The Cullompton Farmers Market

Cullompton Farmers’ Market is  held in the High Street, Cullompton, on the second Saturday in each month, 9.30am to 12.30pm and we are pleased  to be part of the Cullompton town.

When is the next Farmers Market being held?

Saturday 13th August will be the next Cullompton Farmers’ Market and a great opportunity to restock on some healthy shopping and enjoy refreshments. We welcome back India in a Jar and a warm Welcome to Exmoor Cooked Hams and and Little Bowhay Preserves. A lovely selection of hot refreshments from Marion’s Deli. A hearty selection of meats – Washford Pyne lamb and beef and Moonbeams pork and Boer goat. Delicious cakes, Bread of Devon bread and a good range of gluten free products for sale. We have fresh vegetables Ambrose eggs and Beverley’s eggs, preserves and Ridgway cider along with our usual Sandford Orchards & Bloomberry Juice.  Indulge in some Trow Farm Fudge.  Our entertainment will be provided by Karl Zumer [subject to him being able to drive].

With some of the lowest food miles around – and easy parking in Forge Way car park or Tesco are offering 3 hours of free parking! So is St Andrew’s Car park

The farmers’ market was originated by the community and certainly has a community feel.

A farmers’ market is where local produce is sold to local people. All of the stall holders at the market have travelled less than 30 miles and are selling produce they grew, reared or created themselves. Cullompton Farmers’ Market was the first farmers’ market to be started in the South West. It is also the only one in the country to be set up by volunteers and not a local authority.

The number of stalls has been increased over the years, and new items have been added to the already wide range of produce. The markets have a unique atmosphere.

How to get to the Farmers’ Market:

The Farmers’ Market is held in The High Street, Cullompton, EX15 1AG. This is easily accessed from the Forge Way car park or there is limited parking in St Andrews Road car park.

Approaching from the M5 motorway:

As you come off the motorway, head towards Cullompton town centre. You will see a pub on your left, followed by a roundabout. Take the first exit off the roundabout, and you will see Tesco on your left. Continue past Tesco by taking the second exit on the mini roundabout by its entrance. The road will bear right, and on the left will be the Police station. The turning into Forge Way, for the Station Road car park, is then immediately on the left.

Approaching from Willand on the B3181:

From Willand, head into the town centre until you reach the traffic lights, and then turn left into Station Road. Take an immediate right into Forge Way for the Station road car park.

Approaching from Exeter/Bradninch on the B3181:

Follow signs into the town centre and continue right through the centre to the traffic lights where you are directed right for the M5. Turn right at the lights, and immediately turn right again into Forge Way for the Station Road car park.

About the Cullompton Farmers Market

Monthly farmers’ markets have been held in Cullompton since 10 June 1998 and each of them has been equally well attended and as successful as the first. Local people regularly attend the market as they know they can purchase fresh, quality food. The number of stalls has been increased over the years and new items have been added to the already wide range of produce. The markets have a unique atmosphere helped by events such as music provided by local musicians and children’s activities in the children’s corner.

Refreshments are available, provided by vounteers for the benefit of the market. People are often seen chatting to neighbours who they would normally rush past in a supermarket. The farmers market was originated by the community and certainly has a community feel.

A farmers’ market is where local produce is sold to local people. All of the stall holders at the market have travelled less than 30 miles and are selling produce they grew, reared or created themselves. Cullompton Farmers Market was the first farmers market to be started in the South West. It is also the only one in the country to be set up by volunteers and not a local authority.

History

The idea of setting up a farmers’ market in Cullompton was that of Tracy Frankpitt of Peverstone Cheese. “We wanted to sell our award winning cheese at the first farmers’ market in Bath but they said we were too far away. The Cullompton Regeneration Group was looking for something that would bring more people into the town and I suggested we started our own farmers’ market.”

Farming is very hard at the moment and many farmers are diversifying in order to survive. The farmers taking part in the market have learned marketing and retail skills and also had contact with the end users of their produce. Some had never sold direct before but are now planning box schemes and farm shops. The organisers of Cullompton farmers market have been helping other Farmers Markets start up.

