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Our shop is OPEN

Delighted to announce the re-opening of our online shop! We are looking forward to being able to supply you with TFI related goodies again, including Somerset Sister T-shirts, ‘Independent’ tote bags, Matt Wellsted’s market day art prints and more! You’ll also be able to take a look at our 2019 book ‘In the Making’, a […]

June Update

We hope you are all managing to stay safe and keep well. Here is an update from us... Read more

Stay safe and visit our online market!

Thank you to everyone who has shown support for The Frome Independent and our traders during the lockdown. We are very sad to be putting our monthly markets on hold until further notice, but we will be back with you on the other side of all this, when public gatherings are deemed to be safe […]

Cancellation of The Frome Independent due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel The Frome Independent on Sunday 5th April. While there is not currently an official ban in place for events like The Frome Independent, the health and safety of our community of visitors, crew, traders and fellow residents of Frome is paramount. We are acutely […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us about our April market, following the recent government press conference regarding delaying the spread of Covid-19. We would like you all to know that we are following the guidance of Public Health England and are waiting for news on a possible government ban on outdoor events like […]

The Frome Independent returns for 2020

It’s almost here! Come and join us for first of our 2020 markets on Sunday 1st March. Come and explore streets lined with designer-makers, craftspeople, independent businesses, local food producers and delicious street food. We’ll have the return of the Market Place stage in the centre of town, providing you with live acoustic music throughout […]

Fair Housing For Frome join us for March’s market.

We’re looking forward to working with Fair Housing for Frome  at our first market of 2020! On Sunday 1st March  you’ll find them next to Frome Library where they will be talking about their upcoming Tiny Homes event on 22nd March. Here’s a message from the Fair Housing For Frome team… “Could tiny housing be part […]

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 […]