June 2017

Sadly Country Pies will no longer be at Horsforth Farmers' Market.

 

May 2017

We won the 'Market of the Year' award!  See the Press Release.
 
We are very sorry to lose Round Green Farm venison.  Unfortunately, they have lost a major contract with a supermarket and so have had to go out of business.
We are looking for a suitable hot food stall to replace them.
 
Mario from Olianas wont be with us this month as he is hoping to win a prize at the Good Food Awards.  He’ll be back in June.

Market of the Year award

Horsforth Farmers’ Market:  winner of the 2017 Farm Shop & Deli ‘Market of the Year’

On the 24th April 2017, at a ceremony at the NEC in Birmingham, the 2017 winners of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards were announced. Now in their fourth year, and one of the highlights of Farm Shop & Deli Show, the awards recognise the best farmers’ markets and specialist independent retailers in the UK.

The winner of this year’s coveted Market of the Year category was Horsforth Farmers’ Market.  Shortlisted entrants were chosen before the judges hit the road to secret-shop and observe undercover the award hopefuls. The judges covered the length and breadth of the country to experience first-hand the enthusiasm, array of produce and customer satisfaction on offer. Finally, after weeks of scrutiny and deliberation, the winners were selected.

At the award ceremony, speaking  about winners from all the various categories, Nigel Barden, Chairman of Judges and Food and Drink Journalist and Broadcaster, declared: “It’s a real privilege to acknowledge food and drink providers of this quality. These are passionate, enterprising, knowledgeable and diligent people.  It’s been a tough, rigorous and rewarding process for our judges”.

Receiving the award on behalf of Horsforth Farmers’ Market, Graham Fergusson thanked all those who had made possible their success: Horsforth Churches Together who are our sponsors; the stallholders who provide such excellent produce each month; Horsforth and Leeds City Councils who have supported us financially, Duncan Stow our market manager who first had the idea of a community market and whose leadership over the years has enabled us to achieve this award and, of course, our loyal customers who have supported us in large numbers since our first market over four years ago.

Great News!

 

Horsforth Farmers Market is one of two finalists for the award of Farmers Market of the Year in the national Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

 

The winner will be announced on Monday April 24th at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC Birmingham

Country Pies news: At the moment, it looks as if Jane from Country Pies will be absent from the April market.  The move to their new premises is proving more complicated than they anticipated.

 

Entertainment: ‘All for One Choir’ will be providing the live music this month.

 

The Community Stall: The Woodland Trust will be publicising their work this month on the ‘Horsforth Matters’ stall.

 

 

Country Pies news: Jane is moving house including all her cooking equipment.  She will be back with us as soon as she can.

 

Swillington Organic Farm Meat:  Ed has been with us since our market started over four years ago but he has decided to concentrate on the Farm’s Box Scheme and Farm Shop.  We wish them well for the future.

 

Entertainment: This month there will be live music from the Horsforth Music Centre groups

 

The Community Stall: The March market is being held half way through national Fair Trade Fortnight, so the stall will be publicising the work and achievements of the Horsforth Fair Trade Town Campaign.  You will be able to sample Fair Trade coffee, buy Fair Trade foods and have a chance to win a hamper of Morrison’s Fair Trade products!

Last minute cancellation: Jane from Country Pies wont be at our market this Saturday.  She will be back with us as soon as she can.  Watch this space!

Entertainment: This month there will be a free bouncy castle

The Community Stall this month is publicising the Horsforth Allotment Centre.  This is a must for all keen gardeners!  The store room is run by volunteers and is on Featherbank Lane opposite the Primary School.  It is open on a Friday evening from 7.00 – 8.00 pm selling all you need for gardening at basically cost prices.  Their website: www.haga.btck.co.uk will give you the wide range of goods they sell.

 

December 2016

Entertainment: At this Christmas market there will be Carol Singing, mulled wine and a Christmas crib with the chance to have your child’s photograph taken

 

The Community Stall this month will be publicising our local Horsforth Choral Society. Their popular Christmas concert is on Tuesday December 13th at 7.30 pm in St Margaret's Church

 

Stall News:

 

Congratulations to Mario from the ‘Olianas Gusto Italiano’ stall.  He won the award for the best semi-soft cheese and was runner-up as the best artisan producer at the Great British Cheese Awards in London.  Mario is one of our regulars and you will find his stall in the lower market each month.


