Looking good for 2022

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Our 8th Anniversary in March attracted Customers from near and far with some new faces and many young Families. Free facepainting by our friendly face painter, Debra Austin, and some exceptional Juggling from Matt Tiffany, proved to be a popular combination! Our guest stallholders created a celebratory feel with Northern Shakers ready mixed cocktails and Tipsy Bakes alcohol infused cup cakes. Regulars Yorkshire Chocolatier launched a liqueur fondant range while Woods Brownies included a ‘no alcohol’ rum & raisin brownie too!

The warm spring sunshine really made for a perfect Family friendly morning in Farsley.

Join us next on St. George’s day, 23rd April, when we will have the Festival team providing a craft workshop who, with your help, will be building a Village to display at this year’s event held on the Jubilee Weekend. Enjoy our regular stallholders like Calverley Beekeepers, Country Store, India Express & Yorkshire Pie, and inside – Florentina, Tracy Haigh, Stiltwalker’s and Friends Book Sale. Guesting outside this month are Cabbage Patch Bakery, Wildwood Florist, Love2Grow eco cleaning, and in St John’s hall find Little Shop of Wood & V-Happy Crafts, Tropic Skincare & the team from MHA Farsley with goody bags for all.

We provide some seating indoors and out for when you’re ready to order a hot sandwich or just a drink – you can select from a range sold at the Beantastic stall or choose a Fairtrade blend from the Market Kitchen (still manned by a Family bubble).

Looking ahead to the summer markets, you can expect regular attractions and entertainment plus more visiting stallholders. Once again we take this opportunity to thank you for your attendance and thank our more familiar traders who (barring illness) have been a constant throughout the covid troubles and we hope you continue to support them too.

Time for a Market Update!

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This month Farsley Community Initiative held its AGM at Farsley Celtic and revealed that during the last, difficult twelve months, Farsley Farmers Market held 8 Outdoor and 6 Indoor events out of the usual eleven! The Market Team were very proud as they have worked hard to make it safe and keep it running for its traders and the local community.

But, we have to pause here and say thankyou to so many others. We are very grateful to our faithful Traders who have continued to support the market, to Volunteers who stepped up to Marshal the lockdown events, to the Solo Artists who added atmosphere to some cold and damp mornings and to you, the Visitors, who have really made it all worth while.

As covid restrictions ease some market guidelines will remain in place but the Market Kitchen is now up & running, manned by a Family “bubble” serving the basics – bacon & sausage sandwiches with tea, coffee ot juice. Watch this space for an expanding menu!

Christmas is on the horizon and you will have additional opportunities to purchase seasonal produce and beautiful gifts on the following dates:-

Sat 27th Nov Farsley Farmers Winter Market 10:00am – 1pm

Wed 1st Dec Farsley Christmas Lights Market 6:30pm – 8pm

Sat 18th Dec Farsley Farmers Christmas Market 9:30am – 1pm

Find more information on our facebook and twitter accounts and make a note of the New extended market trading time of 9:30am – 1pm which begins on 18th December and continues into 2022. We will also be looking for more helpers and new performers as we move forward – email farsleyfarmersmarket@hotmail.com

St John’s Hall opens for Crafters

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Farsley Farmers’ Market would like to thank our Customers for respecting social distancing, following the one-way system, queuing in less than perfect weather and all in good humour! Our contiued success depends upon your continued support. This is why we feel confident in saying “Welcome Back” to the Craft Sellers when Farsley Farmers Market opens St. John’s Hall this 24th October!

We will need to bring in further guidelines like the wearing of a face covering inside – this will apply to the Crafters and the Volunteer Marshals as well as you, the Customers to protect each other as well as we can. Where necessary, Customers will be asked to form a secondary queue outside the hall as numbers will be restricted inside.

All of our sellers, outside and in, have submitted personal covid risk assessments and will be fully versed in the safety aspects for when you visit us again. As the end of 2020 approaches we hope to continue with the indoor market through October, November and December (covid permitting) to help cover all your gift giving needs!

Farsley Farmers Market Re-Launch

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Since 2020 began there have been a few changes to the Market Personel. Namely Paul Tudge, who was a founder member and the Vicar of St. John’s. At Christmas we bid a fond farewell to Paul and his family. The Team is still made up of members of the Farsley Community and they are Ray Sheller, Chris Birks, Jo Reilly & Bev Tuke.

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The team have been busy putting Covid 19 safety measures in place and can finally announce the return of Farsley Farmers Market on Saturday 25th July – our 1st Market since cancelling the 28 March Anniversary Event! At the return event, safety measures will include a one-way system, social distancing and hand sanitisers and we hope you will comply so that all Farsley Community can #staysafe.

