Representing Local Foods in the UK

the home OF farm retailers

The Farm Retail Association (formerly FARMA) is a not-for-profit association of the best real farm shops and real farmers' markets from across the UK. The FRA 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!

Bee Happy! Bee's are the world's most important pollinator of food crops, and play a role in all of our businesses. We speak to Filberts Bees about how you can introduce bee friendly content into your farm shop, as well as taking a look at how Farmer Copley's in Pontefract have... Celebrating 40 years of FRA 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Farm Retail Association. To mark the occasion, we will be hosting a couple of events in and around the town where it all began! TRADE EVENTS 2019 The Farm Business Innovation Show is Europe’s leading event for farmers, landowners, estate owners, and rural businesses to find all the tools, resources and inspiration needed to diversify their businesses and increase their income. The show is returning to Birmingham’s NEC on t... 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 & Workshops 2019 2019 FRA Open Days & Workshops 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. 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... Conference 2019 Review The 2019 FRA Conference and Trade Show The FRA (formerly 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 even... 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. 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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