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Visit Market Website
Thur 20th May
9.00am -
Shipbourne Farmers' Market

This market offers a click-and-collect service

Market Days

Every Thursday
Click and Collect also available


Bob Taylor
Market Manager
t:01732 833976
m:07768 643614

David Porter
t:01732 832657


St Giles' Church
Stumble Hill
TN11 9PF

Find us

Click to see detailed map

St Giles's Church, Shipbourne is located on the A227 half way between Tonbridge and Ightham.


Parking is available on Upper Green Road, Shipbourne (opposite the Church and Chaser)

Shipbourne wins national Award
Part of the GREAT Campaign
Best Food & Drink Initiative 2020
The Market Outside
The Market Inside the Church


27 Food, 5 Home & Garden, 1 Craft, 1 Other

32 permanent and 2 seasonal.

Our Market

Market Background
In 1285, Edward I granted the village of Shipbourne permission to hold a weekly market. In May 2003 the Parochial Church Council re-inaugurated the market. 
Our objective is to provide a focus for the community and a retail outlet for small local producers. The Market is run entirely by volunteers. Any surplus made by the market is donated to Agricultural charities.

During Covid we introduced an 'ON-LINE FARMERS MARKET' combined with a 'DRIVE THRU' customer pick up'. This has now been changed to 'CLICK and COLLECT'. The virtual Market ' is open from Saturday morning  to Wednesday midday. Orders can be then be picked up at the market on Thursday mornings. To use the On-line Market click [Here]. When you 'confirm' your 'basket of orders' an invoice will be emailed to you detailing the items and value of purchases and how to pay. 

More information as to 'what's in season' and on sale is available in our weekly Market Newsletter. Click on 'REMINDERS' (displayed on the left of the screen) to request the newsletter.                      

Local News & Links

  • Awards won by Shipbourne market 
    - 2020:- Winner of Kent Life Award for the 'Best Food and Drink Initiative during Lockdown'
    - 2020:- featured in the Government's 'Great Inspirations' during Lockdown
    - 2020:- Farm Retail Association 'Best Farmers Market'
    - 2018,2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2005:- Best Farmers Market in Kent
    - 2007:- finalist in BBC Radio 4' Food and Farming program
  • 'Shipbourne Farmers' Market pounds' featured on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today.
  • The Market was featured in the Financial Times as an example for preserving our Church heritage. You can see the article by clicking here
  • Click here to read about the Shipbourne pound
  • Click here for Michel Roux's visit to Shipbourne