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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PITCHES ARE FULL TO THE END OF 2019. YOU MAY STILL APPLY FOR A PLACE ON THE WAITING LIST. APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 WILL BE OPEN IN EARLY DECEMBER.
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 highly recommend coming for a visit before you apply.
If you need additional support in filling out this application form, or need support to be able trade at the market, please contact us on email@example.com and inform us of your needs so we can help you.
Market Maker Club
Our Market Maker Club is a membership scheme for market 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. 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 membership club to fund our free market day activities such as Frome-on-Sea (our annual pop-up beach!), monthly live music, children’s activities and street performance.
Rather than raising our pitch fees this coming year, we are asking that all traders make a discount on market days to our Market Maker members. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Frome Independent are in partnership with Pixie, an independent discovery, loyalty and payment app company who provide a cashless payment system to our traders and local independent shopkeepers. If your application is successful, Pixie will contact you to discuss adding you to their growing community of independent retailers. Joining Pixie does not cost anything for traders, and is a great opportunity for further marketing of your business. All participating traders will be provided with ongoing support by the Pixie team.
“The way Frome is so beautifully curated allows us to reach customers who genuinely love to support fledgling businesses and creative startups.” – Decorator’s Notebook,
“The Frome Independent market has been the best thing for my business. It’s changed the way I work and what products I make and is a monthly event I look forward to attending, not only for the income but also for the people and atmosphere” – Alex Pole, Blacksmith
“We have been trading at The Frome Independent market for about 6 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.” – Wootten Dairy