Usk Farmers' Market

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Welcome to this website for a Farmers' Market which had its origins as far back as 1998. The market offers many unique features not commonly found in conventional food retailing best summarized in the original objectives.

  • The market to provide for local producers to sell their produce direct to the final customer
  • The market to be in common ownership with revenues sufficient for long term sustainability.
  • the fostering of a greater understanding of the source and nature of the produce at the market
  • to minimize the environmental impact of production and distribution.
  • to support the local economy
  • to provide a  social dimension for farmers often operating in isolated circumstances.
  • to contribute to the well being of the local community.

The market is currently not operating in its traditional fashion.  There will be an order-only collection in the Memorial Hall car park each Saturday from 9 am - 10.30 am.  Check out the Online Shop with a list of stallholders that are delivering orders for the next collection Saturday.

Next Collection Saturday 4th, July 9.00 am- 10.30 am

The market has been operating in Usk for over 21 years and has only missed 4 scheduled dates, during the foot and mouth epidemic of 2001, otherwise, come floods, storms and blizzards, there has been a market on every first and third Saturday of each month. The problem with the current pandemic is the market is designed to bring customers and producers into close contact, which is, fundamentally, a bad idea in the current circumstances. So this new approach is to try and maintain the supply of market products whilst doing our utmost to avoid spreading the virus.  We hope that we can keep going with this arrangement until such a time there is no longer a threat of infection and we can, once again, enjoy our mutual company.

Corona Virus Pandemic Update

The market is currently not operating in its traditional fashion.  There will be an order-only collection in the Memorial Hall car Park each Saturday from 9 am - 10.30 am.  

The market has been operating in Usk for over 21 years and has only missed 4 scheduled dates, during the foot and mouth epidemic of 2001, otherwise, come floods, storms and blizzards, there has been a market on every first and third Saturday of each month. The problem with the current pandemic is the market is designed to bring customers and producers into close contact, which is, fundamentally, a bad idea in the current circumstances. So this new approach is to try and maintain the supply of market products whilst doing our utmost to avoid spreading the virus.  We hope that we can keep going with this arrangement until such a time there is no longer a threat of infection and we can, once again, enjoy our mutual company.

The latest Government Guidelines on closing businesses.

The following procedures are being adopted to reduce risks as far as possible.

  • To protect our customers and our producers, Usk Farmers' Market will not continue in its traditional form until further notice.
  • There is an Online Shop (see here) where orders can be made
    and collected at Usk Memorial Hall Car park each Saturday
    between 9.am am and 10.30 am.
  • The Online Shop can be used to browse for a wide selection of products from the area.  Orders through this website are forwarded to the appropriate producer who will arrange payment. Customers will need to create a customer account on the website in order to order products.
  • Collections are for pre-ordered items only.
  • Customers wishing to purchase produce must pre-order and pay prior to
    each collection date. This is currently each  Saturday,  9.00am to 10.30 am 
  • For customers who have existing ways of ordering directly with the
    Producers, there is no reason this should not continue, as long as these
    protocols are observed.
  • Products will be brought to the Memorial Hall Car each Saturday
    between 09.00 am and 10.30 am, where they will remain stored in the stallholders vehicle until 
    collected.
  • No cash or card payments will be accepted at this collection under any
    circumstances.
  • Customers and Producers must keep two metres apart throughout the collection.
  • We recommend the following action on arrival at the Memorial Hall Car
    park:
    • Producers vehicles will be spaced out around the perimeter of the car park. 
    • There will be a clockwise flow of traffic with each customer displaying a clear sign of who they are so producers can identify the relevant orders.
    • Customers are advised to open their boots on arrival in order for the producer to place the
      products directly into the car.
    • There will be pedestrian customers. Great care must be taken for their safety with a slow and patient clockwise progression around the car park.
    • The exchange with walking customers must be conducted so that a 2m clearance is maintained throughout.
    •  Long queues of traffic in the access roads must be avoided and should the car park become congested please go around again, or wait at a convenient place close by.  Since it is ordered products only there is no need to rush and the hope is that things will proceed in an orderly fashion with plenty of time available.
    • Please close your boot before leaving the car park.
    • Each producer will provide a table where orders can be placed after the customer has identified themselves. The 2m clearance must be observed throughout e procedure.
  • It has been traditional for customers to arrive at the market considerably
    earlier than the advertised time, in order to secure products. As this
    scheme is for pre-ordered products only, please note that collections will
    only be available from 9.00 am to 10.30 am.
  • If there are any issues with the above, please contact Usk Farmers’
    Market via email - info@fmiw.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

Farmers' Markets in Wales
Rose Cottage
Watery Lane
Llanishen
Chepstow
Monmouthshire NP16 6QT
Tel: 01600 887 255
Mobile: 07731 647 020
Email:info@fmiw.co.uk
Published by Farmers' Markets in Wales Ltd
Company registered in England and Wales Company Number 0745526

Orders are now being taken for collection, at the Usk Memorial Hall Car 

Park, Saturday, July 11th , 2020 9.00 am -10.30 am 

The Following producers are now taking orders for Next Saturday.

Online orders placed with Usk Farmers' Market are forwarded to the relevant producer who will arrange payment

The following procedures must be observed.

On arrival at the Memorial Hall Car park:

  • Producers vehicles will be spaced out around the perimeter of the car park. 
  • There will be a clockwise flow of traffic with each customer displaying a clear sign of who they are so that the producers can identify the relevant order.
  • Customers are advised to open their boots on arrival in order for the producer to place the
    products directly into the car.
  • There will be pedestrian customers. Great care must be taken for their safety with a slow and patient clockwise progression around the car park.
  • The exchange with walking customers must be conducted so that a 2m clearance is maintained throughout.
  •  Long queues of traffic in the access roads must be avoided and should the car park become congested please go around again, or wait at a convenient place close by.
  • Please close your boot before leaving the car park.
  • Each producer will provide a table for pedestrian customers to collect their orders

The following producers are not currently delivering to Usk but are taking orders for posting, home delivery, mail order etc.

Black Mountain Smokery

Food for Thought

Trealy Farm Charcuterie

Paul's Organic Vegetables

 

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