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Thur 9th Jul
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

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

Parking

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

Stallholders

23 Food, 4 Home & Garden, 1 Craft, 1 Other

26 permanent and 3 seasonal.

Our Market

COVID19

Our objective is to keep Producers away from Customers as without Producers there will be no market !

 Consequently we have opened an 'ON-LINE FARMERS MARKET' combined with a 'DRIVE THRU' customer pick up'.

Our 'Market ' is open for browsing and shopping from Saturday morning  to Wednesday midday.

Orders can be thenm be picked up at SHIPBOURNE VILLAGE HALL ON  THURSDAY MORNINGS.

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

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OUR NEW CONVENIENCE STORE

If you cannot get on line or have problems with using the system please call Jenny on 07880577208 and she will help you

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

The Process:-

a)  Click on SHOP NOW (top of the page).This opens up a list of stallholders and food categories. You can click on either. Have a look at what our Producers have to offer. Choose whatever items you wish to purchase and fill your basket. At the end of your shop you will be asked to CONFIRM your Basket (this is the same as reaching the till)

b)  A 'pro-forma' invoice of the 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) The time for shopping closes down on Wednesday midday. Some Stallholders may close Tuesday evening as the need more time to prepare your orders. Every Wednesday we will send you your 'Pick up time slot' .

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. You will also be asked to open the boot of your car. 

f) There is no need to get out of the car as our helpers will load up your car. Drive away with your Order !

 

How to start

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 will just need to SIGN IN

3) Start Shopping

4) When you have completed your shop press CONFIRM

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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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