The Kent Farmers' Market Association
The Association's objectives
The Kent Farmers' Market Association has been set up by the managers of Kent's Farmers' Markets. We all believe passionately that Farmers' Markets provide shoppers with higher quality, more nutritious, easily traceable, fresher local food and drink. They give Kent's farmers' and small food enterprises the opportunity to sell direct to the public and so get a fair price for their products. They offer an increasingly rare chance for communities to get together. We provide outlets for products which respect both the environment and animal welfare. We help to reduce food miles.
We believe that to thrive and remain competitive, we have to work collaboratively. The Association provides leadership and advice to existing Farmers' Markets and Stallholders, and works with anyone wanting to set up a Farmers' Market or to start selling at a Farmers' Market. We offer guidance on regulatory requirements and practical ideas about operating and promoting markets and products what works and what doesn't. All our knowledge comes from hands-on experience.
We also work with shops who champion local food, for example helping with the sourcing of products from our database of over 400 stallholders.
We contribute to initiatives which support local food, and are always keen to work alongside other organisations which share our enthusiasms