 

November 2016

 

Entertainment: we have the return of our ever-popular free Bouncy Castle in November
 
The Community Stall in November will be publicising the work of the Horsforth Museum

 

Stall News: 

 

We welcome back our regulars Bill and Lynne with their Blossom Honey stall, and Joanne from Thistlemist selling her soups and sauces.

 

Terms and conditions:

 

Our Terms & Conditions have changed slightly. You can download the new document here.


 

October 2016

 

Entertainment:we welcome back the ‘All for One Choir’ of Leeds

 

The Community Stall in October is publicising the work of the Women’s Institute in West Yorkshire

 

Stall News:

 

Two of our regular stalls will be missing in October:  ‘Blossom Honey’ (Bill and Lynne are on holiday) and ‘Thistlemist’ (Joanne is at a wedding). Both will be back for the November market.

 

Owing to staffing difficulties, we are sorry to lose ‘Autumn Harvest Mushrooms’ as one of our regular stalls.  Hopefully they may be back as a Guest Stall for a few markets in 2017.


 

September 2016

 

Entertainment:in September will be provided by the Leeds duo Rhythm Aire with their mix of jazz and blues
 
Community Stall:  Horsforth Evening Classes will be publicising their programme of activities


 

August 2016

 

Entertainment: in August we will have a Bouncy Castle at the market

 

Community Stall: the Friends of Hunger Hills will be publicising their activities. 

 

Late breaking news

 

We’re delighted to have a new cheese stall at the market this month.
Yorkshire Dama from Huddersfield will be bringing their delicious range of award winning vegetarian Haloumi cheeses


 

July 2016

 

Entertainment this month will be choirs from Horsforth Newlaithes and St. Margaret's Primary Schools.

 

The Community Stall this month will be publicising the Horsforth School Year 10 drama group.  Their production of ‘The Pals’ on July 13 & 14th at the school tells of the experiences of some young members of the Leeds Pals Battalion at the Battle of the Somme.


 

June 2016

 

Entertainment this month will be a free Bouncy Castle!

The Community Stall this month will be staffed by members of Newlaithes Primary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).


 

May 2016

 

The Community Stall this month is publicising National Dementia week with a Dementia-Friendly display by Horsforth Council


 

April 2016

 

Whiteleys with their plants and vegetables wont be with us in April as Vicky and Bryn have a special birthday to celebrate that week-end.

 

The Community Stall in April will be staffed by the Horsforth Walk of Art group.


 

March 2016

 

All our current regular stalls will be with us on March 5th including Autumn Mushrooms.

 

Those wanting gluten free foods will be delighted that, this month, we’ve managed to fit in an extra slot for Trisha and Mark from Gluten Freekz.

 

The Community Stall this is month is staffed by volunteers from the Horsforth Fair Trade Town group. From 10 – 12 noon you will be able to sample Fairtrade coffee, toast with Fairtrade spreads and lots of samples of Divine Chocolate.


 

February 2016

 

We are delighted to welcome back all our regular stall holders to this our first market of 2016.

 

You’ll be pleased to know that Mario with his range of Italian foods (Gusto Italiano) will be with us every month this year as one of our regulars as will Simon at the Round Green Farm venison stall.

 

Good news for those wanting gluten free food.  Trisha and Mark with their ‘Gluten Freekz’ stall will be with us through 2016 on alternate months beginning with the market on Feb 6th.

 

The Community Stall at February's market will be publicising the Horsforth Allotment Centre on Featherbank Lane.

 

Staffed by volunteers, the Centre is open on a Friday evening (check times and stock on their website) for all your gardening needs with everything sold at just above cost price.


 

December 2015

This months market on December 5th is a part of the first Horsforth Christmas Trail.  After the market in the morning, there will be a Art and Craft market in the afternoon at the same venue and then, from 5 – 8 pm in and around St Margaret’s Church, there will be stalls, music, hot food, mulled wine etc.  There are lots of other activities taking place on the day around Horsforth – look out for local publicity.

 

Unfortunately Gluten Freekz is unable to be at the market this month but will be back with us in the new year.

