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Be Prepared For A Surprise!

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Be Prepared For A Surprise!

You are in for a surprise this Saturday when you go to the Farmers' Market! As part of the re-launch of the Market, you will see something very different! No more clues - you'll just have to go and find out for yourselves! ...

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Traders Pages Update

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Traders Pages Update

We are about to update our Traders Page. If you are a trader and you wish to have an entry (or to update your existing entry) just drop us an email with the details and we'll fix it for you! ...

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BBC Food And Farming Awards Nomination

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BBC Food And Farming Awards Nomination

A massive Thank You to Stone's wonderful community website, A Little Bit of Stone, for their recent article about the BBC Food ad Farming Awards and for nominating us in the Best Food Market category. This year will be the tenth anniversary of the monthly markets and we feel very humble to be nominated in such a prestigious contest. So take a look at A litt ...

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No Farmers' Market In January BUT......!

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No Farmers' Market In January BUT......!

There will be no Farmers' Market in town in January. The next town Farmers' Market will be on Saturday 7th February 2015. Most stall holders will be exhausted after the Christmas period and deserve a rest! They can then spend January re-stocking ready for 2015. BUT the hens at Cheddleton Chicks have told Aileen that they do not want to go on their holidays and insist on laying eggs t ...

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TV Fame For Sarah And Ernie

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TV Fame For Sarah And Ernie

Two of Stone's Farmers' Market most popular traders are set to become TV celebrities! Sarah Gayton, already famous for her 'oaties', cakes and laugh together with Ernie Durose from the Guernsleigh Cheese stall were recently filmed for a forthcoming TV quiz show! It's all very top secret so we can't tell you any more than that it will be broadcast in the New ...

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Food And Drink Festival Farmers'Market

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Food And Drink Festival Farmers'Market

Stone Food and Drink Festival takes place over the first weekend in October and as usual there will be an extra Farmers' Market! On Friday 3rd October there will be a Farmers' Market in the High Street as well as the usual Saturday market. And after shopping in town why not pop down to Westbridge Park and enjoy the Festival. Gates open at 12 noon on Friday 3rd October an a ...

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Only One Market In May

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Only One Market In May

Sorry everyone - please ignore the last news item. There will only be one Farmers' Market in May - as usual on the first Saturday of the month - on Saturday May 3rd. As reported previously, there had been a suggestion to move Stafford's Farmers' Market to Stone a week later due to a civic event taking place in Stafford on May 10th. However we have now been advised ...

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Two Farmers' Market In May?

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Two Farmers' Market In May?

There may be two Farmers' Market in Stone in May! Normally there is a Farmers' Market in Stafford on the second Saturday of the month. However next month there is a civic event taking place in Stafford town centre and there'll be no room for the market. So the 'powers that be' are doing their best to see if Stafford's market could be moved to Stone for the day. So we ...

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Support Age Concern At Next Farmers' Market

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Support Age Concern At Next Farmers' Market

Age Concern Stone will be raising funds at the next Farmers' Market by holding a Coffee Morning and Book Sale at St Dominic's Social Centre in Station Road from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. Refreshments and homemade cakes will be on sale. So if you fancy a coffee and a browse just pop up Station Road! ...

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Brunch At Granvilles

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Starting on 1st February, Granvilles will be serving Brunch from 10 o'clock onwards every  Farmers' Market. Owner, Adam Jones, has often been asked to provide breakfast by many of his customers and is expecting Granvilles to become a popular venue for a 'friends get together' whilst they are in town shopping at the Farmers' Market. ...

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A Succesful January Market

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A Succesful January Market

Despite atrocious weather around the country earlier in the week, Stone enjoyed a clear dry day for the first Farmers Market of the year yesterday. Although there were fewer traders than usual, a good number of customers turned out to replenish their pantries and fridges! And traders and customers were agreed that running a January Market was a success.  

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There's A Farmers Market In January!

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There's A Farmers Market In January!

It has now been confirmed that there will definitely be a Farmer's Market in January. Last year the January market was canceled due to the fact that it fell too close to the New Year. However the good news is that our traders will have restocked and will be back in the High Street on Saturday 4th January 2014! So may we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and we look forward t ...

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Congratulations, Ernie!

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Congratulations, Ernie!

Stone Farmers Market has another award winning trader! Ernie Durose from Guernsleigh Cheese exhibited his wonderful artisan brie cheeses at the International Cheese Competition at Nantwich Show this week and won two silver and one bronze awards! "I am absolutely delighted" Ernie told us. "To be honest I didn't think we stood a chance and could hardly believe the email they ...

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Lily The Barn Owl Is Safe And Well!

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Lily The Barn Owl Is Safe And Well!

I am often asked what do I do in town during the Farmers Market. Some people, including my wife, think I just stand around all day talking to people and drink coffee! Well, actually the list is fairly long - putting up the 'A' boards around the one way system; putting out the cones to keep the top of the High Street and Mill Street clear in case we need to get emergency vehicles into ...

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A Brilliant Day Again!

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A Brilliant Day Again!

Yesterday the sky was blue and the sun shone all day! The High Street was packed with green and red marquees and thousands of people came to the monthly Farmers’ Market and had a thoroughly enjoyable day out. So why is Stone Farmers’ Market so different from all the others?   OK, so Stone has a picturesque High Street and the residents love their monthl ...

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Stone Farmers' Market - 1st Saturday of every month Saturday 5th August 2017