Farm Retail Association Conference 2020

Each year, the Farm Retail Association organises a 3-day event for farm retailers across the country to come together and network with friends and peers.

The event is developed FOR farm retailers BY farm retailers – we have listened to what you need, and have created an event that will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed and raring to go for the year ahead!

Monday 2 March 2020 - evening 

Join us for a welcome evening, where you can get to know your fellow retailers and enjoy some fantastic regional food and drinks. This informal evening is designed to be light-hearted and relaxed, and will take place at the conference venue, The Nottingham Belfry. Tickets for this get together are priced at £20 per head and includes a welcome drink and high quality selection of local food and produce. A great opportunity to mingle ahead of the bus tours that depart the venue bright and early the next morning.


Tuesday 3 March 2020 - daytime


A motivational day of behind the scenes tours at a wide range of farm retail venues across Nottingham and beyond. Join us as we hit the roads and go behind the scenes at a fantastic selection of farm shops and retailers in the local area. Each tour is designed to give attendees an in depth look at businesses they can learn from and be inspired by and each tour is hosted by a representative from each venue, who can answer your questions and share key insights and information. A full day of exploration, with lunch included. The first two places for each FRA member are priced at £110/head. Additional tickets priced at £85/head.

Tour 1

Gonalston, East Bridgford Garden Centre (Blue Diamond) and Farndon Fields (see full details)

Tour 2

Croots, Canalside and Forage Food Hall (see full details)

Tour 3

Welbeck, Chatsworth and Denstone Hall Farm Shop (see full details)


Tuesday 3 March 2020 - evening

Guests are invited to join us for a glittering gala dinner with a fantastic menu, a fun and enjoyable atmosphere and the chance to celebrate your peers as the Farm Retail Awards 2020 are announced. Tickets are priced at £40 per head and include a welcome drink and 3 course dinner.


Wednesday 4 March 2020

Conference and trade show, with industry expert speakers, useful workshops and fantastic exhibitors.

New for 2020 - we have introduced an optional extra day on Thursday 5th March, a 'Game Changer' workshop with retail expert John Stanley. Limited places will be available, see further info here. 

Conference Key speakers




If you have any queries about the awards or the entry process please contact Jenny Rose on 01423 546214 or e-mail [email protected]