 

This month we welcome for the first time ‘Sweet Spice’ with a wide variety of granola breakfast cereals plus hot chai tea for a winter warmer!
 
Entertainment this month is Christmas themed.  There will also be the chance to dress up and have a photo taken as part of a nativity scene.

 

Our guest stalls were I Spice: spiced vegan food, Round Greeen Farm: venison products, Olianas: Italian foods, Sweet Spice: hot chai tea and granola breakfast cereals, Dogsburghs Coffee Roasters with their freshly ground coffees.


 

November 2015

 

For this month's Guest Stalls, see our Guest Stall page.

Entertainment this month was a Bouncy Castle

the Community Stall this month was staffed by the local Guiding Group


 

October 2015

 

This October market marks our 3rd birthday.  John Cavani, Chair of Horsforth Town Council, is to say a few words and there will be buns & a drink for everyone (woo hoo!)

 

We welcome back Mike, one of our regulars, with his excellent quality fresh fish

 

Vicky Whiteley with her seasonal vegetables and plants will not be with us again until March next year

 

The Community Stall in October is staffed by Horsforth Trinity Players.  They are a newly formed Amateur Dramatic Society at Leeds Trinity University here in Horsforth. For news of their next production, see their web page.

 

Entertainment in October will be a Brass Band.


 

September 2015

 

An apology to those who were expecting Sticky Fingers to be at our August market with their gluten free confectionary. Unfortunately they had staffing problems again.

 

In September we welcome back Autumn Harvest, one of our regular stalls. They sell an amazing range of wild, farmed and dried mushrooms.

 

Mike's Fresh Fish will not be with us at the September 5th market. He will be back on October 3rd.

 

The Community Stall in September is publicising the work of Horsforth Music Centre and Horsforth Evening Classes

 

Entertainment in September will be either live music or a Bouncy Castle.


 

August 2015

 

See us featured in the Manning Stainton '5 Hidden Gems of Horsforth' on www.manningstainton.co.uk/news/article/5-hidden-gems-in-horsforth

 

Autumn Harvest Mushrooms will be missing this month as Jane & Rachel are on holiday.

 

Community Stall this month is The Community Constable


 

July 2015

 

The Community Stall this month will be publicising the work of Wheatfields Hospice and the Horsforth Food & Drink Festival

 

We have a fantastic programme of entertainment this month in conjunction with the Horsforth Walk of Art:

 

09.30 Piano player
10.00 Juggler
10.10 Newlaithes
10.30 Juggler
10.40 St Margarets
11.10 Juggler
11.15 Newlaithes
11.35 Piano

 

An apology to those who came expecting Sticky Fingers to be at our June market with their gluten free confectionery. Unfortunately, they had to pull out at the very last minute but are hoping to be back at our August market.


 

June 2015

 

Autumn Harvest Mushrooms are back with us this month.

 

Leeds Bread Co-op will be with us as usual but, this month, you'll find them in the lower market playground area.

 

Entertainment this month is by the Horsforth Leeds Brass Band

 

On the Community Stall you will find info about the Walk of Art taking place in July and also information about the Brownberrie Lane Pre-school


 

May 2015

 

Dogsburghs Coffee Roasters: those who enjoyed their freshly ground coffee at the May market will be pleased to know that Dogsburghs will be back at our July, September and November markets.

Gluten Free cakes and delicacies will be available at out June market. For details see the list of Guest Stalls.

LATE-BREAKING NEWS!  We're delighted to welcome back, at short notice, Melanies Chocolates. They were last with us in March this year.

Horsforth Civic Society will be publicising their activities at this months Community Stall

Salts Deli have decided to concentrate on their catering business and so, regretfully, will no longer will be with us.

Autumn Harvest Mushrooms are missing this month as they have a family wedding.  Congratulations to them!

 


 

Welcome to 2015

 

Please do join us at any market - always the first Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 12.30.

Christmas 2014

Please do join us for our special Christmas market, with a photo opportunity Nativity Scene and lovely choirs from the local area.

and much more...


November 2014

Our second birthday celebrations went very well with a much appreciated guest appearance from Mr. Stuart Andrew MP, delicious cakes and yummy organic apple juice and lovely tunes from Horsforth Music Centre.

Join us this month for a range of delicious stallholders and a free bouncy castle – for your children.

