4th Saturday of the month in the Village Hall, Coads Green from 9.30am to 12.30pm
A great variety of local produce is available at the market including:
Meat, pasties, cheese, butter,
Vegetables, fruit, salad
Milk, cream, eggs, quiches, gluten free bakery
Cakes, biscuits, bread
Jam, marmalade, chutney
Jewellery and gifts
Hardy geraniums and bulbs
Perennial and herbaceous plants
Herbs and vegetable plants
Wooden Planters and other wooden items
Hand decorated glassware
Bags and cushions
Hand-painted silk scarves
There are seasonal variations in availability. Stall holders sell their own produce and are delighted to discuss any aspect of the production of their wares.
Prices are very competitive. All the products are good quality and usually cheaper than equivalent in supermarkets.
Refreshments. Every month a local group provide breakfasts and beverages to raise funds for their particular concern. Organisations doing this include the hockey team, Brownies, North Hill playgroup, Coads Green preschool, pantomime group, village hall etc.
The breakfasts usually include baccon, eggs and sausages and bread rolls with tea, coffee and squash.
Most of the stall holders live within 10 miles of Coads Green. This means that the produce has not travelled great distances. Nothing is mass produced. Fruit and vegetables are local when available but may have come from further away to be able to meet the requirements of the customers.
At Coads Green Market and many of the other small village markets the produce is basic at basic prices, unlike the larger Food Festival and Fairs where there is a focus on luxury and more unusual fare at inflated prices. Unfortunately many people have the opinion that local markets all have high prices. It is a common comment when people come to our market for the first time that they thought these sort of markets were for yuppies/posh people/ tree huggers/wealthy etc,etc and are pleasantly surprised to find a warm welcome and very reasonable prices.