- Jules from Stefano's Homemade Food is back and you can meet her lovely new helper for the summer!
- Somerset Venison is back this week.
- Cocoa's Handmade Chocolate will be able to come if the weather is not too hot.
- Homemade Cakes by Juliet will be back next week.
- Grown Up Marshmallows and Exmoor Fisheries will be back next month.
CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR...
We are currently looking for the following local producers:
We are also looking for more producers to fill empty niches - honey and bee products, goat's milk and goat's milk products are all stalls that we are actively seeking.
If you are interested in trading at the market, please contact our chairperson, Shelley for a chat.
WHO'S AT THE MARKET
COMMON LOAF BAKERY
'Common Loaf' bread is not ordinary bread like that made in big factories and sold through chains of big stores. It's made according to traditional recipes without compromise.
OUT OVER CATERING
We bring both sweet and savoury products to the market – cheesy sausage rolls, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, our sausage meat slices, quiche, pies and pasties; scones (plain, cheese and fruit) and all kinds of cakes from tea-bread to traditional coffee cakes, also cookie, tiffin, and flapjacks.
COCOA'S HANDMADE CHOCOLATE
Here at Cocoa's we use all the best ingredients possible, to make our produce as tasty as it can be! Everything is made by hand so every item is as unique as the last.
DAIRY & EGGS
BATCH FARM CHEESEMAKERS
All of our farmhouse cheddar cheese is made using the milk from our own dairy herd, meaning the milk for our cheese travels minutes rather than days or hours before being turned into our award winning final products.
DEANE BARTON FREE RANGE EGGS
Our eggs are free-range to a high standard - the hens are kept in small numbers and rotated around grassy pens - and are stamped with their own producer-number.
FISH & SEAFOOD
Jonas Fishmongers is a family business spanning across 5 generations. Today Steven and Martin are the owners and have grown up learning from their father, David Jonas. We can prepare your fish while you wait and take pre-orders via our Facebook page, dependent on availability. We also can offer fresh, frozen and shell fish to restaurants and pubs.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
BELSEYS CHEDDAR STRAWBERRIES
Besley’s Strawberries can be found in the traditional area around Cheddar in Somerset, where early varieties could be grown. Seven acres are devoted to Besley’s strawberries, some under poly-tunnels. Pests are kept under control using biological pest controls and free-range chickens – that eat the vine weevils, no chemical pesticides are used. Cliff Besley grows seven varieties that extend the season from early May to late September.
100% homegrown, seasonal veg from our Organic farm in Over Stowey. We are certified organic by the Soil Association, the UK's leading certifier and sister of the well known organic farming charity.
STEFANO'S HOMEMADE FOOD
Stefano creates seasonal Italian and European dishes using fresh locally grown and reared ingredients from the South West, and he also sources and imports quality Italian products.
MEAT & POULTRY
A traditional breed, our beef is produced exclusively from grass-fed, registered pedigree stock and is a trademarked product. All dry-aged (hung) for a minimum of 21 days, we sell a variety of cuts (steaks, joints, mince etc) subject to availability. All our meat is vacuum packed and fresh where possible but, as a small producer we do not have the numbers of stock to guarantee this. If at all possible we recommend advance ordering and we will do our best to provide the required size and cut: we sell out fast!
PORK HEAVEN FROM DEVON
We pride ourselves on the quality of our pork, and our numerous awards reflect our success. We are five times sausage champion with Taste of the West, and won the overall Champion Product in 2014 with our "Butcher's Classic Pork Sausage". During the last five years we have scooped over forty awards for our pork, over thirty of these are Gold and "Champion" awards, an achievement of which we are really proud.
We produce farmed red deer venison, fed on an all-grass diet at our family farm near Taunton. Our venison is high in iron, protein and omega 3 oils and low in fat and cholesterol. It is tender and flavoursome, not tough and gamey like some wild venison can be. We do not use any GM or antibiotics.
THE ORIGINAL EXMOOR HAM COMPANY
Set up to give discerning customers a really good selection of hams with the personal touch of having them sliced for you exactly as you wish. From choosing the right joint, and having been boned, we boil to correct temperature with herbs and spices and after cooling we smother the whole gammon with the chosen glaze, which might be marmalade, or even whortleberry jam. We then bake in a hot oven until the glaze caramelises and while cooling drip honey all over so that as the meat firms up it draws the honey in, making it sweet to taste and a tang of burnt orange from the marmalade.
PLANTS & FLOWERS
EXMOOR PLANT CENTRE
From our nursery at Lynton the the Exmoor Coast, we offer year-round an unusual range of shrubs, trees, rockery plants, heathers, fruit trees, roses, herbs and bedding plants for the discerning plant collector or gardener alike.
SUGAR & SPICE PRESERVES
We make delicious preserves in our own kitchens in the heart of Somerset. All our products are made by hand using homegrown produce as much as possible, or sourced from local growers and suppliers.