Guest Stalls this month are as follows:

We welcome back:

Seasonal Larder (seasonal juices and preserves)
Pextenement Cheese (organic soft cheeses)
Really Indian (Home made cook in curry sauces)
FayrebyAlley  (home made Canadian tray chocolates)

and welcome for the first time:

Sawley Kitchen with their award –winning hand baked biscuits.


October 2014

We are Two!

The big news this month is our Second Anniversary Celebration! We have so much going on that it is hard to fit it all on the page!

  •     Opening ceremony at 11am, but do arrive from 9.30, when we open.
  •     Delicious Fairtrade biscuits and cakes, complimentary with our toast.
  •     A toast with Seasonal Larders' delicious Plum or Raspberry Cordial.
  •     A visit from Jude Arbuckle and Stuart Hall MP.
  •     Live music from the fabulous Horsforth Music Centre.
  •     Balloons and a party atmosphere from our treasured stallholders.
  •     and much more ...

October’s Community Stall is Horsforth Music Centre.

Also, this October, it is your last chance to get delicious fresh strawberries until next year !

Our guest stalls this month are:

Seasonal Larder with their range of seasonal produce; FayrebyAlley (delicious tray chocolates) and East End Nurseries with their delicious strawberries.


September 2014

Please do join us on September 6th from 9.30am.

Guest Stalls this month are as follows:

We welcome back:

Seasonal Larder

Leeds Bread Co-op      

FayrebyAlley

Pextenement Soft Cheese

and a new Guest Stall:

Really Indian Ltd.
 
We welcome for the first time ’Really Indian Ltd’ selling a wide range of home made fresh curry sauces

The community stall this month is run by Horsforth Fair Trade Town Campaign.


August 2014

Please do join us on August 2nd from 9.30am.

Guest Stalls this month are as follows:

We welcome back:

Seasonal Larder

Kitchen Fairies

Leeds Bread Coop

and a new Guest Stall:

‘FayrebyAlley’  Delicious Canadian style chocolate.  A sell out at the Horsforth Beer Festival each year!

The community stall is run by Mark Saville this month.
 
The entertainment this month is a FREE bouncy castle for customers' children.


July 2014

We will not have a market on July 5th as we are happy to promote the Tour De France.

Please do join us on August 2nd from 9.30am.


June 2014

Please do join us on June 7th from 9.30am.

Guest Stalls this month are as follows:

Guest Stalls:

Love2Spice returns (individual and blended spice kits)
East End Nurseries returns (fresh strawberries)
Leeds Bread Co-op returns (artisan bread)

Community Stall:

Horsforth in Bloom

Entertainment

Newlaithes Junior School


May 2014

Please do join us on May 3rd from 9.30am.

Guest Stalls this month are as follows:

We welcome back

Seasonal Larder
East End Nurseries (fresh strawberries) for their first stall of 2014.

and two new Guest Stalls;

Kitchen Fairies with a mouth watering range of biscuits
La Cucina di Francesca with a wide range of homemade Italian food to take home.

The Community Stall is:

Broadgate Childens Centre, Horsforth


April 2014

Please do join us for our award winning Market on April 5th from 9.30am.

Guest Stalls this month are:

  •     The Bread Cooperative
  •     Love 2 Spice
  •     Pextenement Cheese Company - NEW

Pextenement Cheese Company is highlighted in the 'Spotlight On' section this month.
 
The Community Stall this month is Horsforth Tennis Club  - a very big welcome to them. I think I'll join - I just fancy a match of tennis.
 
Also do look out for the brilliant Horsforth Leeds City Brass Band playing live at the Market in April!

Horsforth Leeds City Brass Band playing at Horsforth Farmers' Market.


March 2014

Spring is coming :)

Please do join us for our award winning Market on March 1st from 9.30am.

Guest Stalls this month are:

  •     The Seasonal Larder
  •     I Spice Indian Foods - NEW
  •     Pextenement Cheese Company - NEW

Two new exciting stalls - I'm looking forward to trying their wares.
 
I Spice is in the 'Spotlight On' section this month and Pextenement Cheese Company will be highlighted next month.


Welcome to 2014

Please do join us for our new years' Market on February 1st from 9.30am.

It's Christmas!!!

