Thanet Farmers Market
Venue - Marlowe Academy
Location - Ramsgate
Date - 20th October 2013
Thanet Farmers Market is a new market launched in September this year. Unfortunately we were away on honeymoon for the opening day so missed out but was determined to get to the 2nd market. It is run by local producers, one of which is the Market Manager, Sarah Bowers who also owns Little Stour Orchard. We know Sarah well and she was excited for us to get some food shots to be used on the markets business pages and for advertising for the stallholders.
Enzo's Bakery - Artisan breads, bakery, cakes, savoury slices & pies
Faversham Soaps - Natural & handmade soaps
The Cheesemakers of Canterbury - Cheese specialist, handmade Ashmore Cheese
Ahoy Fishmongers - Fresh fish & seafood
Chandler & Dunn - Butchers & savoury pies
Herne Bay Sourdough - Handmade sourdough bread
Kiss & Cake Up - Cakes & pastries
Lets Go Without - Wheat, dairy & gluten free foods
Little Stour Orchard - Orchard, apple juice, cider & preserves
Lola & Company - Vintage mobile tea, coffee & snacks
Nash Farm Shop - Fruit, vegetables & eggs
Never Mind the Cupcakes - Artisan baking, breads, cakes & tarts
Olives R Good 4 U Ltd - Marinated olives
Once Upon a Cupcake - Bakery, cupcakes & decoration
R & R Ales - Kentish Gallant ale
Rosemary Nurseries - Plants & herbs
Rosie Lea Tea - Loose leaf tea & infusions
Royal Barkshire Biscuits - Natural dog biscuits & muffins
Saramica - Handmade jewellery, bead & buttons
Smoked & Spice - Smoked meat, fish, cheese & Sri Lankan curries
South Barn Gifts - Fudge, chocolate & chutneys
The Little Chocolate Company - Handmade Artisan Chocolates
The Ramsgate Brewery - Local cask & bottled ales
Straight away the huge bonus of this market compared to other local markets is that its indoors, bar a few outdoor traders, so weather will never be a factor in the running of the market each month. A great location also contributes to the plus points of this market. Its central to all the towns in and around Thanet and is just a mile outside Westwood Cross. Its open the 2nd Sunday of each month between 9.30-1pm. Plus there is free parking outside in the Academy car park.
There is an average of around 24 stallholders each month at the farmers Market, mostly food and drink but a few craft and a charity stall are included. Another great feature of the market is the Kids Kitchen that we noticed being spoken about on arrival. A great way to get local kids involved in cooking local produce which is run by the Academy's catering teachers.
We had a great time walking around the market, meeting all the stallholders and chatting to people about their products. Claire was mainly there to shop and chat haha and I was equiped with my camera so made my way around the stalls, getting some random shots and chatting to everyone on each stall. We were actually there for a couple of hours. Time flies when you are having fun and spending money on food and drink too! We came away with a variety of cakes, apple juice, beer, a few sweet treats and some vegetables for dinner. It was a great market, very well run and we look forward to the next one.
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