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.


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.

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