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Aylesford Farmers Market

3rd Sunday each month

Farmers Market May

May 15th 2016
Aylesford Farmers Market,
Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX, UK
9:30 – 1:30

Real Bread Month

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With the usual wonderful selections of seasonal food, food to eat now, talks about food…and of course our monthly charity.

See you there!

Thanks

As always a big thank you for visiting us.

We hope you enjoyed your visit and also enjoy your wonderful produce you took home, or ate at the market.

You can always follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook. Please post your comments, photos & recipes, we would love to hear from you.


Did you get a draw ticket? Check back to see if you have won our voucher draw, last months prize was £1500. The draw will be at 10.30am at the next market.

If you missed this months draw the winning number will be sent out with our email & text reminders. It will also be on Facebook, Twitter & here just before the next market.


Our next market is 20th March.

We have cooking demo’s all morning, the omelette challenge & the band. So please come along, enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

It would be great to see you at one of our other markets as well.

6th March – Elm Court and then 1st Sunday of every month.

13th March – Tonbridge and the 2nd Sunday of every month


Would you like our newsletter and reminder email. Put reminder in the subject box and email info@aylesfordfarmersmarket. co.uk

Or to get a text reminder, text A to 07557739903

And please, keep it fresh, keep it local, keep it Kent.

Don’t forget you can visit Aylesford Priory everyday of the year.

Aylesford Farmers Market

Aylesford Farmers Market

Sunday 21st February &
it’s Scallop Sunday

at

the largest Farmers Market in the Maidstone area.


Third Sunday of every month

The Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent. ME20 7BX

9.30am – 1.30pm

With over 45 stalls booked in already this month Aylesford is the biggest market in the Maidstone Area.


February at Aylesford Farmers Market

It’s always a favourite month when the Scallops come into season, so come and try them. If you haven’t tried them before why not give it a go on Sunday. We will also have all your favorite producers at the market for your Fresh Local Produce.

Thank you so much for your support, and may your draw ticket win every month.

You can find some of your favourite producers at our other markets in February.

Elm Court Farmers Market – Sunday 6th March

Tonbridge Farmers Market – Sunday 13th March


Aylesford Farmers Market Draw

And the winner is 61076

If you have this ticket, which is worth £1500 of vouchers, you must notify us at the market by 10am this Sunday. If the ticket is not presented by10am at the market the prize will be rolled over.

There’s £100 worth of vouchers to be won each month & the draw will be held at 10.30am on Sunday.

Selected producers* give their 1st 50 customers a draw ticket with purchases every month, hang on to them for the next month’s draw and you could win a minimum £100 worth of shopping vouchers for the market.

Find out if you have won at the market after the draw at 10.30 or on any of our reminder services.

* Producers in the draw

Arcade Fisheries
Far Acre Farm Eggs
The Fat Carrot
Firkin Ale Ltd
Great Preservations
Jo’s Cakes
Kent Fine Foods

Kentish Pie Man
Love Chillies
Love Olives
Love Ecover
Naked & Ready Foods
Pinetrees Farm
PJ’s Farm Shop

The Proper Tea Company
Sevenoaks Candle Co
Stour Valley Game
Sylvia & Terry Chocolates
Thomas Cookie Co
Winterdale Cheese Makers


What to buy in February at Aylesford Farmers Market

The weather this autumn and winter has given us a taste of almost everything so far but local producers have to get their products to market whatever the conditions so it’s up to us to support them and make that extra effort even of the weather tempts us to stay an extra hour in bed. You know you’ll feel better if you get out and about, and come home with some special goodies to enjoy at their best.

Fish

If it’s February then it really should be fish on the menu. Buying produce when it’s in season means you get the best quality at the best price and for fish that means when they are also at their most abundant. Stormy seas make for challenging conditions for the fishermen but bring some species closer to shore. Choosing to shop at a farmers market also allows you the chance to check with the fishmonger from where his catch has originated. For more information before you visit check the Marine Stewardship Council’s web site at http://www.msc.org. The MSC is the world’s leading certification and eco-labelling programme for sustainable seafood with a global programme for fisheries that assesses wild catches of seafood.

Lemon sole, halibut, skate (more properly called ray), monkfish and sardines are all good now, and for it’s a great month for shellfisher lovers with clams, mussels, oysters and cockles all good. Local Kent and Sussex coast scallops come in this month – and have their very own festival to celebrate the season so make sure you don’t miss one of the region’s most enjoyable treasures. Try them wrapped in local streaky bacon and baked or with cooked on a griddle with slices of black pudding or chorizo. Make in a risotto or just cook with chilli, garlic and plenty of chopped parsley and toss with spaghetti.

