Trade with us

Want to trade with us? 

Please read the following information before applying:

Criteria & Guidelines

Terms & Conditions

Trader FAQs 

Once you have read the above, you may then complete an Application Form

The Frome Independent is an outdoor, monthly street market. the event spans the whole of Frome town centre and attracts  footfall of around 80,000 per year.

We host over 200 traders each month across 6 sections; designer-maker; flea market; homes and gardens; street food; food producer and suitcase traders.  Competition for pitches is very high, we are always on the lookout for talented traders from across the South West. To get an idea of the market, we request that you come for a visit BEFORE you apply.

If you need additional support in filling out the application form, or need support to be able to trade at the market, please contact us on and inform us of your needs so we can help you.

Market Makers 

Market Makers is a membership scheme for our visitors. Visitors purchase a membership card which gives them access to exclusive offers and discounts from our traders and participating Frome shops for the year ahead.  

We ask that all traders make a discount to our Market Makers. This discount can be for any amount that you choose and does not have to cover all of your product range, but can only be available to Market Makers. If you have any questions or need guidance, please email us on

The Frome Independent is a not for profit social enterprise that does not receive ongoing subsidies from the local councils, or outside corporate sponsorship.  We therefore rely on money raised through the Market Makers scheme to fund our free market day activities such as live music, children’s activities and street performance. 


“When we launched Hakkō House, we always knew that we wanted to trade at The Frome Independent. We love the way the market takes over the whole town, and there is so much incredible produce, art, food & more! We are extremely proud to have a stall amongst some of the best food stalls in the UK!” – Hakkō House

“It’s a joy to see how Frome has changed over the past 15 years and to have seen The Frome Independent snowball to the juggernaut flag-bearer for small and independent businesses that it is today.” – El’s and Co.

“I’d been visiting the market for a long time prior to applying, and had always loved it! It felt like such a great day out. I’m a huge fan of rummaging around for bargain vintage items and clothing so it felt like a treat. The day always felt like a one day festival! The reputation and the crowd it draws definitely spurred me on to apply to trade.” – Bees Knees Apparel

“Even before I have started my business or moved to Somerset I had had the chance to visit the market and was so impressed with the quality and mixture of independent brands, makers and food. I cannot praise the whole enterprise enough, it’s a mammoth operation that seems to run super smoothly.” – Get Pickled Somerset

“The Frome Independent is truly one of a kind, you’ll never find another market quite like it. The creativity and quality of the traders is topmost and you know that even if you’re not going to buy anything… you’ll end up buying everything!” – Daines Atelier

“It has such a fantastic and unique vibe, bursting with character and colour – I love it… The whole community aspect, friendly people, incredible artisan food, makers, music and good times… it’s a heady mix. I’ve done other markets, fairs and events but deciding to trade at TFI was a no-brainer – there is really nowhere else like it. I still get ridiculously excited on market day.” – Velomatic For The People

“Visiting it first as a customer, The Frome Independent is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and considered markets I have ever visited…” – Tash Fry Klā

“We have been trading at The Frome Independent market for about 8 years now, it has always been a good market but each year seems better than the last to the point where it is now one of the best markets we do.” – Wootton Dairy

“We’re so lucky and grateful to have this event right on our doorstep every first Sunday of the month!” – Pilea Plant Shop