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.
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.