The Project

Who we are

The two partners running this project are:

FARMA – The National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association. FARMA and its predecessors have worked with farmers’ markets since they first started in the UK in 1997. Their work both nationally and internationally means they are ideally positioned to share knowledge and expertise.

The Plunkett Foundation was founded in 1919 and is strongly rooted in helping agriculture and farming businesses flourish. By helping rural communities take ownership of the issues that affect them, they help to develop sustainable businesses that enrich the communities in which they operate.

What we can do for you

Through the Making Local Food Work programme, FARMA and the Plunkett Foundation are helping famers’ markets throughout England to create busy, vibrant markets that will boost the businesses of individual producers and provide fresh, quality local produce of known provenance to communities.

The project provides a wide range of advice and support to help markets and producers in a variety of ways. Our skilled advisers help to review markets' performance and identify opportunities for improvement, as well as providing training for markets organisers and stallholders and providing expert advice in developing business plans. 

The overall aim of the project is to ensure farmers' markets across England survive and thrive.

What to do next

To find out more about the ways we can help you, please email or call us on 01993 810730.


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