Sedgefield Farmers Market

Delivering a wide range of local produce

Sedgefield Farmers’ Market NOW OPEN

Our Market following lock down. We are cautiously regaining our former numbers of stalls, while giving Covid-19 safety our highest priority. This means we have not been able to accommodate all previously regular stalls, though we hope to do that in the period up to Christmas. How fast that can happen will depend on progress in suppressing the virus in the area.

In the meantime we have had many enquiries from traders who would like to join the Market. We do try to respond to every enquiry but recently that has been difficult. Please bear in mind that we aim to keep a good balance and broad range of produce for customers, so we choose the produce best fitted to the overall range and balance. This means that we don't necessarily take each request in turn.
There's more detail below of how to seek a stall with us.
Before the market
If you know what you want from specific traders, please consider ordering it for collection and pay before collecting your order. Traders may make arrangements for you to pick up your order from behind their stall if you don’t want to enter the one-way system.
The market operation
The market will be set up around the usual triangle of paths, with a one-way system in force. Stewards will be at tables at the 3 corners, separating the Entry & Exit points. They will guide and advise you on safety. Hand sanitiser will be provided here for use on both gloved and un-gloved hands. Notices displayed around the market will be for your own and other people’s safety, so please do act on these. If the market becomes busy, the stewards may request you to wait to enter until other shoppers have left.

If you have the virus or feel unwell, please don’t come to the market. Please ask someone else to shop for you. Otherwise, please...
Enter the Market at one corner of the triangle and leave at a convenient corner.
Listen carefully to stewards and heed their requests.
Observe the one-way system & the two-metre spacing.
Come singly or with as few household members as possible.
Bring a dog ONLY if it is your trained assistance dog. Bring and use your own face masks and gloves.
Avoid stopping to chat - even with friends you haven’t seen for some time.
Minimise the use of cash, instead use contactless payment methods where possible.
Although the bench seat within the triangle will be taped off, you can of course use the benches and green away from the market as a socially distanced ‘chat zone’, at your own discretion. Together we can make this work safely. Above all, let’s make it a happy occasion.

Thank You

Our Farmers Market is entirely organised and delivered by volunteers, so I want to say a big thank you to all who put out signs, posters and banners social media message, etc, and those who bring the gazebos and other equipment to the Green and erect it, and then turn up to take it down and put it away, and many more. Its the people of Sedgefield who put on the Market for the people of Sedgefield and surrounding areas.

If you would like to get involved and join this great team please get in touch with me.
Roger Clubley, Chairman, Sedgefield Development Trust, and Market Manager of Sedgefield Farmers Market, call 01740 620609 or 07803 269956 or email farmers@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk

About

The market has about 20 stall holders each month, varying throughout the seasons, providing bread, drinks and beverages, meats, vegatables, Handmade pies, pastries and cakes, Fish, Spices, Cheeses and more.

When?

The market is held every first Sunday of the Month from 8.30am to 12.30pm.


Next Market

At present the market is on hold due to COVID-19. We will update this page and our social media channels when we have news that we can open, within the Government guidelines. Note, you can still order directly from the stall holders.

Where?

The Farmers Market can be found on the village green in the heart of Sedgefield in front of St. Edmund Church. With easy access from the main road network, A689, A177 etc we can be easily located so come along and try it.

Free Charity and Community Stall

One free charity or community stall is available for suitable organisations each month. In most months from April to December we also offer a free pitch to a musician or musical group. Very occasionally we may make another stall available. If you would like your charity or group to have a free stall please contact Olwen Downs at charitystall@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk

Want to Trade at Our Market

If you would like a pitch at our Market you should contact the Market Organiser, Roger Clubley, contacts as above. Please bear in mind:
*That it is a producers market, that is to say all the stall holders have grown, baked, made, brewed, etc. the produce they sell. We encourage customers to ask about the product's provenance.
* That we try to always provide a wide range of produce for our customers, and will try to add to the range rather than increase the number of people selling similar products.

To book a stall call Roger Clubley: 01740 620609, email farmers@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk


Stall Holders

Broom House Farm

We breed, rear and sell our own 100% pure Aberdeen Angus Beef, Lamb, Mutton and Rare Breed British Saddleback Pork, hams, sausages and bacon.

All our beef and lamb is properly hung and prepared, with great attention to detail. This is the place to shop if you value the best flavoured beef, lamb and pork in County Durham!

