About the Farmers' Market
Chichester District first Farmers' Market was held in 1998. They have been held regularly every month since then, growing in size and frequency over time.
- Where is the Chichester Farmer's Market?
- Farmers' Market stalls
- 2023 dates
- Farmers' Market Club
- Why shop at the Farmers' market?
- Become a stall holder
Where is the Chichester Farmer's Market?
The Chichester Farmers' Market is located:
- Chichester City Centre
Time: 9.00 - 14.00
Frequency: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month
Farmers' Market dates
- Location: East Street, Chichester
- Time: 9.00 - 14.00
- Day: Fridays Frequency: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month (including bank holidays)
- Friday 7 April
- Friday 2 April
- Friday 5 May
- Friday 19 may
- Friday 2 June
- Friday 16 June
- Friday 7 July
- Friday 21 July
- Friday 4 August
- Friday 18 August
- Friday 1 September
- Friday 15 September
- Friday 6 October
- Friday 20 October
- Friday 3 November
- Friday 17 November
- Friday 1 December
- Friday 15 December
Why shop at a Farmers' market?
We believe our markets are one of the best in the region all our stallholders have to comply with the following conditions to attend:
- All of our stallholders are required to grow, rear, bake, and/or preserve all their produce and are based within 50 miles of Chichester.
- The majority of our stallholders are primary producers offering a wide variety of meat, fruit, vegetables and eggs.
- Other types of produce include fish, cheeses, honey, cakes, chutneys and plants.
- In addition to this, you will find a number of guest producers who provide specialities across the year.
All produce must be grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholder.
The stallholder must be from the local area.
All processed food must contain a minimum of 30% local ingredients where possible.
Local food has less far to travel so can be delivered and sold soon after it is picked. All the traders at Chichester Farmers Market are from a 50 mile radius of the City. The food should be fresh, seasonal and ready for your plate. You can meet the people behind the product, ask how to cook it and maybe what to serve it with.
Reduces your impact on the environment
Seasonal food is usually abundant and delivers maximum eating pleasure for the best price. Fruit and veg in season will usually be field grown, which minimises their energy demand and carbon footprint. Local fruit and veg will usually be what is seasonally available in your area and it's much easier to buy locally to buy seasonal.
Supports your local economy
Research shows local food can support hundreds of jobs at outlets, even in small towns, and this in turn supports producers in your area (we define local as within 30 miles of where you shop). This means the money you spend automatically circulates again locally and at least 2 to 3 times, boosting prosperity. This can really count in areas where there are no major industries or large employers. Now more than ever we need to support our local High Street and producers.
Become a stall holder
Our Farmers' Markets aim to support farmers and producers who are local to Chichester District Council. We aim to offer a diverse range of produce for the customers of the market. If you wish to try a stall then please to contact our Farmers Market Co-ordinator at email@example.com for an informal chat. We were winners of the Sussex Farmers Market of the year 2018.
Farmers Market Traders Application Form
Please contact farmers market co-ordinator for fees as we have a special offer.
Terms and conditions
If you wish to trade at our farmers' markets there are a number of conditions which you have to meet. Please read our Farmers' Market Traders Terms and Conditions document.
Farmers Market Terms and Conditions (Word doc) [555KB]
If you are a trader selling alcohol you must comply with the Licensing Act. Please read our Alcohol Licensing Requirements document for further information.
Alcohol Licensing Guidance (Word doc) [138KB]
What to do next?
- Contact the Farmers' Market Co-ordinator to check if your product is suitable for the farmers' market.
- Request an application form from the Farmers' Market Coordinator or download the form from here.
- Read the Summary Operating notes for Farmers' Market Traders.
- Return the completed application form with the additional paperwork to the Farmers' Market Team.
- We will assess your application and consider whether we are able to offer you a trading pitch. We may contact you to require more paper based information.