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Trader Profile-DIG

We have been catching up with traders from across the market this year, finding out more about what goes on behind the scenes and why they do what they do. We caught up with flea traders and musicians Pete and Chantelle, aka DIG, who you’ll find on market days with an incredible array of secondhand […]

Shopkeeper Profile-Assembly

This year we’re catching up with some of Frome’s independent shops and businesses, and this month it’s one of the longest standing independent retailers on Catherine Hill, Assembly.  Assembly offers “…  a hand-picked selection of British garments, traditional grooming products and interesting objects, with a few continental classics thrown in for good measure.”  We chatted to shopkeeper Antony Hick […]

Night school returns for 2019

We are very excited to announce the return of NIGHT SCHOOL, our series of evening evening sessions that offer the opportunity to learn a new skill under the expert guidance of one of The Frome Independent’s traders, whilst creating something rather lovely to take home with you. This summer and autumn you can try your […]


This month’s featured maker is Boo To a Moose, who creates innovative DIY Cyanotypes kits as well as polaroid art, which can find in the suitcase sale on Catherine Hill on market days. We chatted to Michelle, the maker behind Boo To A Moose about her inspirations, motivations and favourite snacks! Where do you get […]

Flower Crowns Maypoles and Morris Dancers on Sunday 5th May

Spring is here! We are teaming up with Garden Day to welcome in the season with some weird and wonderful rural traditions on Sunday 5th May Come and make yourself a flower crown with our friends from Garden Day UK, watch maypole dancing from students at Oakfield School, and encounter Boss Morris – an all-female […]


I moved my whole life here, only knowing one person. I opened in the most gorgeous space at No. 13 Catherine Hill - I opened the doors and we actually had customers! It was the best feeling and so exciting, I had been saving and planning for this for 9 years. Read more

“Somerset Sisters” raise hundreds of pounds for vulnerable young people.

We are delighted by sales of their “Somerset Sister” T-shirts, which have now generated hundreds of pounds to support vulnerable young people across the town. The t-shirts, which are designed and produced in Frome, are being sold to raise funds for Frome Re:Fresh, a local grassroots organisation that provides sanitary products and toiletries for students […]

Shopkeeper Profile-Kobi and Teal

This year we’re opening the door on some of Frome’s independent businesses, and we’re starting with one a firm favourite for many of you – Kobi & Teal. Kobi & Teal is the brainchild of designers Nick Fraser and Polly Bell. It opened its doors at the top of Catherine Hill in March 2017, with “a mission to […]

Join our gang and support The Frome Independent

Market Maker membership is back! And this year it's cheaper, comes with a free Reclaim The High Street Tote bag and gets you access to offers and discounts from each and every one of our traders, plus a whole heap of shops too. Read more

Somerset Farmers Markets are 20 years old

For twenty years, Somerset Farmers Markets have been doing their bit to combat the demise of small family farms by re-introducing the concept of buying local food directly from farmers, growers and food producers. Find out more about how this local collective are still championing sustainable food production, supporting ethical farming and reducing plastic waste as they go into their third decade. Read more