Meat

For meat eaters looking for comfort eating, try mutton for its rich flavour or a lovely piece of rare breed pork – stuff a shoulder joint with rosemary, garlic and slices of lemon and slow cook for 12 – 14 hours (find a recipe on the internet) for a Sunday celebration. Rich beef stews and braises are also wonderful now so make up a large batch with meat from the market and freeze some for future meals. A freezer is the market shopper’s best friend. Locally caught game makes an excellent choice for healthy eating. Venison, guinea fowl, wood pigeon, partridge and hare are all good in February. Most modern game is lean and full of flavour so cook steaks or breasts simply on the griddle or quickly stir-fried, or braise tougher cuts or older birds with wine and bacon and serve with pureed celeriac.

Fruit & Veg

Serve your meat with steamed kale or Brussels sprouts, both at their best this month. Savoy cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli work perfectly in stir fries and curries, and go well with rich meats such as duck and pork. Main crop potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips and turnips provide the starch that keeps us going in the cold so mash them together to go with your game dishes. Or try a mix of roots roasted in rapeseed oil or lard for really good flavour and scattered with sea salt and rosemary.

Local fruit is sparse this month but there are still apples to be enjoyed – the storing varieties keep well until April so make sure to go on buying local when you see them. The flavour is still sweet and fragrant for many crops. Early forced rhubarb is the cook’s friend now – wonderful in traditional crumbles, compotes and pies. Make into chutneys and jams or cook with Chinese spice to go it also goes well with rich flavoured meat and fish such as grilled mackerel.


The Market Eatery

We have a fabulous selection of food at the Market Eatery. You can sit in our covered area, have a chat, watch the band or the cooking demo’s. Or if you are around at 10.30 see if you’ve won in the £1500 prize in the market draw. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can also be purchased. Supplying us all these mouth watering treats include:-

The Market Eatery – Burgers, sausages & bacon. All local & supplied by producers on the market.
East Court Manor Bakery-Toasted cheese sandwiches with their own bread.
Firkin Ales Ltd. A real ale. On it’s own, with your food or to take away.
Jo’s Cakes. Tea, coffee and of course, cakes, baked just down the road in Halling.
Little Brittany. French Crepes with a local twist.
Pinetrees Farm. Award winning Cider & Apple Juice
& as a special treat The Thomas Cookie Co will heat up one of their great cookies for you.


The Market Kitchen

Lots going on at the Kitchen this month.

The omelette challenge. A rather messy cooking competition, sponsored by Jenny from Far Acre Farm, she just has the freshest eggs.

Matthew Kearsey-Lawson from Kent Fine Foods is doing some wonderful stuff with his own and other products.

Also becoming a regular at the kitchen is Paolo from Kent Collection. He is Michelin trained and does some wonderful stuff with the Charcuterie that his company makes. Call by his stall to see if he is doing a demo. It will be worth watching and tasting.

We will also have John the Baker who will be baking some bread with some beer.

Who knows what could happen?

Need a private baking lesson? …John the Baker is your man. Just pick up one of his business cards or give him a call 07974508514. @BakerJohnKent


Our monthly charity stall

The market gives a free pitch to a charity each month, so please contact us if you would like to take advantage of this. These pitches are going quite quickly so do please get in touch if you are interested.


Future markets and events at the market will include.

  • 20th March 2016 March is Marmalade Month
  • 17th April 2016 The Big Curry. With the help of our customers some of the producers are raising money for the Big Curry which is part of the Soldiers Benevolent Fund.
  • 15th May 2016 Real Bread Month
  • 19th June 2016 Farmers Market Month
  • 17th July 2016 A Berry Bonanza & our 2nd Birthday
  • 21st August 2016 The Chill Circus comes to town
  • 18th September 2016 A Jam Jamboree – Summer on a Spoon
  • 16th October 2016 Pink Sunday. Raising money for Breast Cancer Care. Customers dressed in something pink will have 10% of all the money they spend today donated to this cause. And lots more pink stuff.
  • 20th November 2016 Love Cheese. A celebration of local cheese.
  • 18th December 2016 Christmas Drinks Special. Local drinks to make your Christmas go off with a bang
  • 15th January 2017 Farmhouse Breakfast Market
  • 21st February 2017 Scallop Sunday

You can now follow what the market is up to on Twitter @AylesfordFmMrkt , Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AylesfordFarmersMarket?fref=ts

Customers wishing to get a reminder for the market can do so by emailing info@aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.uk and just put “reminder” in the subject box or for a text reminder, text “Aylesford” to 07557739903.