 

Producers at the Cullompton Farmers Market


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Bloomberry Juice Company
The Bloomberry Juice Company Limited from Clyst Hydon is a blossoming soft drinks business designed to spread happiness and frivolity while quenching your thirst for fun. Our aim is to bring the customer fruity, floral, fabulous drinks and make drinking a more creative experience all round.
Tel. 01884 277471

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Bread of Devon
Bread of Devon is a family bakery which has been trading since October 2003. Our bread is available at Farmers’ Markets throughout Devon and in select shops and restaurants.
Bread of Devon offers 28 different varieties including white, granary, brown, wholemeal, wheat-free, rye, apricot and almond, apple and cranberry, cheese and spring onion, olive, saffron and honey, rocket and sunflower seed and wild garlic.
07957 630297


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Garlandhayes Venison
Farmed Venison producing a healthy red meat low in cholesterol, high in protein and vey lean. It is a naturally tender, succulent meat with a delicious flavour.
All the animals are reared on the family farm in the heart of the beautiful Culm Valley. They are fed only natural ingredients and no hormones, growth promoters or additives are used.
Steve Casely, Garlandhayes Farm, Westcott, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1SB / 01392 881262 / 07919 246655 / dicasely@hotmail.co.uk

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Hollies Trout Farm & Fishery
Set in the midst of the beautiful Blackdown hills, in a secluded hidden valley surrounded by woodlands containing a rich variety of wildlife. We are open all year round from dawn to dusk offering fresh fish, gourmet fish products and most importantly superb fly fishing.

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Market Refreshments
Refreshments are provided by volunteers on behalf of the Farmers’ Market committee. Tea and coffee and rolls are avalable, with meat being sourced from producers at the market. All proceeds from sales of refreshments go towards the running of the market.



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Sandford Orchards
Sandford Orchards is a traditional farm business, pressing juices and ciders for a strong local, regional and international market. Our methods are simple and so is our ethos: we only bottle the best. We are enormously proud to have been recognised for our endeavors, winning The John Neason Award for Progressive Farming, and also the highest prize in cider making “Champion Cider of Great Britain” by CAMRA 2010.
Winning Silver and Bronze awards from Taste of the West, Finalists in the Devon Life Awards! 2010 Sandford Orchards, as runners up for the Best Drinks Producer of the Year.
Although we are passionate orcharders and cider makers, we also rear poultry and continue a traditional mixed organic holding. We love coming to Cullompton Farmers’ Market – its a great chance to meet our customers and talk to people directly about what we are up to.

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Tiverton & District Country Markets
Tiverton and District Country Market is the oldest market in Devon, celebrating 70 years of continuous trading on the 29th June, 2010.  We pride ourselves on our extensive and varied range of home-baked cakes and pies, preserves, seasonal fruit and vegetables, unusual plants, and hand-made craft.  We are happy to make celebration cakes and food hampers to order, and deliver locally.  We have been part of Cullompton Farmers’ Market since its beginning in June 1998.

For details of other traders, please visit the website: http://www.cullomptonfarmersmarket.co.uk

Benefits

Farmers’ markets have the following benefits:

Farmers

  • are able to talk to end consumers and find out the type and quality of produce they prefer.
  • have another direct outlet with no middle man.
  • are able to publicise their produce and farms by reaching people who normally would not have heard of them.

Consumers

  • are able to purchase very fresh food brought directly from the farm.
  • are able to meet the people producing the food.
  • experience a day out and a new, more relaxed shopping environment.

Cullompton

  • Cullompton’s image will benefit from being associated with this high quality, high profile project.
  • More people will be attracted to the town of Cullompton.

Environment

  • Food will not travel long distances to depots and supermarkets.
  • Packaging will be minimal as food will not need to keep for long periods.

The success of the project depends very much upon the support of farmers, consumers and local organisations.

Website www.cullomptonfarmersmarket.co.uk

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