Wolverton Community Farmers Market

When Future Wolverton first started in 2003, a group of residents came together to look at bringing a fresh produce market back to Wolverton. The idea was tested out, residents were consulted and the response was overwhelmingly positive.

In 2004 a couple of pilot markets were trialled and the Farmers Market we know and love today evolved from them - run by community organisation Food Train and a dedicated group of volunteers.

Due to its small size it enables people to buy fabulous, fresh local produce at reasonable prices, and enables traders to flourish without having to compete for custom from one another.

On a typical shopping trip you could pick up fresh produce from Wolverton's Urban Farm, Broody Hen produce or Country Markets (the WI); a bunch of flowers from Branch Out CIC; all your fairtrade products from Eye2Eye Fairtrade; a loaf of bread from the Camphill Bakery, a joint of free range meat from Franklin's of Thorncote or local farmer Simon Singlehurst and support Wolverton's Community Orchard stall, who often sell plants and books.

In addition to the wonderful stalls, at the hub of the market is the pop-up 'Teapot' community café. This is a place to catch up with all the news from neighbours and friends new and old in a relaxed environmen,t whilst sampling the organic and fairtrade refreshments and home-made cakes. Run by volunteers, the small surplus generated helps keep the market going - now into it's 11th year!

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