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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 […]


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 […]

Behind the scenes at Eight Stony Street.

Eight Stony Street landed in Frome at the end of 2018 with the promise of tasty food, relaxed dining and an impressive selection of wine. Housed in one of Frome’s best-loved old buildings in the heart of St Catherine’s, the space is an independent cafe by day, and wine bar and eatery by night. Last […]

Sunshine and sand at Frome-On-Sea on Sunday 4th August

Join us beside the seaside…at Frome-On-Sea! Frome-On-Sea is a magical day out at the beach, right in the middle of the August edition of The Frome Independent. Now in it’s 6th year, our tiny pop-up beach was born out of a desire to bring a little bit of the Great British seaside to Frome for […]

Behind the scenes at The Whittox Gallery

We’ve been catching up with some of Frome’s businesses and shops this year, and recently checked in with the team at RISE – the newly rebranded Hubnub Centre which is home to the marvellous Rye Bakery, and a rather beautiful gallery space. Now known as the Whittox Gallery, the space can be found in the […]