Representing Local Foods in the UK

the home OF farm retailers

FARMA is a not-for-profit association of the best real farm shops and real farmers' markets from across the UK. FARMA champions the people and businesses who grow and sell Great British produce.

 

Looking for farm fresh local food

Looking for a real farm shop or a Real Farmers' Market, then have a quick look at our interactive map of the best shops and markets in the UK. From garlic farmers on the Isle of Wight to Aberdeen Angus breeders in Aberdeenshire you name it one of our members will probably be in a field right now growing it!

Become a Member Following a simple application to become a member we will assess suitability, making sure you really are a farm based retailer or represent a real farmers market then all the services and benefits available to members are at your disposal. Open Days 2018 2018 FARMA Open Days Get behind the scenes at some of the UK’s leading Farm Retailers. Open Days include a Farm Shop tour, Q&A with the owners and managers and networking with other farm retailers. regional Meetings 2018 2018 Regional Meetings Regional meetings are an opportunity for farm shops, PYO operators and Farmers’ Markets to meet up with fellow farm retailers in your area. An chance to visit another business, to network and to talk about common issues. Meetings may also include a guest... FRA Awards 2019 FRA - FARMA Awards 2019 FARMA - The Farm Retail Association (FRA) has proudly showcased the best farm retailers across the UK through the annual awards for many years. These awards provide an opportunity for farm shops, farmers’ markets, PYO farms and trade suppliers to stand... Members' Training Courses Members' Training & Development Courses Regional meetings are an opportunity for farm shops, PYO operators and Farmers’ Markets to meet up with fellow farm retailers in your area. An chance to visit another business, to network and to talk about common issues. Meetings... Conference 2018 Review The 2018 FARMA Conference and Trade Show - Review The FARMA Conference & Trade Show is the highlight event of the year. If you are a farm shop owner, Farmers’ Market coordinator, PYO operator, supplier to these businesses or a trader at a Farmers’ Market then this event wi... Farmers' Markets It is vital to protect the credibility of FARMA Certification as a means of promoting true farmers’ markets and to safeguard the integrity of the movement as a whole. Events Many of our members have special events at their markets and farms, events such as festivals, Halloween nights or tasting sessions. FARMA have brought many of these events together in one place so that you can find fun stuff to do with local food wherever you are in the country. Resources Setting up a new farm shop or market and staying up to date on current issues, policies and guidance can be difficult. The Resource Room houses publicly available information on topics such as starting a farm shop or market to managing the risk of E-coli. Jobs Looking to work in retail and want to find amazing businesses to work for. Farm Shops and other farm retail businesses make amazing employers. This page has the best farm retail jobs such as managers posts, butchers and chefs.
How FARMA Helps its Members
FARMA is made up of amazing farmers who have taken the step to sell directly to the public.
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