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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.

For the latest news, about how the coronavirus pandemic is effecting how the market operates,  please see  this link

 

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Usk Farmers' Market December 5th 9.00 am 10.30 am

Seasonal Holly Sprig

Hello,

Stallholders are gearing up for Christmas and, to make sure you have all your desires fulfilled! now is the time to start planning your orders. There will be an order collection market on Wednesday, December 23rd between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm. An option to order for Christmas has been added to some selected items in the site catalogue.  If any customer or producer would like to have products listed in this way, please let me know.

There will be a special order collection market on 23rd December 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm at the same location.

There has been some exciting news from Brecon Brewing with the announcement of becoming an Official Partner of the Wales Rugby Union.  Two new beers WRU IPA and WRU Gold have  been created in celebration and, happily,  will be available to order and buy at Usk (make sure to order early) 

 

Please also note that orders with Black Mountains Smokery can be collected on the December 5th market - courtesy of Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice.

 

Orders are pouring in for Monmouthshire Turkeys and may be collected on the 23rd December market.

 

For details of which producers will be in attendance at the market this Saturday

 

Brecon Brewing appointed WRU Official Partner

WRU Official Partners

The Usk Farmers' Market has hosted Brecon Brewing since the beginning of the pandemic, bringing orders and displaying an amazing range of beers and ciders to buy direct. Buster Grant has made apologies for not being able to attend the market on a few recent occasions, because of the extra work involved in readiness for the launch of two new beers: the WRU IPA and the WRU Gold, as an Official Partner of the Rugby Union of Wales. We are proud to be able to offer these for order and sale at the markets leading up to Christmas.

Market News, November 7th 2020

Please see the list of producers with links to the products available at this market.   

There will be a chance to collect Black Mountains Smokery orders from Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice. at this market and again on Saturday December 5th.

Monmouthshire Turkeys are taking orders for Christmas for collection at the Farm and the Usk Christmas Orders Collection Market on December 23rd.

Little Mill Natural Products  are adding to the Seasonal Focus with the first of this year's Mincemeat with Brandy

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.
  • Producers offering products for direct sale:
    • Each producer must arrange the display in order that social distancing can be maintained throughout the transaction.
    • Products must not be handled by customers.
    • The use of cash should be actively discouraged, but if there is no alternative, methods to avoid direct handling must be devised. i.e. placing the exact amount of payment in a clearly marked envelope, (the amount and your name)   The virus can remain active for up to three days on surfaces.
  • The wearing of face masks is highly recommended
  • The NHS QR poster is displayed at various locations around the market, which can be scanned with the NHS mobile app. to record your presence at the market. The aim is to try and assist track and trace procedures should they be required.

Usk Farmers' Market, Saturday September 19th, 2020 9.00 am - 10.30 am

Stallholders attending the market

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.
  • Producers offering products for direct sale:
    • Each producer must arrange the display in order that social distancing can be maintained throughout the transaction.
    • Products must not be handled by customers.
    • The use of cash should be actively discouraged, but if there is no alternative, methods to avoid direct handling must be devised. i.e. placing the exact amount of payment in a clearly marked envelope, (the amount and your name)   The virus can remain active for up to three days on surfaces.

Usk Farmers' Market Order Collection Saturday July 4th 2020 9.00 am - 10.30 am

 

 

Online orders placed with Usk Farmers' Market are forwarded to the relevant producer who will arrange payment and deliver to the Memorial Hall Car Park at the time indicated.

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

 

Order Collection June 27th, 2020 9.00 am - 10.30 am

Producer                                                                                                            Link to orders

Little Green Refills                                                                                            Little Green Refills

Little Mill Natural Products                                                                                Online ordering

Humble Bee Beauty                                                                                          Online ordering

Whitebrook Organic Growers                                                                           Online ordering

The Angel Bakery                                                                                             Online ordering

Onllwyn Eggs                                                                                                    Online ordering

Order Collection. Usk Farmers' Market June 20th 2020

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

Park, Saturday, June 20th, 2020 9.00 am -10.30 am 

The Following producers are now taking orders for Next Saturday 

Name                                                                          Order Online

Little Green Refills                                                      Little Green Refills

Brecon BrewingCold Black Label                               Brecon Brewing

Penrhiw Farm Organic Meats                                    Online ordering

Creative Food                                                            Online ordering

Tom Llewellin                                                             Online ordering

Little Mill Natural Products                                         Online ordering

Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheese                     Online ordering

Humble Bee Beauty                                                  Online ordering

Whitebrook Organic Growers                                   Online ordering

The Angel Bakery                                                     Online ordering

Onllwyn Eggs                                                           Online ordering

Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice                                Online ordering

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

Corona Virus Pandemic Update

Corona Virus Pandemic Update

The market is currently not operating in its traditional fashion.  There is an order-only collection in the Memorial Hall car park each Saturday from 9 am - 10.30 am. Orders can be placed with market stallholders.  Please see the Online Shop on the market page.

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.
  • Customers will need to create an account to enable online ordering. Orders will be forwarded to the relevant stallholder who will contact customers to make payment.  Orders can be collected at Usk Memorial Hall Car park each Saturday between 9.am am and 10.30 am.
  • Orders on this site will be forwarded to the relevant stallholder who will contact customers to arrange payment.
  • Collections are for pre-ordered items only.
  • Customers wishing to purchase produce must pre-order and pay prior to
    each collection date.
  • 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. It is imperative that such customers are fully aware of these protocols.
  • No cash or card payments will be accepted at this collection under any
    circumstances.
  • Customers and Producers must keep two-meters apart throughout the
    collection.
  • Products will be brought to the Memorial Hall Car park on collection days  from 09.00 am to
    10.30, where they will remain stored in the stallholder's vehicle until collected.
  • 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 that producers can identify the relevant order. (An A4 sheet with their name clearly printed held at the vehicle window.
    • 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 of vehicles around the car park.
    •  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 only an order market 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.
    • For pedestrian customers; each producer will provide a table where orders can be placed after customers have identified themselves. The 2m clearance must be observed throughout the 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 9.00am to 10.30 am.
  • If there are any issues with the above, please contact Usk Farmers’
    Market via email - info@fmiw.co.uk. mobile 07731647020.

Orders may be placed for collection at the market which also has produce displayed for direct purchase.  Please see the protocols for how to minimize the risk of transmitting infection.

Saturday December 5th 2020 9.00am - 10.30am

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.
  • Producers offering products for direct sale:
    • Each producer must arrange the display in order that social distancing can be maintained throughout the transaction.
    • Products must not be handled by customers.
    • The use of cash should be actively discouraged, but if there is no alternative, methods to avoid direct handling must be devised. i.e. placing the exact amount of payment in a clearly marked envelope, (the amount and your name)   The virus can remain active for up to three days on surfaces.

 

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