The extra festive edition of Stone Farmers market will take place on Saturday 19 December from 9am until 3pm in Stone High Street. The event will take a break in January and will be set to return on 6 February 2021.
The popular market set up temporary home in Westbridge Park during the summer to help comply with Government Covid-19 regulations.
Stafford Borough Council has been working with local businesses to make sure stallholders and shoppers could have a safe return to the centre of the town – with up to date national guidelines in place. There will be a new layout for the market to help social distancing with extra space between stalls.
Other measures include designated viewing areas in front of the stalls and clearly marked queuing points, additional signage in place to remind people about social distancing, and Covid-19 test and trace QR code signs will be available.
Stone Farmers Market is held on the First Saturday of every month (except for January) and is organised and run by Stafford Borough Council.
The Market began in 2005 as part of the Stone Food and Drink Festival and has proved extremely popular, so much so that it is broadly considered Staffordshire's biggest and best Farmers' Market.
Normally held in the Market Square and the High Street, it is very well attended with around 30 stalls available. Most of the goods are locally produced within a 30 mile radius. The Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
Goods include:- bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants, flowers, wines, jams, preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding, chicken, fresh eggs, savoury eggs, fish, pastries, jewellery, craft stalls and many more items too numerous to mention.
Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am - they close at around 3pm or when they have nothing left to sell (which happens quite a lot as their produce is very popular).
To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935, firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can use our printable / fillable pdf application form or our Word application form.
Having reviewed the Farmers Market - Conditions and Guidelines, please print and sign from the link. By signing these rules you, the producer, are agreeing to sell within the rules, conditions and guidelines of the Farmers' Market.
For information on parking please visit Parking in Stafford and Stone.
The postcode for the High Street in Stone is ST15 8AJ.