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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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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.

Order Collection June 13th 2020 9.00 am - 10.30 am

The following are taking orders for collection this Saturday

Little Green Refills                                Online Ordering  Please order by the end of Wednesday

Brecon Brewing                                    Online ordering

Penrhiw Farm Organic Meat                Online ordering

Little Mill Natural Products                   Online ordering  For pies and Bar Brith please order by midnight Wednesday

Humble Bee Beauty                            Online ordering

Whitebrook Organic Growers             Online ordering  Please order by end of Thursday

The Angel Bakery                               Online ordering   Please order by midnight Wednesday

Onllwyn Eggs                                     Online ordering

Order Collection Saturday May 30th 2020 9.00am - 10.30am

The Following producers are now taking orders for Saturday 

Please note the following:

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 delivery:

Black Mountain Smokery

Food for Thought

Smart's Traditional Gloucester Cheese

Trealy Farm Charcuterie

Paul's Organic Vegetables

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

Usk Farmers' Order Collection Only Market May 16th, 2020 9.00am - 10.30am

Click on the names below to open each online shop.  Payments for orders are made directly to the individual producers who will contact to arrange.

 

  • Tom Llewellin  Free range organic chicken.  Sold out for May 16th.

  • Penrhiw Farm  New Season Lamb is now in season.                                                            
  • Black Mountains Smokery Black Mountain Smokery is on lockdown and not able to come to Usk. For alternative please  contact Johnathan 01873811566, admin@smoked-foods.co.uk or for mail order collection/delivery                                               
  • Creative Foods A range of artisanal bread.                
  • Little Mill Natural Products Preserves, cordials, honey and home-baked pies.                     
  • Food for Thought  Tilly is sending orders by post.                                                                             
  • Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice Single variety Apple Juice -next market June 6th.                                                              
  • Humble Bee Beauty Soaps, candles, diffusers based on beeswax                                        
  • Smart's Traditional Gloucester Cheese will not be coming to Usk but Jo will post orders.               
  • Onllwyn Eggs Hen and duck eggs                             
  • Whitebrook Organic Growers  Organic fruit and vegetables                                                      
  • Lewis Loppers and Loggers
  • Shepherds Ice Cream                      

  • Brecon Brewing A range of artisan beers  and cider.  If we don’t have many orders we can defer to the following 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

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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