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Our trader of the month is leather-worker Justine Weyman from Elytra England. Justine creates accessories in soft leather and felt, from tablet cases to artists' tool rolls, which are designed with care and attention for the contents inside. This month Justine chats to us about her practice, trading at markets and how she came up with the name for her business. Read more

MARKET NEWS-A New Way to Pay on Market Days

If you're not keen on squandering good shopping time queueing for cash at The Frome Independent, then you might be interested to know about our partnership with Pixie - a brand new discovery, payment and loyalty app. Read more

School’s Back

We are delighted to let you know that our Autumn / Winter term of NIGHT SCHOOL classes is ready for launch. Read more

Trader Profile-Paly Glass

Our trader of the month is maker Nikki James from Paly Glass. Nikki is a glass artist and maker of geometic terrariums and frames which have been a big hit at The Frome Independent since she began trading with us in the Suitcase Sale just over a year ago. Read more

Your market needs you

This month we are running a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money to rejuvenate and update our much-loved pop-up Village Green. We are also looking to raise funds to host Frome-On-Sea, our annual urban beach on Sunday 6th August. Funds will also support our work with local charities and community groups, helping them to raise money throughout the coming year. Read more


"My work is a rebellion against the high street's throw away fashion. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE is an excellent motto to live by and if I can encourage people to rejuvenate an old favourite sweater or choose a clutch purse made from recycled fabric then I'll be very happy." Meet Rebecca, the designer behind psychedelic festival fashion brand Dakota Rae Dust, in this month's trader profile. Read more

Best Food & Farmers Market 2017

The Frome Independent has been named Best Food & Farmers Market at the 2017 Western Daily Press Food & Farming awards, beating nominees from across the South West. Read more

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