Rochester Farmers market is proud to announce that we won 'The 2016 Best Farmers Market' award in the Taste of Kent Awards
Rochester Farmers' Market is a monthly market and has been operating since June 2000. It is based in the Blue Boar Lane Car Park
This traditional Farmers market offers an abundant assortment of delicious seasonal produce,grown and sourced in the local area. You can find everything from organic fruit and vegetables, to fresh meats, fish and bread with plenty of delightful specialities such as cheese, chutneys and game. Chat to the stallholders to find out where your food comes from.
All markets take place in the Blue Boar Lane Car Park on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am to 1pm.
We bake Gluten Free (and a small percentage of dairy free) cupcakes, pastries, scones, larger cakes, tarts, tray bakes, and other Gluten Free sweet treats. We work from a vintage citroen van equipped with a barista machine, so we can supply coffee's, tea's and soft drinks. We can also use our gazebo (without drinks) if the market doesn't allow our van on site.
The van is cream & pink and generates a lot of interest, our gazebo is always eye catching with bunting and windmills.
Rochester is located at the lowest bridging point of the River Medway and forms a conurbation with neighbouring towns Chatham, Rainham, Strood and Gillingham. It was a city until losing its status as one in 1998 following the forming of Medway. Rochester was for the favourite of Charles Dickens, who owned nearby Gads Hill Place, Higham, basing many of his novels on the area. The Diocese of Rochester, the second oldest in England, is centred on Rochester Cathedral and founded The King's School, in 604 AD, which is recognised as the second oldest continuously running school in the world. Rochester Castle, built by Bishop Gundulf of Rochester, has one of the best-preserved keeps in either England or France. There are numerous festivals held in Rochester. The annual Sweeps Festival and Rochester's Two Dickens Festivals held annually in June and December. The Medway Fuse Festival usually arranges performances in Rochester and the latest festival to take shape is the Rochester Literature Festival, the brainchild of three local writers. Explore the Castle, founded in 604, and the second oldest in England, the views from the top of keep are magnificent..
Any of the buildings that featured in the works of Dickens can still be seen today on a self-guided walking tour from the Medway Visitor Information Centre. These include Restoration House, nearby is Eastgate House a grade I listed building that featured in the works of Dickens and in the gardens visitors can view the author's chalet that was once sited at his home at Gad's Hill Place in Higham. Library