Sunday 3rd December is the last The Frome Independent market of the year and the perfect chance to get your Christmas shopping in the bag. Between 10am and 3pm Frome town centre will be full of incredible local designer makers and producers. Shop for perfect gifts and special stocking fillers directly from small independent businesses. […]

Gifts Grooves and a Touch of the Gothic

This month’s market falls on Bonfire Night and you’ll find plenty of delicious seasonal food and drink to warm you as the nights draw in. Treat yourself to sausage rolls, handmade pies, a fudgy vegan brownie or tea and crumpets. Spice things up a bit for lunch with some Guyanese or Caribbean street food, Thai […]

Making Mending and Hunkering Down

We’re eking out Sustainable Fashion Week by an extra day for October’s The Frome Independent.  South West England Fibreshed will be joining us on the Village Green and hosting demonstrations of carding and spinning, leather belt making and weaving. Bring any small fabric mending projects for advice and demonstrations of visible mending by Slow Stitch […]


October’s nearly here and there’s nothing like a scented candle to cheer the darker Autumn evenings. We spoke to Dee Hopkins of Hopothecary Candles about her business, her inspiration and her experiences of trading at the Frome Independent. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS I graduated in Textile design at Loughborough School […]


We asked Will Comben about his business, GRATE, and about trading at The Frome Independent: “Grate is a celebration of Somerset’s artisan cheeses. This land that we call home is a cheese-making nirvana, and its lush pastures support one of the most dynamic communities of cheese-makers in the world, not to mention being the home […]

School’s Out for Summer

Celebrate the summer holidays in style at The Frome Independent. Head to the Village Green for hook a duck, craft colouring competition with Somerbelles and children’s face painting. As ever you’ll find  hundreds of amazing designer makers, food producers and suitcase traders spread throughout the town centre. Wander down picturesque Catherine Hill, through the market […]


September brings an abundance of seasonal produce to The Frome Independent. You’ll find an amazing range of local fruits, salads and  vegetables at the Somerset Farmers Market stalls by the Boyle Cross. Stock up on award winning cheeses, charcuterie, sausage rolls, bread,  foraged jellies and chutneys for lazy late summer suppers. This month we are […]

Trader Profile-Louise Bees

Frome’s Louise Howell tells us about her business, ‘Louise Bees’, her passion for beekeeping and her delicious West Country honey. Tell us a bit about yourself and Louise Bees I first became a beekeeper in 2015. I was looking for a way to do something positive for the environment and as pollinators are in decline, […]

Trader Profile-Pulp Paper Heaven

Suzanne Whitelock, owner of Pulp Paper Heaven and creator of beautiful handbound notebooks, chats to us about her work and what draws her to market trading. Tell us a bit about you and Pulp Paper Heaven I have always loved books, their design and illustration. Older used books with inscriptions are especially intriguing, they put […]

In The Summertime at The Frome Independent

It’s high summer and the perfect month for fresh local fruit, vegetables and salads. You’ll find our food producers through the Market Place and Stony St, with Somerset Farmers’ Market around the Boyle Cross fountain. Fill your basket with delicious ingredients for relaxed summer suppers or picnic lunches. There’s always a festival feel to The […]