Elm Court Farmers Market
3rd January 2016 & It’s our Farmhouse Breakfast Special
As well as being Produced in Kent Farmers Market of The Year 2013 & a finalist this year, Elm Court Farmers Market with over 25 producers booked in, is now a regular shopping destination for fresh local produce in the Medway area.
January at Elm Court Farmers Market
At Elm Court we are one of the first farmers markets of the year. So why not start the year off with local produce.
There is plenty of fresh food available if you come and find us. Our Butchers, Bakers and Preserve makers will have plenty to temp you.
Our market will be a bit smaller than last month’s Christmas extravaganza, but still plenty to tickle those healthy taste buds.
You can find all your favourite producers at our other markets in January.
Tonbridge Farmers Market – Sunday 10th &
Aylesford Farmers Market – Sunday 17th
What to buy in January.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so whether you are just coming to the market for your breakfast or you’re stocking up on some wonderful breakfast goodies this is the month to start. There will be plenty to try and tickle your fancy and get your mouth watering. There should be lots of special offers to start the new year.
The Farmers’ Market offers the chance to try something a little different such as a new flavour of sausage, great with home cured bacon and free range eggs.
The market also provides a great opportunity for you to get ideas for hearty winter meals. Chilly winter days are just the time for cooking delicious roasts, stews and casseroles, baked potatoes, hot soups and hot puddings.
Producers at the market will be bringing a vast array of quality ingredients which is both fresh and local, including seasonal favourites for January such as carrots, leeks, parsnips and turnips which are perfect for creating warming fare for the colder winter months, and all those veggie’s could make a lovely bubble. It doesn’t have to be a left overs dish, in our house it is quite often the main event with some eggs and bacon.
Check out the fish stall, January is a great month for fish, especially if you are looking at being a bit healthier after a rather indulgent Christmas.
The Market Eatery
We have a fabulous selection of food at the Market Eatery. You can sit in our covered area, have a chat, watch the band or the cooking demonstrations. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can also be purchased. Supplying us all these mouth watering treats include:-
The Eatery Food Stall. Burgers, Sausages, Bacon & Fish in a roll & more. Most of the produce is supplied from our producers, including: Hemings Bakehouse, MB Farms, PJ’s Farm Shop, Pure Kent Oils, Stour Valley Game, Two Suns Quality Fish, Winterdale Cheesemakers.
Jo’s Cakes. Tea, coffee and of course, cakes, baked just down the road in Halling.
Pinetrees Farm. Award winning Cider & Apple Juice
The Cherryberry Co. Fresh fruit juice and in the colder months hot juice.
The Market Kitchen
As always we will have Matthew Kearsey-Lawson from Kent Fine Foods who
will be showcasing some of his fabulous goodies in a variety of dishes.
Also becoming a regular at the kitchen is Paolo from Kent Collection. He is Michelin
trained and does some wonderful stuff with the Charcuterie that his company makes. Call
by his stall to see if he is doing a demo. It will be worth watching and tasting.
John the Baker will be baking something special. If you want him to show you anything in particular let him know and he will try and demo it next month.
He is still very busy doing group demonstrations in customer’s homes. If you like the idea
of this his contact details are-
All our demonstrations will be featuring local drinks this month.
Our monthly charity.
The market gives a free pitch to a charity each month, so please contact us if you would like to take advantage of this. These pitches are going quite quickly so do please get in touch if you are interested.
The market will run from 9.30am – 1.30pm at Elm Court (formerly Wyevale) Garden Centre, Capstone Road, Gillingham. ME7 3JQ
By supporting your local markets you are supporting small and micro businesses, the backbone of the economic recovery.
If you need a bigger fix of Farmers Markets and local produce please come and see us at –
Tonbridge Farmers Market, 10th January and the 2nd Sunday of every month.
Aylesford Farmers Market at the Priory, 17th January and the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Next month is our Scallop Sunday at Elm Court Farmers’ Market February 7th.
Future dates for the Elm Court market are
6th March 2016…Month is Marmalade Month
3rd April 2016…The Big Curry
1st May 2016…Real Bread Month
5th June 2016…Our 4th Birthday and it’s Kent Farmers Market Month
3rd July 2016… A Berry Bonanza
7th August 2016…The Chilli Circus
4th September 2016… A Jam Jamboree
2nd October 2016 …Pink Sunday
6th November 2016…Love Cheese
4th December 2016…Christmas Drinks Special
1st January 2017…No Market-It’s new years day.
5th February 2017….Scallop Sunday
Contact details are
Steve Wood 07876 685853
Elm Court Farmers Market
PO Box 325
Thanks to Mary Gwynn for her input in this news letter and other Kent Farmers Market Association literature. http://trufflehound.wordpress.com