We have taken care to allow correct spacing of the stalls and to select a good mix of Traders for the reduced number of pitches, and all of them complying with Covid 19 guidelines. The event will be Marshalled by Volunteers recently appointed following the appeal on facebook. The Market itself will not look much different except that there will be No Access to the Church Hall toilets and no hot food or drinks on sale.

To allow extra time for the safe set-up of the Market Stalls, a new start time was agreed upon by the Team. The lockdown Market will trade from 10am to 1pm. Please join us on 25th July and, if you prefer to pick up orders ready and waiting for you, check out and contact the Traders soon to be listed in the event post on the Market facebook page. Traders will provide card payments options and/or a safe cash system on the day.

A Review of our 5th Anniversary

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The Market Team would first like to thank all Traders & Visitors to our 5th Anniversary Market!  You all helped to make it one of our most  enjoyable markets since the launch, way back in March 2014.

We also had Farsley in Bloom with their own potted daffs,  Farsley Festival launching their Community Project & Tutti, Leeds Commmunity Concert Band, giving it their all!

Messages from Visitors on facebook & twitter read  “Farsley farmers is such a lovely market”  aand  “Congratulations Farsley Farmers Market for 5 years of bringing the Village together”  also  “I realy enjoyed the Farmers Market this morning!”

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Looking ahead we have more attractions coming your way:-

Dave Prater ~ Guitar Man     27th April

Hope Pastures Pony Rescue   25th May

Farsley Festival action           22nd June

Look out for our 27th April event post on our facebook page for news about Yorkshire Pie Bakery who will be our ‘Stall of the Month’.

Heading t’ward Xmas in Farsley

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With just two monthly markets to go plus our Seasonal Market held by Sunny Bank Mills on Farsley Christmas Lights Night, we are getting up speed and heading toward Christmas in Farsley!  view Farsley Christmas Market post here

Have you spotted our facebook event feature “Stall of the month” ?    We have already mentioned S & S James who were involved in the launch of the Farmers’ Market back in March 2014.  Stu & Sue have now expanded to two stalls – Artisan World Kitchen and Farsley Smokehouse.  Candied Peel Cake Co. keep mixing it up and improving their cake range season by season. They are taking your Xmas orders now!

As our newest Trader, Yorkshire Chocolatier gets a mention in our event post for Sat 27th Oct. – Click here and scroll through the ‘discussion’

Please support the Traders by making a point to visit your  monthly market, not only for the produce and crafts but to enjoy the attractions and feel the community spirit.  Inside, the Kitchen Special – back by popular demand – is handmade pancake and maple syrup with or without bacon! For the diehards there is always our sausage or bacon butties and toasted fruit loaf.

Visit us on Lights Night too – Wednesday 28th November, to enjoy a great range of hot and take home foods, a special selection of hand crafted gifts plus Santa’s Grotto along with facepaints and glitter tattoos.

Look out for the official posters around Farsley detailing the time and route of Santa’s parade with a Pipe Band, The Village Singers, Fireworks and participation from Comunity Groups as well. A night to really put you in the Christmas Spirit!

 

Market goes from strength to strength

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Farsley Farmers Market is now in its 5th year!   If you have not found us yet we are located off the main shopping street in St. John’s Hall and grounds, New Street, Farsley, LS28 5DJ.

As you enter the market you discover a range of quality savoury and sweet produce stalls, with meat, vegetarian, free from and vegan options, plus a Family Attraction which could be an animal rescue, a charity, vocalists or performers.  After your shop step inside where you can take the weight off and sit with a coffee or tea and a hot sandwich – the local butcher, Harvey Davis & Sons, have supplied the kitchen with bacon and sausage from the start.

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Our delightful group of Hand Crafters & Gift Sellers stem from Farsley and surrounding areas and the Book Sale is held by Friends of St John’s Church.  Thanks to West Leeds Mumblers we also have a regular Toy Exchange bucket on hand and most months you can enjoy Facepainting (as every month would be too indulgent!).

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Farsley Farmers Market is looking forward to 23rd June 2018, Festival Day in Farsley, when our Market will have a Dance Troupe to entertain our Customers and, like Pied Pipers, they will lead Families to Hainsworth Park for the Festival activities which will include crafts, performances, play areas and food, all taking place from midday to 5:00 p.m.  Fetch your own seating/blankets and sun cream (and maybe a picnic from a selection at the market).

Our events are Family friendly and your dogs are welcome too.  We have a disabled toilet and ramp access plus St John’s award winning Adult Changing Place, entered by radar key.  On Market days there are more road users and fewer parking spaces so the early birds find the best spots!  Don’t worry though – later shoppers are invited to use the lower end of Go Outdoors car-park and take the 2 minute walk back along New Street.   Pudsey New Station is not far away from us and buses drop you at the gate.