Contact details are

Steve Wood 07876 685853

info@aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.uk

www.aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.uk

Thanks to Mary Gwynn for her input in this news letter and other Kent Farmers Market Association literature. http://trufflehound.wordpress.com

http://twinseverest.wordpress.com

The Seasonal Recipe

Stuffed slow roast pork belly with prunes and apple cider gravy

Serves 8

Time to prepare: 15 minutes

Time to cook: 4 – 5 hours (or longer – see recipe)

2 kg piece boned free range belly pork

250g soft prunes

123 fresh sage leaves

1 lemon, sliced

4 eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 tbsp flour

300ml local cider

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

300 – 400 ml chicken stock

1 tbsp really good local cider vinegar

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/fan oven180C/ Gas 6. Pierce the skin of the pork all over with a skewer then pour boiling water over it and then pat dry with kitchen paper. Push the sage leaves into the centre of the prunes with a slice of lemon. Make slits all along the side of the belly pork where the flesh meets the fat and push the stuffed prunes in as far as possible.

2 Place the pork in a sturdy roasting tin that fits it snugly. Roast for 20 minutes. Lower the temperature to 150C Gas 3. Cook the pork for a further 3 – 5 hours until the skin is tender and golden. (The pork can go on cooking for up to 12 hours or even longer and will get richer and more meltingly tender). Two hours before you remove the pork from the oven add the apple slices around the pork and baste with the juices.

3 Remove the pork from the oven and leave to rest in a warm place for at least half an

hour for the juices to settle. Add the flour to the pan juices and cook for a minute then add

the cider and mustard to the pan, place over the heat and scrape up all the juices, mashing

the apples into the sauce. Boil until thickened then check the seasoning and add the

vinegar. Slice the pork and serve with the pan juices.

 

Thanks

As always a big thank you for visiting us.


You can always follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook. Please post your comments, photos & recipes, we would love to hear from you.

Did you get a draw ticket? Check back to see if you have won our voucher draw, last months prize was £1500. The draw will be at 10.30am at the next market.

If you missed this months draw the winning number will be sent out with our email & text reminders. It will also be on Facebook, Twitter & here just before the next market.


Our next market is 21st February.

We have cooking demo’s all morning, the omelette challenge & the band. So please come along, enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

It would be great to see you at one of our other markets as well.

7th February – Elm Court and then 1st Sunday of every month.

14th February – Tonbridge and the 2nd Sunday of every month

Would you like our newsletter and reminder email. Put reminder in the subject box and email info@aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.uk

Or to get a text reminder, text A to 07557739903

And please, keep it fresh, keep it local, keep it Kent.

Don’t forget you can visit Aylesford Priory everyday of the year.

Farmers Market Jan 17th

Aylesford Farmers Market is this Sunday 17th January & it’s

our Farmhouse Breakfast Special

at

the largest Farmers Market in the Maidstone area.

Third Sunday of every month

The Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent. ME20 7BX

9.30am – 1.30pm

With over 45 stalls booked in already this month Aylesford is the biggest market in the Maidstone Area.

January at Aylesford Farmers Market

At Aylesford we are one of the first farmers markets of the year. So why not start the year off with local produce.

There is plenty of fresh food available if you come and find us. Our Butchers, Bakers and Preserve makers will have plenty to temp you.

Our market will be a bit smaller than last month’s Christmas extravaganza, but still plenty to tickle those healthy taste buds.

Thank you so much for your support, and may your draw ticket win every month.

You can find some of your favourite producers at our other markets in February.

Elm Court Farmers Market – Sunday 7th February

Tonbridge Farmers Market – Sunday 14th February


Aylesford Farmers Market Draw

And the winner is 59679

If you have this ticket, which is worth £1500 of vouchers, you must notify us at the market by 10am this Sunday. If the ticket is not presented by10am at the market the prize will be rolled over.

There’s £100 worth of vouchers to be won each month & the draw will be held at 10.30am on Sunday.

Selected producers* give their 1st 50 customers a draw ticket with purchases every month, hang on to them for the next month’s draw and you could win a minimum £100 worth of shopping vouchers for the market.

Find out if you have won at the market after the draw at 10.30 or on any of our reminder services.

* Producers in the draw

Arcade Fisheries
Far Acre Farm Eggs
The Fat Carrot
Firkin Ale Ltd
Great Preservations
Jo’s Cakes
Kent Fine Foods

Kentish Pie Man

Love Chillies
Love Olives
Love Ecover
Naked & Ready Foods
Pinetrees Farm
PJ’s Farm Shop

The Proper Tea Company
R & D Payne Plants
Sevenoaks Candle Co
Stour Valley Game
Sylvia & Terry Chocolates
Thomas Cookie Co
Winterdale Cheese Makers


What to buy in January at Aylesford Farmers Market

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so whether you are just coming to the market for your breakfast or you’re stocking up on some wonderful breakfast goodies this is the month to start. There will be plenty to try and tickle your fancy and get your mouth watering. There should be lots of special offers to start the new year.

The Farmers’ Market offers the chance to try something a little different such as a new flavour of sausage, great with home cured bacon and free range eggs.

