The market is held from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm on Saturday mornings on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month by the Parish Church.
To give you a taste of our Farmers Market, we’ve put the spotlight on some of our great traders.
Auntie Caroline – Chutneys & Pickles
Cirencester based Auntie Caroline sells an impressive range of pickles and chutneys from spicy pickled onions to terrific tomato chutney. Caroline’s jars of flavour harp back to childhood memories of grandma’s cooking and have induced tears of joy from happy tasters at the stall on a couple of occasions. Caroline prepares and makes everything in house so if you love the perfect accompaniment, these condiments are of the best quality and are highly addictive.
Plenty! Pies – Baked Goods
Who doesn’t love a pie? Plenty!pies are purveyors of delectable pies with mouth watering golden pastry and a fantastic range of locally sourced artisan fillings that have clocked up an impressive number of awards at the British Pie Awards. Having developed over 150 different recipes since the early days; highlights include Breton Chicken, Cotswold Venison and Tuscan Summer Veg.
Home Grown by Cathy – Baked Goods
Cathy, based in Cirencester recently became a stall holder in late 2014 after setting up her business with the help of a grant from Barnwood Trust. Her stall is beautifully laid out, and show cases her home made quiches, curds and cakes. Homegrown by Cathy’s tempting array of homemade goods are a delicious and she is fast gaining a strong following in Cirencester.
Fair and Square Chocolate Brownies– Baked Goods
Fair Trade Belgian chocolate brownies! These are the ultimate, melt in the mouth goodies. Fair and Square use the best ingredient’s; the 55% cocoa and chocolate are all Fairtrade, mixed with sugar from British sugar beet, using Gluten Free four and their eggs and butter all being produced in the Cotswolds! Fair and Square Brownies’ flavours include; raspberry, Seville orange, salted caramel and pecan.
Cotswold Curer - Charcuterie
If you love cured meats, then the Cotswold curer is definitely worth a visit to the market. An artisan producer of exceptional quality salami and chorizo are all produced from locally reared pork. Cotswold Curer boasts an impressive range of salamis, chorizo and also pancetta and Bresaola. These meats are great for shared dining, grazing or even for the lunch box. Cotswold Curer is based just outside of Cirencester and all meat used is free range.
Smarts Traditional Cheese - Dairy
Smarts is a family run farm based in Gloucester and is only one of four traditional Single Gloucester producers in the world. Their Single Gloucester has a light texture and beautifully balanced taste, their Double Gloucester is rich, mellow and powerful, earthy and the Harefields cheese is very much like parmesan. All cheeses are vegetarian and unpasteurised. An interesting fact about Smarts is they provide the cheese at the famous annual Cheese Rollers at Coopers Hill.
Madgetts - Poultry
Madgett’s Farm specialises in high quality free range poultry all reared and processed on their farm in the Wye Valley. Their range of fowl includes chicken, geese, duck and turkey which are fed on a cereal diet and roam around the farm which is best for them and a produces a lovely marble effect in the meat. Madgetts also sell great quality eggs and some wild boar products.
Bow-in-the-Cloud Winery - Wine
Bow in The Cloud are doing a great job of changing popular opinion about English Wine. Based locally in Malmesbury, Bow-in-the-Cloud vineyard was planted in 1992 and 1993 and has been producing wine for wine lovers since 1995. The winery plants three varieties of grape; Bacchus, Seyval Blanc and Schönburger. The winery has an admirable approach to sustainability and the wines are hand crafted in small batches, all wines are single vineyard. The fruity wines include the delicious Cloud Nine white blend, Cotswold Rose and to get into the party spirit try their Cloud Nine Quality Sparkling and Brut Rose.
Woodland Game - Game
This stall is full of wonderful, locally caught game from venison to wild boar; if you like game this is definitely a place for you. With partridges and pheasants also for sale, you could have a feast for dinner! They use the game in all sorts of ways. Such as mince, sausages, venison shins, and much more! So if you’re looking for something hearty and yummy! This is the stall for you!
Over Farm – Fruit & Veg
Love seasonal vegetables? Over Farm cultivate over 20 different varieties of seasonal vegetables and fruit with the majority produced at their farm in Over, Gloucester. This family run farm provide the freshest, quality fruit & veg working hard all year round to bring the best produce to the market. So it’s a burst of berries, spring greens and tomatoes in the Spring / Summer and a great showcase of colourful seasonal veg perfect for roasting and pies in the winter!
