Hampshire Farmers’ Markets is a not for profit membership organisation, to trade at any of our markets you must be a member and your produce has to meet our criteria.
The annual £60 membership affords you certain rights as to how the company is run and structured, for example members vote on the appointment of all directors and statement of accounts. The company holds an Annual General Meeting and several Producer Meetings throughout the year at which you will have the chance to question directors and raise issues, it is also a chance to network with other producers.
We welcome all primary and secondary producers of food, drink and crafts which fit in well with our existing producers.
Our criteria and the enforcement of it is what sets our Farmers’ Markets apart from general produce markets. In a world of fake news and fake farms invented by “Ad Men” it is important to our members that the authenticity of the produce offered and standards of our markets are maintained.
To this end all members must:
- Source at least 20% of ingredients from Hampshire or within a 20 mile radius.
- Any produce that is grown, reared or raised must spend at least 50% of its time with the producer.
Pitch fees include the provision and errection of a canopy but you will need to provide a table and storage/display units etc.
Pitch fees, per pitch per market, are £48 ex vat, Winchester markets are £53 ex vat. The pitch fees include the provision and erection of a canopy.
Please complete the Expression of Interest form below and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We will endeavour to get back to you within the next few days.
Before sending you a Membership Pack you will be contacted by phone or email, to make sure you understand our criteria and to assess whether you will more than likely meet the criteria.
Once your have received, completed and returned your application we will arrange for a member of our Compliance Team to visit your facilities and check that you have documentory evidence to prove that you meet our criteria.