Our traders include those listed below. This list is not exhaustive and some traders do not attend every market.
Jams, chutneys, home baking, fresh and pickled eggs.
North Elham, Kent.
Tel: 01303 840780
Game, smoked game and fish, fish pates, game sausages and burgers, bacon.
Tel: 01424 883060
Heart's Delight Farm
Apples and pears in season, plus apple and pear juices, chutneys and jams
Hearts Delight Farm, located between Kingston and Barham, was once a large fruit farm. There remains a beautiful old orchard comprising mainly of mature pear trees, as well as some huge Bramley apple trees. Katrina and Roland Brown, who have lived there for ten years, are pruning in accordance with traditional techniques learned from a man who worked there 45 years ago and which he learned from his father. The orchard is managed to help wildlife as well as to produce fruit. The fruit is not sprayed. The farm is now under a Higher Level Stewardship scheme with Natural England and includes this orchard as well as chalk grassland pastures and an ancient woodland.
Tel: 01227 830502
Fresh pork sausages, joints and chops
Dave Willet breeds pedigree Saddleback pigs, who live a happy free-range and stress-free existence in the fields at his farm near Dover. He sells fresh pork sausages with no additives or preservatives, just pork and a choice of nine flavours - so split them and freeze some if you're not going to eat them straightaway. His sweet chilli sausages are a runaway favourite. The other flavours are: sage, leek and chilli, leek, apple, garlic, stilton, spicy cumberland and plain. He is trying out pork and cider sausages and can make any flavour gluten-free to order. He also sells pork joints, chops and liver - all at very competitive prices.
Tel: 07931 127882
The Sandgate Bakery
Mike and Hilary Vines run a cottage-based, artisan bakery in South East Kent. They started baking bread relatively recently but have amended and improved their baking skills to a level where regular customers now say it is some of the best bread they have tasted. Early shoppers love the fact that their bread is still warm from the oven.
Tel: 01303 24656Rosebank Apiaries
Anthony Keeler has been keeping bees since he was 14 and has now turned his hobby into a thriving little business in Rhodes Minnis, just under two miles from the market. He has 20 hives and plans to expand to 40 over time. His spring honey goes straight from the hive to the jar. It is filtered - but not finely so it retains pollens - and is not heat-treated which would make it clear. It's just as it comes, solid and opaque but deliciously pure. Just pop it in the microwave if you want to make it easily spreadable. His summer honey is darker and clearer.
Tel: 01303 862309
Seven varieties of potatoes grown on a farm in Acrise, near Elham. All are maincrop. Kim gives expert advice on which to buy for different dishes and types of cooking. She also has a few tips up her sleeve such as how to cook the best roasties. Attendance at the market is seasonal (September - March) depending on supplies.
Tel: 01303 844 250
Tempting chocolates to buy as a gift or to treat yourself. All locally made by Henry.
Tel: 07500 212 643
Home-baked cakes, scones. biscuits, tarts and pies using seasonal, local ingredients. Catherine is an ex-pastry chef lecturer and also makes special occasion cakes to order.
email@example.com Tel: 07528 458444
Elham Gardeners' Stall
Many gardeners in Elham, as elsewhere, produce a surplus of vegetables, fruit, flowers and plants. This stall gives them the opportunity to sell this produce at the market. If you live in Elham and would like to take part, please contact Mike or Claire Donnelly on 01303 840427 by the Thursday before the market.
Seasonal fruit, vegetables, flowers and other produce grown and produced by villagers in Elham.
Remember to bring your own baskets and bags, and a cool bag so you can shop, then enjoy a drink or lunch in one of the Elham pubs, or a walk in our beautiful valley.