Shipbourne Farmers’ Market named one of UK’s best

PUBLISHED: 11:32 26 May 2020 | UPDATED: 11:32 26 May 2020

Shipbourne Market - before social distancing (photo: Severien Vits)

Shipbourne Market - before social distancing (photo: Severien Vits)

Severien Vits

The farmers’ market has scooped a prestigious award again

Award-winning Shipbourne Farmers’ Market has been named the UK’s Best Farmers’ Market in the prestigious Farm Retail Association Awards, celebrating the best farm shops, cafés, restaurants, Farmers’ Markets and trade suppliers. It’s the only awards of this type to be judged by fellow farm retailers. The top three finalists all came from Kent, with markets from West Malling and Lenham close behind. Always ahead of the game, Shipbourne has also introduced an online ordering and delivery service for delivery or collection (the market runs each Thursday morning for two hours, 9am-11am). A queuing system has been put in place which only allows a small number of customers into the market area at a time.

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