Shopkeeper Profile-Still Life Gin

Continuing our celebration of the incredible array of edible and quaffable products on offer on our doorstep, we recently got chatting to our newest Market Maker shopkeepers Sam and Geoff from Still Life Gin… Tell us a bit about your own background, what led you to set up shop in Frome? We’re two engineers with […]

Harvest time at The Frome Independent

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us! Farmers, growers and artisan food producers are busy transforming their produce into everything from jams and juice, cheese and chutney to pies and puddings. To celebrate the incredible edible bounty available on our doorstep, we’ve invited the Frome Food Network along to the Village Green […]

Trader Profile-Bath Culture House

We are big fans of fermented food here at The Frome Independent, and as the days become chillier our thoughts turn to keeping our immune systems AND our tastebuds happy. We caught up with Lucie from Bath Culture House to find out more about the origins of her plant based fermented food business – the […]

Trader Profile-Get Pickled Somerset

For our October market we’re celebrating the incredible edible bounty that’s available on our doorstep, and we’ve invited the Frome Food Network along to the Village Green area, where there will be lots of food-related activities to get involved with. You can try your luck on the tombola to win a prize from one of […]

Trader Profile-Sumikichi Miso

What better way to overcome hump day than with a bowl of steaming, delicious miso? Team Frome Independent always have a jar of Sumikichi Miso on the go in the fridge – it makes a perfect speedy snack or lunch with added tofu, noodles and veggies. We chatted to Aya, Sumikichi’s founder about the origins […]

Trader Profile-Baklavaty

We’re fast approaching pudding season in the UK, so if you’re feeling in need of a treat, Dunya from Yeovil’s own Baklavaty will definitely be able to help, with her incredible Middle Eastern and North African sweet delicacies – read on to get your mouth watering! Tell us a bit about you and your business! […]

Secondhand & Sustainable September

It’s been a whole year since The Frome Independent returned to the streets after our 18 month pandemic-induced break. To celebrate, we are shining a light on one of our core values: embracing all things secondhand and sustainable. ‘Clothing production is the third biggest manufacturing industry after the automotive and technology industries. Textile production contributes […]

Trader Profile-El’s and Co

For our fourth Trader Profile we picked the brains of El, the über-stylish founder of El’s & Co. about daily uniforms, minimalism and how it all leads to good stuff! Read on friends… Tell us a bit about you and your business. I’m El, Dorset based business owner, minimalist, wannabe musician, and sea swimmer. El’s […]

Trader Profile-Lizzie May Vintage

For the final profile in our secondhand and sustainable feature we spoke to sisters Millie and Lottie, whose combined eyes for exquisite vintage details led them to start Lizzie May Vintage, a peripatetic emporium of vintage children’s and womenswear that will make your heart sing! Tell us a bit about you and your business. So […]

Trader Profile-Slow Stitch Club

Continuing our Secondhand & Sustainable theme for September, we spoke to Skye from Slow Stitch Club about her dream to make visible mending accessible to everyone. Tell us a bit about you and your business. Hi, I’m Skye and I’m based here in Frome but am originally from the Isle of Wight. Slow Stitch Club […]