There are three monthly and one weekly farmers markets in the Sedgemoor area.
The monthly farmers market in Bridgwater was proving so successful that it is going weekly. The newly renamed Bridgwater Castle Market will take place every Friday between 9:00am and 2:00pm in Fore Street. Those market traders interested in taking space need to contact Steve Griffiths of GPR Traders on 07764 156621.
Sedgemoor District Council, working with Bridgwater Town Council and the Bridgwater Retail Initiative (BRI), are pleased to announce that the town centre farmers market is being renamed the Bridgwater Castle Market and is expanding, adding vibrancy. This has been possible thanks to the support of the BRI stakeholders, GPR Traders and Magnox, who have supported the venture with grant funding.
Axbridge farmers market
The monthly farmers market takes place on the first Saturday of every month, between 9:00am and 1:00pm in Axbridge Town Square.
Burnham-on-Sea farmers market
The monthly farmers market takes place on the last Friday of every month, between 9:00am and 1:00pm in the High Street.
For dates of the above farmers markets, please see related links below.
Cheddar farmers market
Unfortunately Cheddar farmers Market are unable to find a new site in the immediate future.
Markets were necessary, not only as a way for the population to trade in the necessities of life, but also as a means of generating revenue for the local manor or castle. The middle of the 13th century saw Bridgwater with 13 stalls and 5 shops along with just over 300 burgages. Traders included goldsmiths, wine merchants and the various trades associated with the cloth and wool industry. There were tuckers, dyers, spinners and drapers, weavers and shuttle makers.
Fore Street adjacent to Admiral Blake Statue, costs as follows:-
- £560.00/6 day period (Monday-Saturday inclusive)
- £20.00/day local charitable rate
Esplanade, Burnham-on-Sea, cost as follows:-
- £70.00/day, no weekly bookings