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Fresh-n-local Corona virus update 25th March 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the temporary closure of all our markets. This is likely to continue throughout April. The Government will review the current lockdown advice in 3 weeks’ time but in all likelihood, we won’t be back before May. We are extremely sorry, but the enforcement of social distancing has proved impossible.

Stroud farmers market food hub

To mitigate the impact of this on as many of our customers and producers as possible we are opening a food hub in the Cornhill Square part of the market. The gates will be closed, and we will be offering a combination of pre order collection and delivery. We will do this in a non online way at first with orders to be emailed and phoned in. To make this viable we will invite every stallholder who would normally sell at the market on Saturdays to drive to Stroud and drop off their produce to the square early on Saturday morning, ready for packing and distribution. We will then organise the produce and a team of us will work to pack for pick up from the market square or delivery during the morning.

We aim to continue the hub throughout the period the market is closed

Customers may wish to contact stallholders direct too, with many of them offering their own home delivery service.

How to use the Saturday Farmers’ market food Hub 4th April 2020

The farmers’ market food hub has been set up so our customers are still able to access the foods they are used to getting on a Saturday.

The food hub will work through direct communication between the person ordering and the Saturday team. We will give you a time slot for collection. Please queue with consideration of social distancing in mind. For deliveries please consider asking a friend or neighbour to collect your shopping for you. If this is not possible, we will put you down for delivery. We will not be doing long range deliveries.

  1. A) Please order what you would like from each stallholder. Please order by email;
  2. Please let us know roughly what time you would like to collect on your order email. (please also see if one person can collect for several at once etc)
  3. We will have your order and bill ready for you on Saturday.
  4. We will give you a time slot for collection
  5. Please have cash ready in an envelope to pay for your order or you may use our card reader machine.
  6. Please don’t bulk buy. We will be doing this every week until the market re opens.
  7. Please have your order with us by 8am Thursday morning. Orders received after the cut off may be unsuccessful.

Please note some producers have decided to mothball production until markets re start; Pippin Doughnuts, the Olive Stall, Baked By Beth, Katie Crunch and Salt Bakehouse. Some producers are not ready to join the scheme but may join occasionally or over the next few weeks.

List of producers for Saturday 4th April 2020 food hub at the Cornhill

Adeys Farm Organic – Offering their normal range of Meat

Ascott Gardens – Flowers-smaller spring bunches-£5.00, larger arrangements £7.50 /bunch and £10.00 arrangements. Bunches of willow catkins-£4.50. Raspberry canes-mid season 5 in pot-£9.50, Hazel bean poles-£8.50/bundle, Bundles of hazel peas sticks -£5.00/bundle, Goose eggs-£1.60 large, £1.25 small(only a few), Plants. -broad beans (aquadulce)-£1.25/pot, trays of mixed larkspur-£6.50, pots of cut and come again salad  mix -£1.25/pot, rhubarb plants-victoria(2 left), £4.50 each, purple sage plants £4.50 each, oregano Kiribati, £2.75/pot.

Coleshill Organics – veg boxes of several sizes. This week £10 and £20 (more size choice next week)

Days Cottage –Green Top Apple Juice – Sweet, Med, Dry £2.60, Gold Top Apple Juice – Medium Sweet or Med Dry £3.10, Pear & Apple Juice £3.50, Sparkling Cider- Sweet, Med, Dry £4.00, Sparkling Perry £5.00, Cider Vinegar £3.50.

Funky Falafel – Falafel and hummus boxes containing – 8 house falafel and a pot of classic hummus £6, 8 mixed flavoured falafel and a pot of classic hummus £6

Godsells – Leonard Stanley cheddar, Double Gloucester, Single Gloucester, Holy smoked, Three virgins (Cheshire style), Hooded monk (DG in wax), Cockadilly chilli, Singing granny; all at £3-4 per block

Haven Nurseries

Hinton Marsh – Half shoulder lamb @ £15, Half leg lamb @ £17, 2 lamb chops @ £ 3.50, Breast of lamb boned & rolled & £3.50, Beef mince 1lb @ £5, Beef stew 1lb @ £6, Sausages pk 6 honey roast @ £4, Sausages pk 6 Lincolnshire @ £4, Sausages pk 6 oak smoked chilli paprika @ £4, Gluten free sausage pk of 6 @£4,

Hobbs House – Large Rye £3.80, Sherston Sliced £2.80, Seeded sourdough £3.50, St. Martin Sliced £4.50, Severn Seed Sliced            £3.15 Gift Gluten Free £4.50, 5 seed Spelt, £4.20, Turmeric and Chilli £3.50, Lardy cake £1.70, Butter Croissant 4 pack £4

Hortons’ Bees and Honey – Selection of honey £5.50 per jar

Jess’ Ladies organic Dairy – 1 litre milks: skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole, special breakfast 1.50. Kefir, 750ml (fat free or original full fat) 3.50. 250 ml yoghurt 1.30. 500ml yoghurt 2.50. 1pint cultured buttermilk 1.30. Cream:250 ml single double or extra thick cream 2.50. 

Jonathan Crump – Single and Double Gloucester cheese, 250g £4.50, 500g £9 some goose eggs £1.50

Julian Harvard – Potted tulips, 3.50 per pot

Madgetts – chickens £10, Sausages £5, Chicken thighs £5 per pack

Newark Farm Organic – all pre weighed; roots 1kg, greens 500g; red and white potatoes, Celeriac, Red Cabbage, Savoys, Spring Greens, Purple Sprouting, Cauliflowers, Fennel, Chard, Leeks, Beets, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Eggs.

