turkey, and then order your festive bird for collection just before Christmas. 

  - Decorations from Hi Kent charity raising funds for their work for deaf and hard of hearing people;

  - Door wreaths and table decorations from Unique Floral Designs, and Christmas trees from Penshurst Place, and

  - Vegetarian and vegan meals suitable for Christmas dinner from Fat Carrot, as well as vegan mince pies and Christmas Crumble, with a gluten-free option by order (for an order form, email thefatcarrot@live.co.uk).

Stallholders

35 Food, 4 Home & Garden, 0 Craft

35 permanent and 4 seasonal.

Our Market

Kent Food and Drink Award's Best Farmers' Market in 2015, and named by The Times in its Top Ten markets in the UK, we have over 30 stalls offering the best local food and drink, and set against the wonderful backdrop of Penshurst Place.  It attracts a loyal following, as well as appealing to day trippers.  The stalls provide a huge variety of fresh, local and healthy produce for your everyday needs, for treats, for a picnic or as a gift.  Particularly popular are our fresh fish from Hastings and seafood from Rye; free-range meats and game; bread; deli products; three cheese stalls; beer and fruit juices.  You'll also find fruit and vegetables, chutneys and jams, cakes, eggs, honey and plants.

Enjoy a hot BBQ sausage for breakfast, or elevenses of a homemade cake and hot drink from our charity refreshment stall.

For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @PenshurstFmMrkt or sign-up for our e-newsletter by emailing penshurstfmmrkt@gmail.com.  For example, find out about our taster days with the chance to try different types of game, specialist local products like cobnuts, or to learn how to fillet fish.

The farmers' market takes place on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9.30-noon, and has lots of free parking, and easy wheelchair access.  Just follow the signs for Penshurst Place Visitors’ car park.

You can also visit the Penshurst Place shop, which has lots more gift ideas, or make a day of it and tour Penshurst Place and its gardens (but don't forget a cool bag for your food shopping).  Check opening times at www.penshurstplace.com.



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