Representing Local Foods in the UK

FARMA

FARMA is a co-operative of UK farmers, small scale local producers and farmers' market organisers. It is the largest grouping of individual retailers in Europe and welcomes membership from large and small independents.

 

WHAT WE GROW AND SELL

FARMA members don't just sell; they grow, produce, brew, cook and help it to give birth! 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. Who is FARMA FARMA is a co-operative of UK farmers, small scale local producers and farmers' markets organisers. It is the largest grouping of individual retailers in Europe and welcomes membership from large and small independents. FARMA Awards FARMA has proudly showcased the best farm retailers across the UK through the annual FARMA awards for the past 10 years. These annual awards provide an opportunity for shops, markets, butchers and restaurants to stand out against their competitors. Award Winners The FARMA Awards single out the UK's top local food businesses, including Chatsworth Farm Shop, Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, and Surbiton Farmers’ Market. The winners are judged on their merits by independent judges and are therefore viewed as the best of the best in their ... FARMA TV If a picture tells a thousand words heaven alone knows how many you will get from a video! To see a snapshot into the lives of some of our members check out their videos - you might just learn a thing or two! 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. Conference 2016 The 2016 FARMA Conference and Trade Show The FARMA Conference promises to be a 'don’t miss' event for anyone who works in the farm retail sector. If you are a farm shop owner, Farmers’ Market co-ordinator, supplier to these businesses or a trader at a Farmers’ Market t... 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. 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. Jobs Page Getting the best staff to run a farm shop, restaurant or butchery is not easy. This page provides details of current senior roles from across the FARMA membership.
FARMA in the words of our members
Meet 4 FARMA Members and see what they have to say about the association and the conference.
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