Nifty Nut Butter– Peanut butter (slow roasted peanuts & sea salt): Crunchy or smooth, 1 kilo tub: £11.90, 185g jar: £ 3.80. Almond Butter (100% almonds): Crunchy or smooth 1 kilo tub: £17.50, 185g jar: £ 5.25.

Overton Organic Eggs – Standard egg £1.75, Jumbo egg (limited) £2.40 for 6

Plenty! – Breton chicken, Shin of beef, golden beet & bean (vegetarian), Cotswold venison, Wild boar & chorizo, Coq au vin, Tartiflette.

Proper Probiotics – Raspberry Kombucha 330ml, Ginger & Lemongrass Kombucha 330ml, Kickin’ Kimchi 280g, Green Kimchi 280g, Pink Kimchi 280g, Yellow Kimchi 280g, Nigella Sauerkraut 280g, Caraway Kraut 280g, Ruby Warmer Sauerkraut 280g, Spicy Salsa Sauerkraut 280g; all £4

Stroud Brewery – Budding 500ml, Tom Long 500ml only

Studio Pastry – Meat or Vegetable Pasties

Styan Family Produce – Small box £6 (available without potatoes), Large Box £12, Rhubarb £2.50, Purple sprouting £2.50, new season tunnel tomatoes cherry £2, Classic £2

The Artisan Baker – Organic Large overnight white £3.50 / small £2.50 Organic Stoneground wholemeal large £3.50 / small £2.50 Organic 100% Rye £3.00 Biodynamic Stoneground wholemeal £5.00 Organic Nelson loaf £4.50 Organic Large sourdough £5.00 / small £3.00 Organic Ciabatta £2.50 Organic Painswick Sourdough £3.50 Organic Walnut £5.00 Organic Gluten Free £3.50

The Cotswold Curer – French Style Saucisson £5.00, Fennel/Red Wine Salami £5.00, Black Truffle Salami £6.00, Wild Boar Salami £6.00, Spicy Chorizo  £5.00, Pancetta 200g Block £6.00

The Billowing Loaf – Overnight White Tin loaf £2.50, Wholemeal Sourdough £3, Sicilian Semolina Sourdough £3.50, Spelt Sourdough £3.50, Baguettes de Tradition £2 each, Hot Cross Buns £1.50 each or 4 for £5, Cinnamon swirls £1.50.

The Old Cheese Room – Quarter of Baronet (250g) £6.00, Half a Baronet (500g) £10.00, Mini Baronet individual ( 270g) for £7.00, ByBrook (hard cheese0 250g £6.00

Village Maid Cheese – Wigmore semi soft ewe’s cheese £5, Spenwood  hard Ewe £4/8, Guernsey cow’s milk; Waterloo soft cheese £5, Maida Vale soft £10, Heckfield hard £4/£7

Windmill Nurseries – ALL GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE AND SOME VEGAN OPTIONS; Gingerbread, Chewy nutty brownies, Coconut keto bread, Vegan Plain flapjack, vegan Fruit flapjack, vegan Adventure bread,  vegan Mini Nut roasts, vegan Chickpea, quinoa, turmeric curry). Seville marmalade, Stem ginger marmalade, Strawberry jam,  Raspberry jam, Blackcurrant jam, Plum jam ,Gooseberry Strawberry jam, Quince jelly.

The Welsh Cake Lady –5 Welsh cake varieties; trad fruit (£4), apple-cinnamon, chocolate orange, chocolate hazelnut, Cheese and Bacon Savoury, £4.50 for a pack of 6. Barabrith £4.50, treacle tartlet, bakewell tartlet, £2.50

Whittal’s Fudge – Mixed £5 box, £10 box, £15 box. Brownie bombs come boxed £6.95 each; Toffee, Raspberry, Salted caramel fudge, Baileys, Choc orange, Creme egg 

Welcome to Fresh-n-Local

Fresh-n-Local Farmers’ Markets are award-winning markets that take place in Stroud, Stow, Gloucester and Swindon Outlet. At each market you will find a number of stallholders offering locally-produced and locally-grown goods. Browse the stalls and meet our stallholders, enjoy free samples, discover new tastes and soak up the street festival atmosphere. Our markets make a great day out for anyone interested in supporting local talent…

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All our markets are stocked with great stalls selling the local produce that we know, love and trust.

  • Stroud – every Saturday 9-2pm
  • Gloucester – every Friday 9-3pm
  • Swindon Outlet – every Sunday 10-4pm
  • Stow on the Wold – every 2nd Thursday of the month 9-1pm

Fresh-n-Local Farmers’ Markets run by Made in Stroud Ltd are certified by FARMA (The National Farm Retail and Markets Association) as genuine farmers’ markets where you can buy local food direct from the producer.

2020 looks to be yet another fabulous year for Farmers’ Markets with markets brimming with stalls of the finest local produce in the region.

A menu of Artisan food producers and locally based farmers makes for a sumptuous cocktail of the finest produce available in one place at one time.

Amazing breads and cheeses, organic and free-range livestock, super fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits and an array of local bakers, picklers, brewers and makers make farmers’ markets THE place to get your weekly shop.

With produce going in and out of season through the year the markets are a constantly changing delight.

We look forward to welcoming you to world of local flavour.