Abingdon on Thames
Abingdon 3rd Friday of the month 08:30 - 13:30 Market Place
Ascot High Street
Ascot 3rd Sunday of the month 09:30 - 13:00 Car Park 3
Banbury 1st Friday of the month 08:30 - 13:30 Cornhill
Beaconsfield 4th Saturday of the month 09:00 - 12:30 Windsor End
Charlbury 2nd Saturday Quarterly 09:00 - 13:00 The Playing Close
Chipping Norton 3rd Saturday of the month 08:30 - 13:30 Chipping Norton
Didcot 2nd Saturday of the month 08:30 - 13:30 The Orchard Centre
Little Chalfont 2nd Saturday of the month 09:00 - 13:00 Village Hall Car Park
Newbury 1 1st Sunday of the month 09:00 - 13:00 Market Place
Newbury 2 3rd Sunday of the month 09:00 - 13:00 Market Place
Purley-on-Thames 2nd Saturday of the month 08:30 - 12:00 The Barn
Reading 1 1st Saturday of the month 08:30 - 12:00 The Cattle Market
Reading 2 3rd Saturday of the month 08:30 - 12:00 The Cattle Market
Windsor 1st Saturday of the month 09:00 - 13:00 St Leonard's Road
Witney 4th Friday of the month 08:30 - 13:30 Market Place
Woodstock 1 1st Saturday of the month 08:30 - 13:00 Town Hall (in front of)
Woodstock 2 3rd Saturday of the month 08:30 - 13:00 Town Hall (in front of)
Being a co-operative allows us to provide benefits for our members and customers. For instance, on top of our own certification scheme, all our markets are now accredited by FARMA, which inspects our markets to make sure they are what they say they are. This really helps to give confidence to customers looking for a wide range of quality, locally reared or produced and ethically retailed foods.
The criteria for a Farmers' Market is that produce is 'locally' produced, which is defined either as a county boundary or a radius of 30 -50 miles from the market and stallholders must be directly involved in the production process . Primary produce must be grown, reared or caught by the stallholder within the defined local area. Secondary produce must be brewed, picked, baked, smoked or processed using ingredients from the defined local area.
The purpose of a farmers market is to enable farmers and other local producers to sell with produce direct to the public - providing food traceability to customers as well as reducing the impact on the environment with a reduction in food miles and packaging. Local food is rarely sold in impossible-to-open moulded plastic supermarket-style packaging and you can buy as much or as little produce as you need, so less food waste. They are also a great way to introduce and encourage children to healthy, fresh food.
Grove Technology Park,
South East Members Group