December 2017

Stall News:  We welcome Kevin Waddingham for the first time this month.  Kevin has taken over Mike Sopp’s fish business

November 2017

Stall news:   Blossom Honey:  Bill and Lynn are back with us this month after their holiday break
 
Entertainment this month:  there will be a free Bouncy Castle
 
Community StallLeeds Breast Cancer Awareness are publicising their work

October 2017

Stall news: Indian Express and Ajay’s Third Wave coffee are no longer guest stalls, as they are now permanent regulars at Horsforth Farmers' Market.

Blossom Honey will not be here in October as Bill and Lynne are on holiday. We look forward to seeing them again in November.

We welcome back as Guest Stalls: Lasagna on the Road; Little Badger Cider Co; Melanies Chocolates; Pextenement Organic cheeses; and strawberries from East End Nurseries.

For their first time with us we particularly welcome two new stalls: Allums from Wakefield with their pork, steak and chicken pies plus Cornish Pasties and Sausage Rolls; and Slowrise Bagels also from Wakefield with their freshly made pretzels and filled bagels

Entertainment this month will be our regular Morris Dancers
 
Community Stall this month will be publicising the work of the Horsforth Women’s Institute

September 2017

Stall news:  We welcome back this month Mario with his ‘Olianas’ stall of Italian foods and Richard’s ‘Tricky Dickies' toffee puddings and brownies; and for the first time with us: Little Badger Cider Company with fruit ciders and traditional scrumpy
 
Entertainment:   this month live music from guitarist and vocalist Richard Stirland
 
Community StallHorsforth Evening Classes will be publicising their range of activities

August 2017

We're delighted to have Francesco from Mondo Pizza with his wood fired pizza oven as a guest stall for the first time.

Mario (Gusto Olianas) wont be with us in August as he is at a Food Fayre.

East End Nurseries strawberries have finished for now, so they won't be joining us in August, but they expect to be back with us in October

July 2017

We have The Little Yorkshire Pie Company with us for the first time this month. Also we're delighted that one of our guest stalls, Tancred Farm, has now become a regular monthly stallholder at the Market.

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.

Dates in 2018

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