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Thur 21st Jan
9.00am -
Shipbourne Farmers' Market

This market offers an on-line ordering and delivery service

Market Days

Every Thursday
except Wednesday 23rd Dec.


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

David Porter
t:01732 832657


St Giles' Church
Stumble Hill
TN11 9PF

Find us

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


Whilst we are operating the On line/Collection market at the Village Hall we would ask you not to get out of your car to avoid unnecessary contact. When you arrive, please ensure the boot of your car is open,a Marshal will direct you and your order will be delivered to your car.

Route from the Church to the Village Hall
Shipbourne wins national Award
Part of the GREAT Campaign
Drive thru with boot open ready to recieve orders
Best Food & Drink Initiative 2020


23 Food, 5 Home & Garden, 1 Craft, 1 Other

27 permanent and 3 seasonal.

Our Market


Our objective is to keep Customers safe ! Consequently we opened an 'ON-LINE FARMERS MARKET' combined with a 'DRIVE THRU' customer pick up'.

Our 'Virtual Market ' is open for browsing and shopping from Saturday morning  to Wednesday midday. Orders can be then be picked up at SHIPBOURNE VILLAGE HALL ON  THURSDAY MORNINGS.

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

Due to the re-emergence of Covid, combined with our restricted venue at the Church, we have  decided to continue with the On line/Drive Thru market. We continue to keep the situation under review.

 Watch this space for updates - and please stay safe.



If you cannot get on line or have problems with using the system or payment method please call Bob on 07768643614.

We were asked to create a video for the Cabinet Office showing innovative approaches to overcoming Covid 19. Click here 

The 'Kent Foodie' visited the market and has written about both the market and produce.  Click here about her visit to the market 

(The Kent Foodie provides honest, detailed information along with stunning photographs of all their food experiences throughout the areas of Kent and beyond! Reviews of everything from restaurants, pop ups, stores and local produce can be found on their Instagram and website) Instagram link @thekentfoodie Website 

The Process:-

a)  Click on [SHOP NOW] (top of the page).You can start shopping by choosing from the list of Producers or the list of food categories.

b) On completion check your basket of items purchased and press [CONFIRM]to indicate that you wish to purchase your basket of produce.  

c)  An email will immediately be sent to you detailing the items and value of the purchases and how to pay. (Note:-If you purchased any items sold by weight you will find the weight and amount pinned to your purchase when you pick it up) 

d) Every Wednesday we will send you your 'Pick up time slot'  outside the Village Hall.

e) Write or Print your Order No. and Name on a piece of paper and stick to the offside window when you arrive at the Village Hall. We will help you to open the boot of your car. 

f) Our helpers will load up your car. Drive away with your Order !

 Click here or on 'REMINDERS' (displayed on the left) to request our newsletter which informs you as to what's on at the market .


                                                   Awards won by Shipbourne market include:
  • 2020 Winner of Kent Life Award for the 'Best Food and Drink Initiative during Lockdown'

  • 2020 featured in the Government's 'Great Inspirations' by not closing and re-inventing itself as a safe 'Online Drive thru' Farmers Market during the Covid crisis

  •  2020 Winner of Farm Retail Association 'Best Farmers Market'

  • 2018 Winner 'Kent Food & Drink Awards'

  • 2016 Runner Up 'Taste of Kent Awards'

  • 2014 Winner of Kent Food & Drink Awards'

  • 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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