What local means
The farmers, growers or producers attending Elham Farmers’ Market come from a defined local area. They or someone directly involved in the production have to be present in person to sell their own produce, direct to the public. Priority is given to the most local producers, ideally within a five mile radius of Elham, extending to 15 then 30 miles when specific produce is not available more locally.
All products sold should have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholder.
What you can buy at Elham Farmers’ Market
We aim to have up to 30 stalls at our summer and winter markets, selling a selection of produce including fruit and vegetables (some organic), eggs, cheese, fresh meat, fish, bread, cakes and pies, honey, jams and pickles, and wine. This list is not exhaustive and the selection will vary according to season and availability.
The Elham community is directly involved through the Elham Farmers’ Market Friends Association and the Elham gardeners. They organise a produce stall where gardeners and allotment holders can sell their excess fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants.
If you are interested in joining the Elham Farmers’ Market Friends Association, please contact Elham Farmers’ Market Managers Julie Allsop, 01303 840044, or Amanda Darbon, 07704 203 476, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elham Farmers’ Market takes place in June and December, from 11am to 2pm.
How to get there
Elham is situated on the main road between Canterbury and Folkestone. The Farmers' Market is held in the Square and in St Mary's Church in the centre of the village. (Please note the arrow in the image is just south of the Rose and Crown in the High Street. There is a bus stop just outside.)
Where to park
In addition to the roadside parking, there is parking available at Elham Village Hall at the top end of the High Street towards Canterbury.
Bus No. 17 from Folkestone stops at the Abbots Fireside and from Canterbury at the Rose and Crown, just outside the Rose & Crown. There is a two-hourly service on Sunday, operated by Stagecoach.
The nearest train station is Sandling station which connects with London Charing Cross. A taxi would need to be ordered from the station to take you to Elham (see below). Otherwise Folkestone Central connects with London Charing Cross and bus No. 17 stops just around the corner from the station, this will take you directly to Elham. Canterbury East and West connect with London Victoria and London Charing Cross and bus No. 17 can be taken from Cantebury Bus Station directly to Elham. The bus journey takes about 30mins in either direction.
Check train times and possible engineering works at www.nationalrail.co.uk.
The village has accessible toilets (on the High Street near the Rose and Crown).