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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Do join us for this Saturday’s morning Market ahead of Farsley Festival! We start proceedings from 9 a.m. in St John’s Hall & Grounds, New Street. The fun begins when the Festival’s main entertainment performs at the Market, mid morning. Here is a link to them – https://www.facebook.com/PunjabiRootsAcademy/
Some of your favourite fresh produce and hot food traders will be with us plus Vintage, Wellbeing, Handmades and refreshment can be bought and there are always one or two surprises!
St John’s Church have pushed ahead with their latest Community project! This Saturday sees the opening of Farsley Changing Place, for the elderly and disabled, at 11 a.m. This venue, attached to St John’s, can now be added to the Changing Places Register for anyone local or visitor passing through to find and plan their journey in confidence.
Read all about it! http://westleedsdispatch.com/farsley-st-johns-disabled-toilet-opening/
Visit our facebook page and join the discussion on the ‘Festival Day Market’ event post
If you live in the area and produce your own food or gifts we have stalls outside or in and would like to here from you. We also have space occasionally for new business promotion or charity fundraising stalls. Visit Saturday’s Market and speak with our stall coordinator, Stu James.
Don’t Forget! Those Farmers Market vouchers you won at St John’s Spring Fair are valid through to the August Market – pop them in your pocket now 😉
Join us this 27th May and take home a beautiful bake from Steph’s Country Kitchen or indulge in a stone-baked pizza from Abbiocca Pizza – both New Traders at Farsley Farmers Market.
Later that morning you can enjoy a sneak preview and a boogie with the very same ukulele band that will entertain Farsley on Festival Day, Sunday 24th June 2017. The Luxulele Band are resident at Cafe Lux, Pudsey but we are borrowing them for the day!
Winners of Farsley Farmers Market Vouchers from St John’s Spring Fair – don’t forget you can spend them at any stall, inside or out, to buy produce, hot pizza & fresh ground coffee, handmades, wellbeing, secondhand books or vintage treasures. Returning Traders include Family Kardamakis, Yorkshire Garden Planters, Kayleigh’s Handmade Gifts and Calverley Candles with ‘wacky waxworks’.
Plenty of other Family activities too with Festival flag making and a scratch art corner.
Want to read more? see May Weekend Farmers Market on Facebook
Good day all.
If you have not heard yet what is going on at Farsley’s own Farmers Market, tomorrow, 22nd April, it’s all right here….
Did you know Farsley Farmers Market is about to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary! Want to join us as a Volunteer? Want to rent a stand – fresh produce, handmades, tabletop? Come along to our next event and speak with Stu James or click the blue ‘Contact Us’ bar near the top of our facebook page.
Here on our facebook event link you will find all the details and highlights of this Anniversary Market including the Juggling Musician Matthew Tiffany and Owl Adventures Mobile Zoo & Falconry facebook_event
If you haven’t yet purchased that special gift or bought the ingredients for “Breakfast in Bed” to mark Mothers Day then you are sure to get fixed up here. Find fresh produce and preserves, hot food & drink, homewares, handmade gifts & cards, aromatherapy and Indian head massage. With plenty for the whole Family (and your dog!) Be sure not to miss the Farsley Farmers 3rd Anniversary Market.
Location: St. John’s Hall & Grounds. Open: 9am – 12:30pm. Entry: Free
When Volunteers are available St John’s Church will be open to view on each Farmers Market morning. St John’s is undergoing renovation and will begin the creation of a disabled #changingplace on Monday 20th March – fundraising continues on st johns twitter page