For a farmers’ market that sells an exciting range of local produce and offers an experience which shoppers, producers and stallholders really enjoy.
Lewes Farmers Market in East Sussex was established in 1998 and has grown to become one of the most vibrant and successful Farmers Markets in Sussex. Each month they have around 25 to 30 producers, offering a wide range of local produce, plus seasonal guest producers to tie in with the growing year. The Market runs from 9am-1pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month and has relocated to the Friars Walk car park, two minutes from the Cliff precinct.
Miles Jenner, Joint Managing Director, Harvey’s Brewery said: ‘An excellent range of local produce and a great atmosphere. This market always offers a consistent vibrant shopping experience for the local community.’
Covid restrictions led them to close for 2 months then re-open in a larger venue to allow for more social distancing. They are now more popular than ever!
Visit Horsham Markets by Food Rocks in The Carfax, Horsham West Sussex for a wonderful selection of the finest fresh local produce, sensational street food and a range of boutique shopping from vintage clothing to antique homeware. Every Saturday the market features an ever-changing mix of live music and street entertainment.
The Saturday Market in Horsham has been open during lockdown with a wide range of essential food and drink stalls and take away street food from 9am to 3pm, with social distancing measures in place and a click and collect and home delivery service.
Shoreham Farmers Market, selling local Sussex produce takes place in Tarmount Lane Car Park, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex between 9:00am and 2:00pm every second Saturday of the month. The market normally has around 45 stalls selling a wide range of local, fresh produce and goods and brings the whole of the Shoreham community together.
Running a market throughout COVID has been a challenge and they have had to adapt to manage crowds, with entry and exit to a controlled area whilst providing a vibrant environment that traders and customers expect. In mid-summer of 2020, they moved the market to a local car park to ensure they could be compliant with controls and since then they have worked closely with councillors, community groups and local shops in the town centre to create a walking trail from the market to the shops and vice versa to maintain this valued community asset.
Entry is now closed for the below four categories in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2020! Our judges will be in contact with you soon if you have made the shortlist! Grand Finalists will be announced in March 2020.
SUSSEX STREET FOOD OF THE YEAR
Our winner will offer great food to be eaten in a mobile situation, including as many local ingredients as possible. Finalists will participate in a live competition at Horsham on 27th October.
SUSSEX YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR
Our winner will be aged 25 or under on 31/01/20, working or studying in Sussex, with a talent for creating a wonderful menu of creative dishes using local ingredients.
SUSSEX NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Our winner will be an innovative business from any part of the food and drink sector, supporting local produce, which has been trading for up to 3 years by end 2019; has the ambition and determination to succeed; and can demonstrate a realistic and sustainable business plan.
YOUNG SUSSEX FARMER OF THE YEAR
Our winner will be a young farmer aged 35 or under by end 2020. They can come from any sector within agriculture, horticulture or viticulture and must be involved in food or drink production. They could be part of the family farm (owned or tenanted), a student, an employee or self-employed. This young person should display the following attributes: vision; leadership; innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship; ability to incorporate new ideas and practices; ability to inspire others; and the desire to succeed and grow business.
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