Best Food & Farmers Market 2017
We are thrilled to announce that The Frome Independent has been named Best Food & Farmers Market at the Western Daily Press Food & Farming Awards 2017.
The Frome Independent was up against Eat Festivals and Weston Super Food Festival for this award which was open to nominees from across Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Devon. It was great to hear that we caught the eye of the judges for its dedication to championing the very best food produce found in Frome and the South West.
This year the food lineup at The Frome Independent offers everything from locally reared pork sausages to vegan marsala dosas. We have over 80 food traders at each market, covering local farm produce, veg growers and producers of cheese, local cider, confectionary and baked goods.
We never cease to be impressed by the ingenious ways that our traders use and cherish local seasonal ingredients. We are proud that The Frome Independent has a growing reputation as a great place to stock up on high quality seasonal produce from the local area. It’s also somewhere that you can find some amazing cuisines from around the world, all made here in the South West.
The Market continues to be popular with residents and visitors, with many now citing the food on offer on market days as the main reason to visit the Frome Independent. The market is a great boost for local food traders too, with many stating that The Frome Independent is by far their busiest day of the year. Some traders, such as Penleigh Farm Butchers, have flourished so much on market days as to open permanent shops in the town.
We are very excited about another prestigious award nomination, the details of which we will be able to announce shortly. The Frome Independent is a small not-for-profit company, run with the help of a great team of local people. Winning awards and nominations is a well-deserved reflection of all the hard work put in by our traders and our team.