Local Markets

There are four towns in Wealden District which hold monthly Farmers’ Markets and these are listed below.

When:

Fourth Saturday of every month

Where:

Car park at side of Crowborough & District Social Club, Croft Road, Crowborough TN6 1DL from 9am – 1pm

Contact:

Phil Stanford on 01435 873009 or email:  pjsfreshdirect@hotmail.co.uk

When:

Second Saturday of every month

Where:

Hailsham Cattle Market, Market Street, Hailsham BN27 2AG from 9am – 12.30pm

Contact:

Market Co-ordinator on:  01892 852168 or email:  info@hailshamfarmersmarket.co.uk or visit:  Hailsham Farmers Market (external link)

When:

Every Saturday

Where:

Vicarage Field, Hailsham  BN27 1BD from 8.30am – 3pm

Contact:

Market Co-ordinator on 01323 841702 or email enquiries@hailsham-tc.gov.uk

When:

Third Saturday of every month

Where:

Co-Op Car Park TN21 8JD from 9am – 12.30pm

Contact:

Joanne Aldous on 01892 610314 or email  farmersmarket@heathfield.net

When:

First Saturday of every month

Where:

Luxfords Car Park TN22 1AR from 9am – 1pm

Contact:

Phil Stanford on 01435 873009  or email  pjsfreshdirect@hotmail.co.uk

Free parking is available at all of the markets above.

Village Markets

Markets also take place in various villages across Wealden:

Bird In Eye Farm, Framfield TN22 5HA

Fourth Saturday of every month

Seasonal – April to September only

Contact: Stephanie Wheeler on 07912 648793

Blackham Village Hall, Blackham TN3 9UD

First Saturday of every month except January

Contact:  Stephen Whittaker on 01892 740777 or email  sjwpublic@gmail.com

Chelwood Gate Village Hall RH17 7LF

Four times a year – March, May, September, November

Contact: Roy Galley on 01825 713018

East Dean Village Hall BN20 OHT  from 10am – 12.30pm

Every Wednesday

Contact: Sam Stannistreet on 01323 423481 or 07730 325398 or email  zoe@newbarnexceat.plus.com

Foresters Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DN

First Saturday of every month

From 10am-3pm (free parking)

Contact: Sue Young on 01342 822661 or email market@forestrow.gov.uk

Framfield Village Hall TN22 5NR from 10am – 12 noon

Fourth Saturday of the month (not August)

Contact: Ann Newton on 01825 890182 or email framfield.pc@virgin.net

Commemoration Hall TN5 6LE 9.30am -12.30pm

Third Saturday of each month

Contact: Heather & Jonathan French  01892 783430 or email wadhurstfarmersmarket@hotmail.co.uk

Country Markets

Some villages hold regular Country Markets selling locally produced baked goods, preserves, fresh seasonal produce and handicrafts.

St Wilfrid’s Church Hall BN24 6HN 10.15am – 11.30am

Every Friday Mid-March to December

Contact:  Janet Ellis 01323 768994

Holy Cross Priory, Cross in Hand TN21 0TR  – 11 am to 1pm

Second Thursday in the month

Contacts: Lydia Tyler 01825 890178 or email lyd_tyler@yahoo.co.ukand Roy Wilkinson 01435 812931

National Farmers Retail and Markets Association (FARMA) (external link)

FARMA is a co-operative of farmers, producers selling on a local scale, and farmers’ markets organisers. FARMA works throughout the UK and is the largest organisation of its type in the world, representing direct sales to customers through farm shops, Pick-Your-Own, farmers’ markets, home delivery, on-farm catering, and farm entertainment.

South Downs Food and Drink Portal (external link)

The Sussex Food and Drink portal aims to showcase the wonderful food and drink you can enjoy in the South Downs National Park area. Use the FOOD FINDER to find great places to buy, eat and drink and explore stunning local fare. Find out about the seasonal goodies and events you shouldn’t miss in the events calendar! The portal was created by Natural Partnerships CIC, a community interest company based in Sussex which manages projects to promote food and farming. The project has been seed funded by the South Downs National Park Authority and The Southern Co-operative.