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