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.

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 on regular market days 9 am - 10.30 am.  Use the online shop to place orders with a list of stallholders.

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.
  • We are currently working on an online ordering system instead, where orders
    can be collected at Usk Memorial Hall Car park on the usual Market days
    between 9.am am and 10.30 am.
  • The online catalogue is available to browse for items. Please contact the
    producers directly via the contact details provided for orders and payments.
    Customers will need to creat4e an account to enable online ordering.
  • 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 the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each
    month. 9.00am to 10.30 am 
  • Customers can visit the online catalogue to browse
    products.
  • 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 park on established
    market days (1st and 3rd Saturday of each month), between 09.00 am and
    10.30 am, where they will remain stored in the stallholders vehicle until 
    collected.
  • Customers wishing to purchase produce must pre-order and pay prior to
    the collection.
  • 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.

A list of the Producers currently offering online ordering for collection at the Memorial Hall  Car Park 9.00am - 10.30 am on market days.

 

 

 

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

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

The Angel Bakery has requested orders should be placed directly with their own system  

Other producers not listed but will take orders for posting, home deliveries etc:

Black Mountain Smokery

Food for Thought

Trealy Farm Charcuterie

Paul's Organic Vegetables

The Following producers are now taking orders for Saturday Please note that Tom Llewellin has sold out of his chicken for the collection this Saturday.  Also note the changes in the range of products available from Whitebrook Growers.

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

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