Crediton Community Markets

CommMktproduce1The Community Market is about encouraging sustainability by providing a space for local householders, smallholders and local craftspeople to sell the items they have grown or made locally. Local groups or charities are welcome to fundraise or advertise themselves. We hope this will stimulate shopping in the town and help keep Crediton from losing its uniqueness, especially in having so many independent retailers. 

Our markets are intended to be complementary to the Farmers' Markets, not to compete with them.

As the aim is to promote sustainable living, the market is not intended to be a general market for people from long distances. The community market is for local people to have a space to sell produce they grow on a smallholding, allotment or from their back garden. Small local food producers are also very welcome. Last year there were some excellent craft stalls perfect for gifts or a personal treat. Small is beautiful as far a Sustainable Crediton are concerned so even if you only have a basket of items to sell, we would love you to come along to the market and join in the friendly atmosphere.

Come to sell or swap

CommMktproduce2Come to sell or swap surplus garden produce or produce from your smallholding, sell locally produced crafts and non food produce, promote or raise funds for your local organisation. Even if you only have a dozen eggs or some tomatoes and a few courgettes, bring along a basket of goods to sell or swap for other produce.

For those wishing to attend the market as a stall holder, all that is asked is a donation towards the costs of the day and to bring your own table and wet weather protection. So as long as you live within the local newspaper distribution area around Crediton you would be very welcome. 

NB: If you are bringing meat or dairy products you must adhere to food safety regulations

Nothing to sell? Come and buy!

CommMkt knittingWondering what there is to buy at the community market? There is always find something of interest at the market that can include a varied range of items such as home grown vegetables, local cheeses, eggs, cakes, chutneys and jams, flowers, jewellery, crafts, cards, gifts, knitted and fabric creations of all kinds.

Come along and see what local people have to offer for sale and buy a truly unique craft for yourself or as a gift or enjoy fresh local food.

The market is also intended to be space where charities and local groups can come and let people know about themselves or fundraise. Musicians have come along and entertained at the market, showcasing their talent. Local groups such as the scouts, the badminton club, knitting and spinning clubs also came last year, to let people know about themselves and to fundraise.

Please come along and support the market. 

This year we plan to have markets every month or so during the summer. If you are interested send us your email address so that we can keep you informed of dates.

Dates for 2014

10am-1pm, Crediton Town Square: 10 May, 12 July , 9 August, 13 September, 11 October.


For more information email Dee Ross. Sign in to see more contact details..