Welcome to Avon Country Market
Country Market in Bath, Chew Valley, Clevedon, Keynsham, Kingston Seymour, Marshfield, Nailsea, Portishead, Westbury-on-Trym, and Wrington
We are always interested in new producers. We are particularly looking for cooks in Marshfield. Use the contact form if you would like to know more.
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Avon Country Market is a group of local markets in South Gloucester, North Somerset, Bristol and Bath. It is a co-operative of local producers who provide high quality, value for money produce.
Take a look at Market Dates to find the market local to you. There you'll find a variety of freshly baked savoury and sweet food, preserves, honey, eggs, meat, plants, cut flowers, seasonal vegetables, fruit and craft. All produce is locally produced and buying reduces food miles.
Country Markets will take orders and are happy to discuss with you what you want - whether it is a large order of cakes or savouries for a special event or just the one item. If you can't make a market date, each market also has a contact who will take an order and deliver it to your door.
Country Markets also operate a hamper scheme. It works just like inter flora and you will be able to order a hamper for delivery anywhere in the country - a perfect present for a new student or elderly relative.
We welcome new producers. Small volume producers are as welcome as those with more to sell.
Just pop into your local market and talk to the Market Manager or drop us an email using the contact form. It costs a nominal amount to join the co-operative and a small commission is taken from anything you sell to cover running costs.
All products are sold co-operatively. You do not have your own table as your produce will share table space with other producers in the market. Items you sell must be new and home made, home grown or hand crafted by you.
All 7 of the Avon markets came together on 12th April for the Annual General Meeting.
The AGM was hosted by Westbury on Trym Country Market.
Attendee arrived to tea/coffee and a homemade biscuit - just like a regular Friday morning market.
The morning was dominated by the formal part of the meeting where the committee to run the markets in 2016/2017 was elected.
The Treasurer (Ros Young), Chairman (Wendy Morri), Secretary (Margaret Brees) and Market Adviser (Sue Simmons) agreed to stand for another year.
We broke for lunch.
A Ploughman's lunch of ham or cheese show cased market Chutneys with Ham and Bread from the Westbury on Trym Butchers and Bakers.
A choice of fresh fruit or a cream tea followed with homemade scones, freshly baked that morning, and market jam.
In the afternoon we had a guest speaker from the Wild Place Project.
It was a very entertaining and interesting talk.
Tania brought along some of the smaller residents which allowed us to get up really close.
Smaller residents was a bit of a misnomer though as this photograph of Tania with a stick insect demonstrates.
Finally Donna, from Avon WI, judged the competion. There were 9 entries of baby cardigans from the 7 markets.
The best entry was from Nailsea Country Market and Westbury on Trym Country Market came second
A very productive and enjoyable meeting.
Many of our markets have cooks who can bake with ingredients without gluten. Call in to your local market and ask for details.
Updated by Wendy 13th April 2016