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In the making-a new book of trader portraits is almost here

Exciting times as our brand new book ‘In the Making’ is now with the printers and is available for pre-order! ‘In the Making’ is a new project, brought to you in collaboration with Frome photographer Alice Whitby who works on projects across the UK and internationally, and specialises in portrait photography. Throughout 2019 Alice has […]

Shopkeeper Profile-Nomad Supply Store

It was lovely to catch up with one of Frome’s best-loved Catherine Hill shops this month. Nomad Supply store (formerly known as Kushi) has been serving up streetwear for more than a decade and a half, and continues to go from strength to strength. In this week’s Q & A, shopkeeper Tyler tells us all […]

Trader Profile-The British Blanket Company

This year we’ve been continuing with our behind the scenes Trader profiles, offering you a glimpse into life behind the scenes of some of your market day favourites. This week it’s The British Blanket Company, run by brother and sister team Bethan and Joe in North Somerset.  We caught up with Bethan at the start […]

Trader Profile-Feltham’s Farm

Over the summer we caught up with a few of the food producers from Somerset Farmers Markets, finding out more about life behind the scenes as a Somerset food producer. Here’s a little Q & A with Marcus from Feltham’s Farm, a smalholding which makes  the award winning – and notoriously pungent – Renegade Monk […]

Trader Profile-West Country Water Buffalo

Over the summer we caught up with a few of the food producers from Somerset Farmers Markets. One of these was Jane, whose family-run farm looks after a herd of over 250 buffalo near the Village Of Chilthorne Domer in South Somerset. Jane told us all about the products made by West Country Water Buffalo […]

Cycling into autumn on 6th October

Join us on Sunday 6th October for an autumnal market that celebrates life on two wheels! Our October market will be packed with makers, food producers and vintage experts offering you everything from cosy homewares to handcrafted jewellery to award-winning local cider. This month we are working with the amazing team behind Frome’s Missing Links, […]

Trader Profile-Herby4

Food producers Herby4 are husband and wife Rocky and Rachael, who trade in the Somerset Farmers Markets section on market days, selling herbs, apple juices and Somerset tofu! We caught up for a chat with Rocky, who told us all about the joys of using up unwanted apples and discovering how to make tofu in […]

Bath Childrens Literature Festival is back for 2019

Our Friends from Bath Children’s Literature Festival will be joining us on Sunday 1st September to spread the word about this years’ event. Here’s what they say about the upcoming festival…. “Bath Children’s Literature Festival returns from 27 September – 6 October with more than 110 events which will entertain, educate and enlighten its young audiences! […]

I AM WHOLE at The Frome Independent

This month we are teaming up with YMCA Mendip & South Somerset who will be launching a new national campaign – called #IAMWHOLE – to challenge mental health stigma and raise awareness in advance of World Mental Heath Day on 10th October 2019. You find the YMCA down at the Village Green, where they will […]

TRADER PROFILE-BADGER HOUSE LEATHER

Earlier this month we spoke to Liz Huband aka, Badger House Leather – who has had a busy few weeks moving into her new studio at Black Swan Arts! This Frome-based designer-maker shares her thoughts on market trading, her love of the Somerset countryside and how to get your beans to grow by talking to […]