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About the Farmers' Market

Chichester District first Farmers' Market was held in 1998. They have been held regularly every month since then, growing in size and frequency over time.

Where is the Chichester Farmer's Market?

The Chichester Farmers' Market is located:

  • Chichester City Centre
    Time: 9.00 - 14.00
    Day: Fridays
    Frequency: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month

Farmers' Market dates

  • Location: East Street, Chichester
  • Time: 9.00 - 14.00
  • Day: Fridays Frequency: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month (including bank holidays)

2024 dates

All dates are Fridays. 

  • 19 January
  • 2 February
  • 16 February
  • 1 March
  • 15 March
  • 5 April
  • 19 April
  • 3 May
  • 17 May
  • 7 June
  • 21 June
  • 5 July
  • 19 July
  • 2 August
  • 16 August
  • 6 September
  • 20 September
  • 4 October
  • 18 October
  • 1 November
  • 15 November
  • 6 December
  • 20 December

Why shop at a Farmers' market?

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 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 to this, you will find a number of guest producers and artisans who provide local specialities across the year.

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.

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 50 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 Events and Promotions Officer at for an informal chat. We were winners of the Sussex Farmers Market of the year 2018.

Farmers Market Traders Application Form


Pitch fee

Please contact the Events and Promotions Officer for fees as we have a special offer.

Food hygiene requirements for stallholders

All market stall holders must complying with food hygiene requirements.

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.

Farmers Market Terms and Conditions 2024 - 2025 (Word doc) [327KB]

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.

Alcohol Licensing Guidance (Word doc) [154KB]

What to do next?

  1. Contact the Events and Promotions Officer to check if your product is suitable for the farmers' market.
  2. Request an application form from the Events and Promotions Officer 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

Contact us 

For further information and advice email  Alternatively, you can phone us on 01243785166.