AYLSHAM FARMERS' MARKET

Aylsham Farmers Market in Norfolk, aims at providing you with local produce at good prices, helping you reduce your food miles as well as your petrol bill! Our producers provide some of the best food and drinks in the area coupled with the independant shops within the town this promotes Aylsham's foodie image.

part of community life

Following a year’s research, and agreement from the Town Council for a year’s trial, Aylsham held its first Farmers’ Market on 2 March 2002.

It was a huge success, was well supported by producers, the public and the shop traders who realised that it brought people into the town, and after that trial, became an established event in Aylsham’s calendar and part of community life.

Almost all the original producers who joined in 2002 are still with the Farmers’ Market. In 2004, the market received formal FARMA accreditation – the “standard” that ensures the market operates according to the very strict rules, happily, the market has been re-accredited every year since. The market has been so successful with the waiting list of producers such that the Town Council decided to set up a 2nd Farmers’ Market, this time on the 3rd Saturday each month.

Aylsham won the Eastern Daily Press Food Award for the Best Farmers’ Market in 2008 and was a finalist in 2011.

Any enquiries related to Farmers’ Markets should be directed to Paul 'Smudge' Smith at the Town Council office, telephone 01263 733354 or email events@aylsham-tc.gov.uk

“Foodie Town”

Living up to its reputation as a “Foodie Town” Aylsham’s Farmers’ Market in conjunction with Slow Food Aylsham, stages a series of free cooking demonstrations featuring local chefs.

The demonstrations run through the summer months, from May to September, and are held in the Market Place where a marquee houses the chefs and their cooking equipment. Ingredients are of course sourced from the wide range of local produce available on the Market and visitors are invited to taste the finished products.

These events, run through until September, coinciding with the Farmers Markets on the first Saturday of each month. There is no charge for this and there will, of course, be the opportunity to taste the chefs’ creations.

Aylsham Food Festival

On the First Weekend of October each year the Aylsham Food Festival takes place, this is part of the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival. The Famers Market is agumented by other stalls and cooking demonstrations, along with entertainment.

Producers at Aylsham Farmers’ Market each 1st Saturday in the month are:

  • Ashill Fruit Farm - Fruit & Juice - all year

  • Chillis Galore - Chilli Jams etc - all year

  • David Bunning - Smoked and fresh fish - all year

  • Duncan Jeary - Aberdeen Angus Beef - all year

  • M.J. Daniels & Son - Lamb – all year

  • Haynford Honey - Honey & Honey products – April to December

  • Jelly Cottage Plants - Garden Plants - all year

  • Love-Grub Farm Shop - Goat meat - all year

  • Martins Farm - Eggs/Poultry/Potatoes/Veg – all year

  • Panther Brewery - Real Ales - all year

  • Pye Bakery - Artisan Breads and cakes - all year

  • Springfield Farm & Nursery - Nursery plant stock - all year

  • Tavern Tasty Meats - Rare Breed Pork Products – all year

  • The Land Girls - Soups & One Pot Meals - October to April

  • Ward & Son - Salads/Veg - all year

  • Weavers Way Cut Flowers - Cut Flowers - April to October

  • Wood Farm Asparagus - Asparagus - May and June

  • Yare Valley Oils – locally produced rapeseed oil – all year

Producers you will find on Aylsham Farmers’ Market on the 3rd Saturday each month are:

  • M. J. Daniels & Son - Lamb - all year

  • Duncan Jeary - Aberdeen Angus Beef and poultry - all year

  • Wood Farm Asparagus - Asparagus – May and June

  • Jelly Cottage Plants - Garden Plants all year

  • Pye Baker - Artisan Breads & Cakes all year

  • Bure Valley Farm - Goat meat - all year

  • Weavers Way Cut Flowers - Cut Flowers - April to October

  • Westons Fish - Wet fish and fish products - all year

Contact Details

Council Office,
Town Hall,
Market Place,
Aylsham,
Norfolk,
NR11 6EL