In 1285, Edward I granted the village of Shipbourne permission to hold a weekly market. In May 2003 the Parochial Church Council re-inaugurated the market. In 2023 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a charity dinner organised by our Patron Michel Roux !
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.
We also operate a ‘CLICK and COLLECT' system whereby you can see stallholders' produce in detail, order items, pay for them and then just pick it up from the Stallholder at the Market. Click [Here].
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Meophams Valley Vineyard was originally established in 1991 by David and Pauline Grey. During their tenure they set the foundations of the vineyard by planting several grape varieties, conducting vineyard tours and creating a range of quality still and sparking wines. During this time their vintages won numerous awards in local, national and international wine competitions.
Due to David's retirement, our family were presented with a wonderful exciting opportunity, full of possibilities, to own a vineyard. In November 2015 Ben, Surjit and Surrinder Bassi became the proud owners of the Meopham Valley Vineyard. Between them they have 50 years experience in the agricultural industry and have spent the last 18 years working closely with Davis at the vineyard.
Contact: SURJIT AND SURINDER BASSI 01474 325148 email >
We grow all our own vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Watts Farm is a family-run business which farms over 600 hectares of land across 10 farms in Kent and Essex. We grow around 100 different crops each year.
The vineyard is located to the west of Yotes Court, an historic English Heritage Grade 1 listed manor house between the picturesque villages of West Peckham and Mereworth in Kent.
Originally a soft and top fruit farm the vineyard was meticulously planted in 2016 following discussions with Stephen Skelton MW who identified it as a perfect site.
Contact: Robert Taylor 07768643614/07961 663564 email >
Artisan coffee roastery based in Surrey/Kent border, specializing in premium, organic,Brazilian, high altitude coffees.
The Co-operative Stall is used by those stallholders who are unable to attend the market but still wish to sell their produce. We offer a variety of Rapeseed oils, honey and Greensand Distillery products