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  • Farmers' markets: cheap as chips!

    You won't go far wrong at a farmers' market. They're only on for a couple of hours. So if you're a little weary you won't find them too taxing. You get your veg for next to nothing; maybe a coffee thrown in. Best of all you've a chance to show off your wares to an appreciative audience, people with a zest for life chock-full of vitamins. If you've anything shaped like a turnip or a carrot, a piece of jewellery say, you'll be quids in. And there's little risk since the most you'll fork out is a fiver for your table.
    .Grenville Allen.
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    Where are your farmers markets!!!!!!!?????????!!!!!!
    It's £40 a pitch for a down market market and £20 for a tiny wanabee farmer's market round here, mate! 7am to 5pm........ Crack 'o dawn stuff in wind, rain and hail........Oh I did get a sunburnt neck one October Saturday but that was long, long ago.......

    A bitter and twisted
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    • #3
      Farmers' mkts, yeah!

      It's £40 a pitch for a down market market and £20 for a tiny wanabee farmer's market round here, mate!
      That's the trouble with the metropolis. Just too,too dear. And crowded.

      Much better out in the sticks.
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      • #4
        Can you get too crowded at a market where you're trying to sell stuff!?!

        Here is a link for the farmers markets in North East England:
        http://www.neefm.org.uk/

        They do last all day from very early morning, the weather can be terrible, I'm not sure about the free veg and they certainly cost way more per day than a bag of chips BUT they are mostly well attended, popular and worth trying if you fancy it.

        I certainly enjoy shopping at them!

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        • #5
          Discerning buyers, please....

          Originally posted by elzi View Post
          Can you get too crowded at a market where you're trying to sell stuff!?!
          There's crowded and there's crowded. Crowded with coach parties is not good. A pee 'n' a tea is all they're after.
          .Grenville Allen.
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          • #6
            So 'fess up, where are these mythical farmer's markets at £5 a pop?

            Best wishes
            David

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            • #7
              Originally posted by David Smith View Post
              So 'fess up, where are these mythical farmer's markets at £5 a pop?
              i'm guessing East Sussex by his location , very cheap...... do you sell much ?...I don't think many jewellery makers have carrot or turnip shaped designs
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              • #8
                My ancient crone of a mother lives in East Sussex and there's nothing cheap there apart from sea gull droppings and pebbles on Brighton Beach!

                Best wishes
                David

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                • #9
                  farmers markets here are expensive and man of them dont accept crafts.

                  jenn

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                  • #10
                    We do 25+ Farmers Markets a month - most are FARMA accredited and none of them accept crafts.

                    The least expensive is £25 the most is £75

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                    • #11
                      I attend my local farmers market as a guest stall leading upto Christmas so some will accept handmade crafts. I pay between £10-£17 depending which market I'm doing.
                      Jill
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                      • #12
                        The ones round here accept crafts, you don't need to be a farmer but you do need to be local to the market and produce the stuff by hand with local materials. I don't see a lot of crafts at these markets though (it's almost exclusively food) but occasionally you see people selling arts and crafts items.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by greannancrafts View Post
                          We do 25+ Farmers Markets a month - most are FARMA accredited and none of them accept crafts.

                          The least expensive is £25 the most is £75

                          I think someone is having a--------------

                          Jane
                          being the nosey mare that i am i went and checked grenville allen's site and if its Rolvedon farmers market they do do tables for £4 plus an extra £1 for craft stalls.....bargain if there are buyers around
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                          • #14
                            We're doing one tomorrow

                            Originally posted by David Smith View Post
                            So 'fess up, where are these mythical farmers' markets at £5 a pop?
                            Rolvenden in Kent. We're doing one tomorrow. And it's £5.15, I've just been informed. Not merely a fiver!
                            Just key in on any decent search engine: Rolvenden Farmers' Market.
                            .Grenville Allen.
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                            • #15
                              Oh watch out! They are starting to creep there prices up....
                              AnnieAnna

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