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The Garden of England naturally has some of the best locally sourced food and drink around.

With the abundance of Wealden countryside in our borough it is not surprising that shopping for local produce is easy in Tunbridge Wells.

Locally Produced Food for All to Gather

Virtually year round supplies of locally grown organic and non-organic fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and beverages mean that local people and visitors alike take advantage of the best in food and drink.

The area is particularly known for its soft fruits, such as cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and plums; also for apples and pears, honey, asparagus, hops (used for making beer and decoration), and locally produced wines and juices

To Market, to market, to buy…

Towns and villages throughout the borough of Tunbridge Wells enjoy the benefit of Mother Nature’s bounty at a number of regular farmers’ markets.

Local specialities also include cob nuts, cider and quince. Not only that, there are small family concerns which make artisanal food like chocolate, ice-cream, chutney, ale and gin!

Naturally the seasons rule the stalls so the suppliers and displays are wonderfully representative of our local harvest encouraging an exciting adventure for the palate!

Where to find a Farmers’ Market in the Tunbridge Wells Borough

Royal Tunbridge Wells has a market on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month and bi-weekly in high season in the Pantiles from 10am to 4pm.

Speciality goodies include bread, cakes, homemade deli nibbles as well as craft and artisan products.

In the Elizabethan Barn at Sissinghurst Castle, only 2½ miles from Cranbrook, on the second and fourth Friday in summer months (10.30am to 3pm) there is a market. Here you can find produce from the Castle’s very own vegetable plot! Check their site for extra dates over Autumn and Winter.

Penshurst Place has a farmers’ market in the beautiful grounds of the stately manor house.  On the 1st Saturday of every month, there is free parking and it is the Kent Life 2015 Kent Farmers’ Market of the Year!

External links:

Kent Farmers Market Association : maps, links, dates and find out what’s in season