Please do join us for our special Christmas market, with a photo opportunity Nativity Scene and lovely choirs from the local area.

and much more...

November 2013

Our first birthday celebrations went very well with a much appreciated guest appearance from Mr. Stuart Andrew MP, delicious cakes and yummy organic apple juice and lovely tunes from Horsforth Music Centre.

Join us this month for a range of delicious stallholders and a free bouncy castle – for your children.

Guest Stalls this month are:

Love2Spice and The Seasonal Larder

We are One!

 The big news this month is of course our First Anniversary Celebrations! We have so much going on that it is hard to fit it all on the page!

     Opening ceremony at 11am, but do arrive from 9.30, when we open.

  •     Delicious homemade cupcakes lovingly handmade in Horsforth, in our market colours too!
  •     A toast with one of our very own dear stallholders' delicious Organic Apple Juice.
  •     A visit from Jude Arbuckle and Stuart Hall MP.
  •     Live music from the fabulous Horsforth Music Centre.
  •     Balloons and a party atmosphere from our treasured stallholders.
  •     and much more ...

October 2013

Seasonal Larder

Handmade preserves inspired by and made from local & seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.  For more information go to www.facebook.com/TheSeasonalLarder

You can read a little more about them here.

October’s Community Stall is the magical Horsforth Music Centre.

Also, this October, it is your last chance to get delicious fresh strawberries until next year !


September 2013

Love 2 Spice, the home of fabulous food, made easy are with us in September.

Herb Kitchen's fresh mustards, tomato ketchups, and other yummy condiments are also at the Farmer's Market in September.

Horsforth Leeds City Brass Band



Look out for the brilliant Horsforth Leeds City Brass Band playing live at the Market in September!


August 2013

The Seasonal Larder is all about produce from our hedgerows.

Enchanted Cupcakes will be weaving their magic once again at the Farmer's Market in August.

August’s Community Stalls are Horsforth Evening Classes and the Horsforth Music Centre.

The Bouncy Castle is Back!

Look out for the Bouncy Castle again at the Market in August!


July 2013

The Herb Kitchen sells beautiful, proper, homemade ketchups and mustards, along with herbs and chillies for people to grow at home (in recycled/sustainable pots).  They will also have on offer fresh homemade, gourmet, seasonal, vegetarian, street food from their stall.  For more information go to www.leeds-list.com/handmade-in-yorkshire

love2spice

Love2Spice - the home of fabulous food, made easy.  They provide the spice blends and the ideas, you choose your main ingredient, and away you go!  You get the benefit of a healthy, spicy meal, with none of the artificial taste you get from a jar or a ready meal. For more information go to www.love2spice.com

July’s Community Stall was the Horsforth Womens Institute.  For more information go to www.thewi.org.uk


June 2013

Our guest stalls in June were The Seasonal Larder with produce from our local hedgrows; Horsforth Pick Your Own Farm with asparagus on our doorstep and East End Nurseries brought those delicious fresh strawberries again.  Horsforth Fellandale Club was on The Horsforth Matters Stall.


 

August 2013

The Seasonal Larder is all about produce from our hedgerows.

Enchanted Cupcakes will be weaving their magic once again at the Farmer's Market in August.

August’s Community Stalls are Horsforth Evening Classes and the Horsforth Music Centre

The Bouncy Castle is Back!

Look out for the Bouncy Castle again at the Market in August!


 

News - July 2013

The Herb Kitchen

The Herb Kitchen sells beautiful, proper, homemade ketchups and mustards, along with herbs and chillies for people to grow at home (in recycled/sustainable pots). They will also have on offer fresh homemade, gourmet, seasonal, vegetarian, street food from their stall. For more information go to www.leeds-list.com/handmade-in-yorkshire

love2spice

Love2Spice - the home of fabulous food, made easy. They provide the spice blends and the ideas, you choose your main ingredient, and away you go! You get the benefit of a healthy, spicy meal, with none of the artificial taste you get from a jar or a ready meal. For more information go to www.love2spice.com

July’s Community Stall was the Horsforth Womens Institute. For more information go to www.thewi.org.uk


 

Dates in 2017

January - no market
4th February
4th March
1st April
6th May
3rd June
1st July
5th August
2nd September
7th October
4th November
2nd December