Broom House Farm Butchery & Farm Shop is on our organic family run farm in the Browney Valley overlooking Durham City, just 6 miles to the west of the City Centre.

NATIONAL FINALISTS in FARMA "own and local" national farm retail awards!

Produce: Meats
Parlour Made Cheese

Village Farm Dairy is set in 240 acres near Sedgefield, County Durham, a family farm run by Neil & Carol Peacock. The dairy herd consists of 120 Holstein /Friesian cows all of which were all born on the farm. The family are passionate about herd welfare which ensures consistent high quality milk and every cow is known by name and family history.

After many months of extensive research and planning Neil & Carol decided to diversify into handmade artisan cheese made using their own farm assured milk. The fresh morning’s milk is piped no further than 20 feet from the milking parlour into the cheese vat in the new purpose build cheese dairy, where cheesemaking begins.

All of the cheeses are fully traceable with handling and packing done on the farm – the only food miles are incurred at delivery stage.

Carol has spent most of her career teaching cookery as well as helping out on the farm. She attended agricultural College in Cheshire to learn the art of cheesemaking under the expert eye of Christine Ashby and has spent many months since perfecting her cheeses.

This is very much a family business – Neil milks the cows, Carol makes the cheese with children Joe and Georgia helping out on weekends and school holidays. Our cheese can be found in local farm shops, delis, hotels and restaurants.


Rosalind's Larder

Rosalind's Larder is a local producer of quality homemade jams, chutneys, piccalilli and lemon curd.

Rosalind uses fruit and vegetables grown on her allotment in Middlesbrough and locally sourced produce and eggs where ever possible.

The majority of the chutneys are made from Mediterranean vegetables reflecting her Italian background. All the products are made in small batches to ensure high quality and best taste. Her Limoncello Lemon curd and Piccalilli are particular favourites with customers attracting 5 star reviews on her Facebook page.


Charlies Country Kitchen/I Love Pies

For the BEST handmade pies and pasties. inc STEAK & GUINNESS, STEAK & STILTON (with a hint of port), Game Pie. Charlies Cornish, Fresh Hand raised Pork Pies and lots more.

Produce: Handmade pies, pastries and cakes
A and D Mellanby
Produce: Seasonal vegetables
Terry Gleadow

This is a family run business with my wife and myself, I myself have been in the fish business for 35years, but my wife's family go back 150+years so between us we have a lot of experience in the fishing industry.

My wife lost relatives in the Eyemouth great fishing disaster in 1881. We sell a good selection of fresh Eyemouth fish.

Produce: Fish
Dryden Farm

Turkeys and Geese. Note they come to the Market in November only to promote their sales for Christmas.


The Busy Whisk

We create Luxury Cheesecake, desserts and patisserie from locally sourced ingredients and sell mostly at Farmers Markets and Food Festivals. You can buy from us directly too.


Diablo Seasonings

Spice merchant and food blogger based in beautiful multi-cultural North East England, dedicated to the expert sourcing of quality ingredients for supply to the food industry.


DaVi-Handmade Italian Cooking

Place all the wisdom of mum's hands, add all her imagination, add all her patience. Then, place the dedication to father's work, the bravery, the toughness, the desire to always improve yourself.
Knead it with the vigor of a young man and the wisdom of grandparents, chill it for a while. Mix all the beautiful things of the life together: love, children, friendship, places, trips, work experiences. Then, finish it with some spices: values, ideals, ambitions, dreams. Shape it as you like. Every time you cook it, you will feel reborn.


The Gingerbread Mam

I'm The Gingerbread Mam and I sell my home made ginger products at local North East farmers' markets. Everything is made by me, from my lovely kitchen, i only use organic products, full fat milk and always butter, that's why everything tastes so good!


Phil's custom Woodwork

Here to create what you imagine and much much more. Everything is handmade and just about anything can be made to order


Kettle & Keg

Mobile coffee bar


Wearside Bakehouse

We are a small artisan bakery located in Wearside producing hand crafted baked goods using traditional methods. Proud to support the Realbread campaign.


Pushpa's

Pushpa's authentic Indian cuisine produces home cooked Punjab-inspired dishes enriched with mouth-watering flavours, using traditional herbs and spices.


Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauces

We think it is important to supply the best product possible, so we only use the best produce for the job. Mrs Chimp and I make small batches from our kitchen at home, which brings us immense joy


Roundhill Brewery

Unfiltered, unpasteurised 'living' beers that are cask/bottle conditioned and brewed in the traditional way with a contemporary twist.

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