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.
Below is the calendar of Regional Meetings for 2019. This will be added to as meetings are confirmed and dates will be communicated via email and put on the members only Facebook Group. We are planning at least one meeting held in each region during the year with additional dates and venues added subject to local interest & demand.
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 FRA office.
|Date 2019||Time||Venue||Region||Email Contact to book|
|Tue 15th Jan||2pm-5pm|
Jolly Nice Farm Shop GL6 8HZ
|South West||Tom Bowles|
|Wed 16th Jan||1.30pm-4pm|
Farmer Copleys WF7 5AF
|Tue 22nd Jan||1.30pm-4.30pm||Over Farm, GL2 8DB||Midlands||Jeremy Jagger|
|Tue 30th April||2pm-4pm||Newton Farm Shop, BA2 9BT||South West||Tom Bowles|
|Tue 30th April||3pm-5pm||Cheerbrook, CW5 7EL||North West||Janet Harrison|
|Tue 7th May||10.30am||Blagdon Farm Shop, NE13 6DA||North East||Mac Eddy (I6)|
|Tue 14th May||1pm-4pm||The Balloon Tree, YO41 1NB||Yorkshire||Ian Sadler (I6)|
|Mon 20th May||TBC||Postponed||East||Peter McTurk|
|Tue 18th June||1.30-4.30||Jolly Nice Farm Shop GL6 8HZ||Midlands||Jeremy Jagger|
|Tue 17th Sep||1pm-4pm||Cannon Hall Farm (TBC), S75 4AT||Yorkshire||Ian Sadler (I6)|
|TBC||TBC||Altrincham Market House, WA14 1SA||North West||Janet Harrison|
I6 - Insight6 (formerly Shopper Anonymous) Regional Directors assist 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 FRA regional contact (or the Insight6 (I6) Regional Director) above and send them an email. You can also book via the FRA office, email [email protected], call 0345 319 6740.