2018/19 FARMA 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. A chance to visit another business, to network and to talk about common issues. Meetings may also include a guest speaker. 

Regional Meetings

Below is the calendar of Regional Meetings for 2018. There will be at least one meeting held in each region during the year with additional regional dates and venues added subject to local interest & demand. Additional dates will be added to this page as they are confirmed and will be communicated via email and on the members only Facebook Group.

You don’t have to limit yourself to your own region, members are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the regional meetings.

Regional meetings are intended for farm shop owners/market operators to share information and support. Specific Associate trade members may on occasion be invited to intend and give a talk/demonstration. If you are an Associate trade member interested in attending one of the meetings please contact the FARMA/FRA office. 


Date 2018Time VenueRegionEmail Contact to book
Tue 17th April 2pm-5pm

Bashall Barn BB7 3LQ

North WestJanet Harrison
Mon 30th April10.30am-12.30pmKnitsley DH8 9EWNorth EastMac Eddy (I6)
Fri 4th May11am-1pmSmiddy Farm Shop FK9 4UYScotlandJohn Sinclair
Mon 14th May2pm-5pmCalcott Hall CM15 9HSEastPeter McTurk
Wed 16th May2pm-5pmFodder HG2 8NZYorkshireHeather Parry
Tue 22nd May1.30pm-4.30pmLower Clopton CV37 8LQMidlandsJeremy Jagger
Tue 22nd May10.30pm-2.30pmNewlyns RG29 1HASouth EastJonathan Winchester (I6)
Tue 10th July2pm-5.00pmHartley Farm Shop  BA15 2JB South West

Tom Bowles

Wed 5th Sept1pm - 4pmFarmer Copleys WF7 5AF  Yorkshire

Ian Sadler(I6)

Wed 12th Sept

(was 11th Sept)

2pm - 5pmOakes Farm Shop CV7 7AQMidlands

Jeremy Jagger

Tue 2nd Oct12pm - 3pmRumwell Farm Shop TA4 1EJSouth West

Tom Bowles

Tue 9th Oct2pm - 5pmBarton Grange PR3 0BT North West

Janet Harrison

I6 - Insight6 (formerly Shopper Anonymous) Regional Directors assist the FARMA/FRA regional representative in organising the meetings.


How to Book:

There is no cost to attend Regional Meetings, but you do need to book a place.

To book click on the name of the FARMA/FRA regional contact (or the Insight6 (I6) Regional Director) above and send them an email. You can also book via the  FARMA/FRA office, email info@farmretailassociation.co.uk, call 0345 319 6740.