Wolverton Farmers MarketHeld on the first and third Saturday every month outside the Town Hall on the corner of Creed Street and Stratford Road from 9am-1pm.
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The market hosts the following stalls on the first Saturday of the month:
Organically grown fruit and vegetables from Chris Holt's smallholding near Huntingdon. Affiliated to the Wholesome Food Association. Also sells hen, duck and goose eggs and homemade preserves and jams.
Gunter Weber Honey
Award winning set and runny honey, fresh honeycomb, fudge, candles and beeswax polish. Gunter has over thirty hives located around Milton Keynes.
Based in Astwood, Harvest Bakery make pies, pasties, cakes and their popular vegetarian scotch eggs which are covered in crushed brazil nuts. They do not use hydrogenated fats in their products and source their ingredients from other local producers.
Based in Sandy, John Franklin keeps free range poultry and is licensed to deal in game. Their chickens and ducks range freely on grass and the preparation is all done on farm. They have an excellent website at www.franklinsfarm.co.uk
A local group of prolific cake and preserve makers. Jam and Jerusalem this isn't. They take chances with the local and the unusual alongside the Eccles cakes. They're at the Bath House Community Centre every Friday morning too.
Sust! is MK's first and only fairtrade shop, situated in the Food Centre in CMK. They bring fairtrade chocolate, dried goods, juices, eco-friendly cleaning products, re-usable shopping bags and all sorts of interesting gifts to market.
Caught off Brightlingsea, Peter brings fresh and smoked fish to Wolverton (the furthest place from the sea in the UK!)
My Garden Friends
Mark and Val sell native perennials, herbs and bedding plants. They also craft wooden items, bird and insect boxes for the garden.
The market hosts the following stalls on the third Saturday of the month:
Alongside Broody Hen, Harvest Bakery, Country Markets, Sust! and My Garden Friends we have -
New Lodge Farm
Simon and Sarah Singlehurst's family have been farming in Bulwick, Northants since the 1870's. Their farm assured lamb and beef is incredibly tasty and Simon is always happy to recommend the right kind of cut for your needs. They run a hugely popular burger grill at the market.
Wobbly Bottom Farm
Alan Bungey and his family have a goat herd at their farm near Hitchin. They produce an impressive range of cheeses including blue, soft, smoked, a camembert type and one with cranberries. They also make goat meat sausages.
Heather and her trainees grow organically on three allotment plots in Wolverton. They produce an impressive range of vegetables which in Winter go into their hot soups. They also make a range of seasonal crafts such as bug boxes, pots of Spring bulbs and Christmas wreaths.
The Community Orchard
Wolverton's orchard group take a stall at the market to let people know what's happening on site, sell seasonal crafts, provide craft activities for kids and raise awareness of the plight of the UK's fruit orchards. With them we run the Apple Day celebrations in October each year.
Joanna and her family are known as the Chilli people. They grow an amazing range of chillis at their farm in Bedfordshire which they sell raw and processed into salsas, pickles and sauces. They also produce cucumbers, sweet peppers and tomato plants. They join us in season from May to November. See their website for more info.
Next Market Saturday 7th July
Meet up with friends for great coffee, fresh herb teas and delicious cakes at MK's first mobile eco-cafe The Funky Teapot!
Read about our adventures as we try to bring farming into the city in our new blog
Eat the City