Follow www.facebook.com/farsleymarket/  and www.twitter.com/farsleyfarmers

For general enquiries E: farsleyfarmersmarket@hotmail.com

To Volunteer with us call M: 0787 255 3633

A Short History of Farsley Farmers’ Market

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Farsley Farmers’ Market is just a baby and will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary Sat 24th March 2018!

It is not run by the Council but was set up by the Farsley Business Initiative – a group of Farsley Businesses and Retailers, Individuals and  Rev. Paul Tudge of St John’s, Farsley. The Rev. offered his Church Hall and car park for its venue as it is nicely positioned at the top of Farsley Town Street.  A time and date was set – the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 12:30pm.

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Their plan was to improve local weekend sales and many Shops & Businesses offered a 10% discount to Farmers’ Market Customers on the launch day. Some Businesses, such as Sutcliffe’s Greengrocers, stood at the first few events. The local Butcher, Harvey Davis, continues to supply bacon and sausages for St. John’s Kitchen.

The Market operates all year round each 4th Saturday of the month but is also held on Farsley Festival weekend and for Farsley Christmas lights, when we trade from Sunny Bank Mills car park.

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Being a small affair we strive to not duplicate stalls so we are always on the lookout for something different to bring to our Customers.  Stu James, Proprietor of S&S James and Market Coordinator, is the Man to speak to regarding a Market stall.  Chris Burks ensures each event is Family friendly by finding attractions like local performers, or animal rescues.  Jo Reilly has managed the media side since the new Promotion Team was formed in Jan 2016 and coordinates the booking of indoor Craft tables.  Rev. Paul Tudge produces Market fliers & banners, runs the Kitchen and supervises the whole event.  In spring 2016 we acquired our own market stalls so the Rev. (and some close friends!) has to rise early, set these up and drive up the Leeds Ring Road securing Market posts along the way.

 

We are non-profit making but seek to ensure Traders and Customers alike have a fun and fruitful experience and choose Farsley first for shopping.

Feb 24th – Owl Adventures Mobile Zoo

Mar 24th- Matthew Tiffany Juggler

Apr 28th- Hope Pastures Pony Rescue

Farsley Farmers December Market

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Farsley Christmas Lights event was a cold night for our Marketeers and their Customers but what a heart warming occasion it was. Thank you everyone who wandered down to support us at our location by the Mill and we hope you enjoyed your purchases.

Now December is upon us and we are gearing up to the December Market on Saturday 23rd, back at St John’s Hall, 9:00 am to 12:30. To give you a taste of what could be on offer, cast your eye over these shots provided by Kristina Harrison, a visitor to the November 25th Market.

Be sure to join us for complimentary Roast chestnuts and Warm mead (or fruit juice). Enjoy  Christmas sounds wafting down from the Church tower! The wonderful, young Jessica May Frost will be fundraising for St Gemma’s Hospice with a rendition of her very own Christmas single and other seasonal songs. Bring the Children to meet a special visitor to the market – Santa Claus from 10:15am

New to you – handcrafted soap seller, The Soap Tree, will be inside the Hall with others like Combermere Cushions, Tracy Haigh Silver Jewellery,  Loopy Lass Handknits and firm favourite – Calverley Candle co.  Outdoor Traders will provide Christmas table worthy foods plus sweet and savoury Boxing day treats. Customers who pre-ordered in November can collect on Sat 23rd.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Family friendly. Disabled facilities. Dogs welcome. Excess parking at Go Outdoors.

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August Market saw the return of Michaelmas Twist and his free Balloon Modelling. Potted plants and new arts & crafts were on sale and St John’s kitchen was kept busy with hot sandwich orders (still at only £1).

 

Join us on Sept 23rd as we move into the Autumn and bring you rich fruit cake from Farsley’s Candied Peel Cake Co. and cosy cushions by Combermere Cottage.                     Could you support St. John’s Silent Auction, 7th Oct, by leaving a donation with us?     Also, ask your kids to bring along an unwanted toy for West Leeds Mumblers ‘Toy Exchange Box’ and pick out something new to them! (at Sep 23rd & Oct 28th )                            *This month’s attraction is a visit from The Thackray Medical Museum*

Farsley Farmers Market was set up by the Community, for the Community and any profits go back into the Community!      Love Farsley – Love your Farmers Market.

Please read our facebook event HERE and join the discussion.

Make a date to support our Market Traders on each 4th Saturday of the month

~ They look forward to seeing you!

Venue: St John’s Hall & Grounds, New Street, off Farsley Town Street, LS28 5DJ.

Opening times: 9:00 a.m. – 12;30 p.m.  Stalls Outdoors and Tables Indoors.