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
20 Food, 5 Home & Garden, 1 Craft, 1 Other
25 permanent and 2 seasonal.
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.
We were hoping to move back to our normal location on October 1st but unfortunately due to the re-emergence of Covid combined with our restricted venues, we have reluctantly 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
a) Click on SHOP NOW (top of the page).This opens up a list of stallholders and food categories. Choose from either and fill your basket. At the end of your shop, CONFIRM your Basket.
b) A 'pro-forma' invoice of items and amounts in your basket will be emailed to you and how you should pay them . (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 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 informsa you as to what's on at the market .
Awards won by Shipbourne market include:
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.