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Thur 2nd Apr
9.00am -
    11.00am
Shipbourne Farmers' Market

This market offers an on-line ordering and delivery service

Market Days

Every Thursday

Contacts

Bob Taylor
Market Manager
t:01732 833976
m:07768 643614
email

David Porter
Treasurer
t:01732 832657
m:07940825428
email

Location

St Giles' Church
Stumble Hill
Shipbourne
TN11 9PF

Find us

Click to see detailed map

St Giles's Church, Shipbourne is located on the A227 half way between Tonbridge and Ightham.

Parking

There will be no parking during this period to avoid unnecessary conatct

Route from the Church to the Village Hall
Route from the Church to the Village Hall
Route from the Church to the Village Hall
Shipbourne wins national Award

Stallholders

20 Food, 4 Home & Garden, 1 Craft

22 permanent and 3 seasonal.

Our Market

COVID19

Our objective is to keep Producers (and Organisers !) away from Customers !.

Without Producers there will be no market !

 Consequently we are developing an ON-LINE & LOCAL DELIVERY MARKET

 together with a Drive Thru (timed) pick up.

You must order before Wednesday midday.

Orders will be delivered to SHIPBOURNE VILLAGE HALL by Producers ON  THURSDAY MORNINGS.

We have volunteers willing to deliver locally to those who cannot get out

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ON LINE ORDERING SYSTEM

The main objective of the system is to keep you, our customers, away from each other, the Producers and volunteers.

If you cannot get on line please call Jenny on 07880577208 and she will enter your order

The Process:-

a)    Enter your total order on line

b)     The Stallholders will contact you to discuss your order (i.e. to agree the weight etc)

c)     They will inform you of the cost and how you should pay them (by card or by BACS)

d)    On Thursday morning we will either deliver to those unable to get out or

e)    Place your order it in the boot of your car

 

What to do

1)    Click HERE

2)    First time round you will need to REGISTER by adding your contact details and creating a      password. From then on you SIGN IN

3)    You can now start shopping. You can choose to shop by Stallholder or category. All the items you choose go into your ‘shopping trolley’

4)    At any time you can ‘View your basket’

      NOTE As some items are priced by weight, the value is simply a guide at this point.

5)    The stallholder will contact you to finalise the weight etc and cost

6)    You then pay the stallholder

7)    On Thursday you can either pick up your order or it will be delivered to your house.

Picking Up

We have a one way system for you to pick up your order. Follow the marshals.

They will ask you your name, find your order and place it in the boot of your car. Do not get out of your car.  Continue on to Back Lane, turn right  and then back to the A227

 We would very much appreciate your feedback as to how we can improve the system.

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                                                   Awards won by Shipbourne market include:
  • 2018 Winner Kent Life 'Food & Drink Awards'

  • 2018 finalist National Farmers Market of the year

  • 2016 Runner Up 'Taste of Kent Awards'

  • 2014 Winner of Kent Life 'Best Farmers' Market'

  • 2012, 2011, 2009, 2005 Winner of Produced in Kent 'Taste of Kent Awards' Farmers Market

In addition we were 
  • A finalist in BBC Radio 4' Food and Farming programme
  • Listed in the Times and Telegraph as one of the 10 Best Farmers' Markets in the country
  • Listed in Top ten UK food markets by Yahoo Travel


In 1285, Edward I granted the village of Shipbourne permission to hold a weekly market. In May 2003, with the help of a grant from Rural Revival, the Parochial Church Council re-inaugurated the market.

Our objective is to provide a focus for the community and a retail outlet for small local producers. The Market is run entirely by volunteers. Any surplus made by the market is donated to Agricultural charities such as the Farm Crisis Network and Bread-line Africa.

We aim to provide our customers with a one stop shop. We have an extensive range of excellent quality local products including both basics and unusual fare.

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