Yara’s Fudge – Sweet Food
Yara makes amazing soft and delightful tasting fudge that crumbs as soon as you touch it. With different flavours such as Vanilla, Double Chocolate; Maple Walnut; Salt Flake City; Burnt Black Treacle; Almond & Apricot; Lemon Meringue; Coffee; Rum & Raisin.
Easy Bee Honey – Sweet Food
Easy Bee provides premium quality Cotswold Honey harvested from the busy bees of the Cotswolds. A favourite of many locals in Cirencester you can choose from Wild Flower honey, Spring Blossom Honey, Honey with Cut Comb and much more.
Corinium Ales – Craft Beer
Friends! Romans! Beer! Lovers! Corinium Ales launched in the Cirencester Market in 2012. They have been trading there ever since, developing a loyal customer base and a strong relationship with the local community. They brew, bottle and label all their beer by hand and create beers for those who love a good pint.
Corinium Ales brew traditional beers such as IPA, Stout and Golden Ale and have regular seasonal brews. They have received a fantastic variety of awards for their product development, innovation and marketing, not only from CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival; Cotswold Life Food & Drink; and Fairford & Lechlade Business Club; but The Labologists Society too!
The Old Cheese Room - Dairy
Artisan Cheese maker, Julianna Sedli makes four very unique cheeses using organic Jersey herd milk at Neston Park, near Corsham. Their signature cheese, the Baronet, is based on the Reblochon recipe which is a French style of rich buttery washed rind. They also make wonderful Jersey Curd Cheeses including flavours of Truffle and Wasabi!
SJ Flowers – Flowers & Plants
Local landscaping and floristry family based company SJ Flowers are new to the Farmers’ Market, commencing in January 2016. They make beautiful hand tied bouquets featuring locally sourced flowers, herbs and greenery. Walking past their stall you will experience subtle floral and herbaceous aromas.
Paleo Cake - Sweet Food
Paleo Cake have recently joined the market and are creating a lot of interest with their innovative, handmade healthy treats. These delicious cakes are sugar, gluten, wheat and diary free. Paelo Cake are passionate about clean healthy eating that provides you with a delicious tasty treat.
Maryanne is our expert preserver and her stall hosts a wide range of masterfully drafted jams, marmalades and chutneys. She is also a dab hand at afternoon teas, so whilst sampling the jams, there’s freshly baked scones and cream on offer as well.
David Howard Beef
David Howard Beef produces melt in the mouth Riggit Galloway Beef, the cattle benefitting from grazing on the fertile pastures of Bowling Green Lane. They provide a good variety of choice cuts, steaks, mince and some pretty special burger, perfect for a Summer BBQ.
Hobbs House Bakery
Hobbs House Bakery, established in the Cotswolds in the 1920’s have a long line of family bakers. They are specialists in handmade bread, particularly sour dough and also bake an exceptional range of parties and confectionery. Hobbs House Bakery are legendary in the field of baking in the South West and regularly sell out at the market so get in early!
Orchard Cottage Farm – Pork
The Hunt brothers have been coming to Cirencester Farmers’ Market for many a year now and have a hard fast following of pork lovers. This is the tastiest, tenderised pork and the pork belly is said to be excellent. The brothers also host a sausage and bacon BBQ at the market and sell a wide range of pork products including sausages, bacon, gammon, scotch eggs and pork pies.
Do you have a furry friend? Ruby Bakery makes organic treats for dogs. All these treats are good quality with no preservatives or any other bad or nasty ingredients to make your furry friend happy as can be! With little treats to eco friendly dog bags, this is certainly a stall your dog will be excited to be around!
Old Stag Cider
Although recently new to the cider business, local cider maker, Paul Wilson is a dab hand at producing some delicious crunchy dry & sweet cider and perry. Having already grabbed a couple of awards, Old Stag Cider is a happy edition to the market and the longevity of traditional cider making is in good hands. This is especially so as Bob Cook, from Brook Apple Farm Cider, recently retired from the market but has helped Paul get this business off the ground, sharing his expertise and some of his kit! All Paul’s apples are collected, washed, milled and pressed by hand and the whole making process is done onsite in Fairford. Paul only uses cider apples to make his brew and varieties include Kingston Black, Dabinett, Harry Masters Jersey and Yarlington Mill. Perry pears used include Moorcroft, Blakney Red and Butt.