This Friday 16 July we will have a host of local producers ( this list may change slightly on the day)

  • Apuldram Centre
  • CDC
  • Chestnut House
  • Chichester College
  • Coffee Gems Roasters
  • Flavours of South Africa
  • Glasshouse Salads
  • Hill House Farm
  • Jarrolds Gin
  • Kens Eggs
  • LA Salsa UK
  • Leesas not Just Alpines
  • Nut Knowle Farm
  • Olives and Things
  • Picnic and Hamper
  • Runcton Farm Shop
  • Selsey Willows
  • Sodt
  • St Columba Meats
  • The Gay Farmer
  • The Tomato Stall
  • Westergate House

The markets have been operating from a temporary home in Cattle Market car park since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in order to help comply with Covid-19 regulations. In line with the Government's plan to carefully ease restrictions and pave the way back to a more normal way of life, the markets will be able to relocate back to their normal home in the city centre from 16 April.

Safety is our top priority and we have been working hard to make sure that this is the right time and that the right measures are in place so that stallholders and shoppers can enjoy a safe return to the high street. We know that shoppers rely on the markets for their fresh produce and goods, and many have told us that they feel safer shopping outside in the fresh air. 

All of our stallholders are required to grow, rear, bake, and/or preserve all their produce and are based within 50 miles of Chichester. The majority of our stallholders are primary producers offering a wide variety of meat, fruit, vegetables and eggs. Other types of produce include fish, cheeses, honey, cakes, chutneys and plants. In addition you will find a number of guest producers who provide specialities across the year.

We believe our markets are one of the best in the region all our stallholders have to comply with the following conditions to attend:

  • All produce must be grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholder
  • The stallholder must be from the local area
  • All processed food must contain a minimum of 30% local ingredients where possible

Farmers' Market dates

  • Location: North and East Street, Chichester
  • Time: 9.00 - 14.00
  • Day: Fridays Frequency: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month

Farmers Markets Dates - First and third Friday of the month

  • Friday 4 June and Friday 18 June
  • Friday 2 July and Friday 16 July
  • Friday 6 August and Friday 20 August
  • Friday 3 September and Friday 17 September

Farmers' Market Club

If you would like to be updated regularly on the Farmers' Market and benefit from discounted product promotions then sign up to our Farmers' Market club. Members of the club will receive bi-monthly email newsletters about coming markets, details of produce for sale, special discounts, events and competitions. To sign up please email farmersmarket@chichester.gov.uk

The District Council will not pass member's details onto any third party.

Why shop at a Farmers' market?

Fresh food

Local food has less far to travel so can be delivered and sold soon after it is picked. All the traders at Chichester Farmers Market are from a 50 mile radius of the City. The food should be fresh, seasonal and ready for your plate. You can meet the people behind the product, ask how to cook it and maybe what to serve it with.

Reduces your impact on the environment

Seasonal food is usually abundant and delivers maximum eating pleasure for the best price. Fruit and veg in season will usually be field grown, which minimises their energy demand and carbon footprint. Local fruit and veg will usually be what is seasonally available in your area and it's much easier to buy locally to buy seasonal.

Supports your local economy

Research shows local food can support hundreds of jobs at outlets, even in small towns, and this in turn supports producers in your area (we define local as within 30 miles of where you shop). This means the money you spend automatically circulates again locally and at least 2 to 3 times, boosting prosperity. This can really count in areas where there are no major industries or large employers. Now more than ever we need to support our local High Street and producers.

Become a stall holder

Our Farmers' Markets aim to support farmers and producers who are local to Chichester District Council. We aim to offer a diverse range of produce for the customers of the market. If you wish to try a stall then please to contact our Farmers Market Co-ordinator at farmersmarket@chichester.gov.uk for an informal chat. We were winners of the Sussex Farmers Market of the year 2018.

Your application will then be held on a waiting list. We inspect all stall holders before they can trade at our markets, so when we have space we will be in contact to arrange this visit.

Pitch fee

Please contact farmers market co-ordinator for fees as we have a special offer on for new traders.

Terms and conditions

If you wish to trade at our farmers' markets there are a number of conditions which you have to meet. Please read our Farmers' Market Traders Terms and Conditions document.

 

Selling alcohol

If you are a trader selling alcohol you must comply with the Licensing Act. Please read our Alcohol Licensing Requirements document for further information.

What to do next?

  1. Contact the Farmers' Market Co-ordinator to check if your product is suitable for the farmers' market.
  2. Request an application form from the Farmers' Market Coordinator or download the form from here.
  3. Read the Summary Operating notes for Farmers' Market Traders.
  4. Return the completed application form with the additional paperwork to the Farmers' Market Team.
  5. We will assess your application and consider whether we are able to offer you a trading pitch. We may contact you to require more paper based information.‚Äč