The market is licensed for inside stalls all year round and for additional outside gazebos from March through to October (see 4 below).
We aim to fulfil the traditional specification of a Farmers’ Market i.e.
1. We are a food and drink only market so cannot accept applications from non-food related stalls.
2. All stallholders must be involved in some way with production, we are unable to accept food importers or resellers simply buying in produce for resale.
3. We are primarly a ‘shop‘ not a ‘restaurant‘ as we do not have the space or facilities for people to dine with us, so we cannot accept stalls selling food to be consumed on the premises.
4. Please note we do not have space for vehicle based stands such as hot drink catering vans.
Please download the Application Form in PDF or Application Form in WORD and EMail to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Wirral Farmers Market, New Ferry Village Hall, Grove Street, New Ferry, CH62 5AZ
Information for traders
If the indoor market is full new applicants are always welcome as you can go on the waiting/substitutes list.
Inside stallholders will be allocated a 6′ table, only certain stalls have electricity so please ensure you make clear if this is essential.
Outside stall holders can use our gazebos. We will provide a 6′ table too.
Stalls are priced at £25.00 per table, if you are selling alcohol then you need to pay an additional £5.00 per market to cover our alcohol license costs.
We are looking to support local small businesses, we need to provide a balanced range of produce that enables traders to run a viable business whilst providing an enticing range for consumers.
All applicants must provide:
- Relevant insurance including public liability
- Relevant Environmental health qualifications
- A list of produce that you wish to sell, if you wish to change your product mix then you must apply in advance for new products
- A valid email address so that we can communicate with you
We will carry out a visit to discuss your application and verify the content. We are happy to advise start up businesses on any aspect of their application.
Some typical Q+A’s:
Q: What is a primary producer?
A: Typically a farm rearing animals, a dairy, a cheesemaker or farm growing fruit and veg, either a farm within 50 miles or a business with a local family connection.
Q: What is a secondary producer?
A: Secondary Producer: Producing food with locally sourced ingredients where possible. We take a common sense approach as obviously some ingredients such as sugar or dried fruits may need to be imported.
Q: What is the market position on organic food?
A: This is up to the producer, we only look for local and responsibly sourced produce.
Here are some useful website links
Food hygiene training