The market also provides a great opportunity for you to get ideas for hearty winter meals.

Chilly winter days are just the time for cooking delicious roasts, stews and casseroles, baked potatoes, hot soups and hot puddings. Producers at the market will be bringing a vast array of quality ingredients which is both fresh and local, including seasonal favourites for January such as carrots, leeks, parsnips and turnips which are perfect for creating warming fare for the colder winter months, and all those vegie’s could make a lovely bubble. It doesn’t have to be a left overs dish, in our house it is quite often the main event with some eggs and bacon.

Check out the fish stall, January is a great month for fish, especially if you are looking at being a bit healthier after a rather indulgent Christmas.


The Market Eatery

We have a fabulous selection of food at the Market Eatery. You can sit in our covered area, have a chat, watch the band or the cooking demo’s. Or if you are around at 10.30 see if you’ve won in the £1500 prize in the market draw. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can also be purchased. Supplying us all these mouth watering treats include:-

The Market Eatery – Burgers, sausages & bacon. All local & supplied by producers on the market.

East Court Manor Bakery-Toasted cheese sandwiches with their own bread.

Firkin Ales Ltd. A real ale. On it’s own, with your food or to take away.

Jo’s Cakes. Tea, coffee and of course, cakes, baked just down the road in Halling.

Little Brittany. French Crepes with a local twist.

Pinetrees Farm. Award winning Cider & Apple Juice

& as a special treat The Thomas Cookie Co will heat up one of their great cookies for you.

The Market Kitchen

Lots going on at the Kitchen this month.

The omelette challenge. A rather messy cooking competition, sponsored by Jenny from Far Acre Farm, she just has the freshest eggs.

Matthew Kearsey-Lawson from Kent Fine Foods is doing some wonderful stuff with his own and other products.

Also becoming a regular at the kitchen is Paolo from Kent Collection. He is Michelin trained and does some wonderful stuff with the Charcuterie that his company makes. Call by his stall to see if he is doing a demo. It will be worth watching and tasting.

We will also have John the Baker who will be baking some bread with some beer.

Who knows what could happen?

Need a private baking lesson? …John the Baker is your man. Just pick up one of his business cards or give him a call 07974508514. @BakerJohnKent


Our monthly charity stall

The market gives a free pitch to a charity each month, so please contact us if you would like to take advantage of this. These pitches are going quite quickly so do please get in touch if you are interested.

Future markets and events at the market will include.

  • 21st February 2016 Scallop Sunday

  • 20th March 2016 March is Marmalade Month

  • 17th April 2016 The Big Curry. With the help of our customers some of the producers are raising money for the Big Curry which is part of the Soldiers Benevolent Fund.

  • 15th May 2016 Real Bread Month

  • 19th June 2016 Farmers Market Month

  • 17th July 2016 A Berry Bonanza & our 2nd Birthday

  • 21st August 2016 The Chill Circus comes to town

  • 18th September 2016 A Jam Jamboree – Summer on a Spoon

  • 16th October 2016 Pink Sunday. Raising money for Breast Cancer Care. Customers dressed in something pink will have 10% of all the money they spend today donated to this cause. And lots more pink stuff.

  • 20th November 2016 Love Cheese. A celebration of local cheese.

  • 18th December 2016 Christmas Drinks Special. Local drinks to make your Christmas go off with a bang

  • 15th January 2017 Farmhouse Breakfast Market

You can now follow what the market is up to on Twitter @AylesfordFmMrkt , Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AylesfordFarmersMarket?fref=ts

Customers wishing to get a reminder for the market can do so by emailing info@aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.uk and just put “reminder” in the subject box or for a text reminder, text “Aylesford” to 07557739903.

Contact details are

Steve Wood 07876 685853

info@aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.uk

www.aylesfordfarmersmarket.co.uk

Thanks to Mary Gwynn for her input in this news letter and other Kent Farmers Market Association literature. http://trufflehound.wordpress.com

http://twinseverest.wordpress.com

 

The AYLESFORD Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month

Next Market

  • 9:30 am 1:30 pm, June 19, 2016
May 2016
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April 25, 2016 April 26, 2016 April 27, 2016 April 28, 2016 April 29, 2016 April 30, 2016 May 1, 2016
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May 16, 2016 May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 May 19, 2016 May 20, 2016 May 21, 2016 May 22, 2016
May 23, 2016 May 24, 2016 May 25, 2016 May 26, 2016 May 27, 2016 May 28, 2016 May 29, 2016
May 30, 2016 May 31, 2016 June 1, 2016 June 2, 2016 June 3, 2016 June 4, 2016 June 5, 2016

Reminders

For a text reminder every month just text AFM to 07557 739903

For a reminder of our other markets:

text: Ton for Tonbridge or

text: EC for Elm Court