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During the Shropshire Good Food Trail many of our venues and hosts will be holding events that you can get involved with. 

NOTE to visitors: Not all venues (especially farms and community gardens) are open all the time, so please check opening hours and the events listings / calendar to ensure that there is something on.

Browse our events calendar to see what's happening on specific dates, and scroll down to see our list of Shropshire Markets that are on during both the Food Trail dates and throughout the year.

Shropshire Markets

Bishop’s Castle Town Hall hosts a flea market on the first Saturday of the month, and a farmers’ market on the third Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Location: Bishop's Castle Town Hall, High Street, Bishop's Castle, SY2 5BG

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Bridgnorth holds a market along the high street and beneath the Town Hall on Fridays and Saturdays. A speciality Sunday market takes place twice a month from March to December.

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Church Stretton has a charter market in the Town Square every Thursday from 8.00am to 2.00pm.

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An indoor market takes place on Tuesdays in Ellesmere’s Market Hall, from 9am to 2pm.

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Ludlow Local Produce Market is a large, twice-monthly farmers' market selling a wide range of everyday and specialist food and drink produced within 30 miles of Ludlow. 9am -2pm.

See website for dates and info. Summer Market dates include June 13th & 27th, July 11th & 25th, August 8th & 22nd.

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Ludlow holds daily markets in Castle Square (apart from Tuesdays), with a farmers’ market on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month (see above for Local to Ludlow Market).

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Street Market on Wednesday. Indoor market Wednesday and Saturday.

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Much Wenlock has been a market town for over 800 years. It has daily markets in the Corn Exchange, the Square and in the Buttermarket under the Guildhall.

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Newport’s striking blue and white Indoor Market Hall was built in 1860. It’s open from 8am to 3.30pm every Friday and Saturday.

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Oswestry’s Town Market is on Bailey Head. The indoor market is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and the open air street market is on Wednesday and Friday. Artisans’ Market is the last Friday of the month and other speciality markets take place all year.

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Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall on Claremont Street is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm (with occasional late-night openings).

 

Shrewsbury Farmers Market brings the fields of Shropshire to Shrewsbury Square. A plethora of delicious food and drink will be on offer to tempt people to try some of the best locally produced food.

 

Farmers’ and specialist markets also take place in the Square on the 1st Friday of each Monday 9am – 3.30pm:

The Made In Shropshire market takes place on 2nd Saturday of each month in the Square 9am – 5pm.

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Welcome to Wellington Market, a historic marketplace that has stood strong since 1244. With over 50 diverse market traders and a vibrant food court, we offer an eclectic mix of goods, homewares, and services. Indulge in our delicious food offerings, catering to all tastes and cravings.

Wellington Market trades on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays from 9am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4.30pm.

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Wem has its market in the Town Hall and on Jubilee Square opposite the towns Co-op on Thursdays from 9am to 2pm. You will also find a monthly farmers market on the second Saturday of each month on Jubilee Square 9am – 1pm.

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An indoor market takes place in Whitchurch’s Market Hall on High Street, on Fridays from 8am to 1pm. You’ll find a farmers’ market here on the first Saturday of every month.

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Our indoor markets take place in and around St Mary’s Church in the centre of Cleobury Mortimer, just off the High Street, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The markets are held every 3rd Saturday in the month throughout the year.

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Come along to Lydham Friday Market (at Lydham Village Hall) where you can stock up on:  Fruit and veg, flowers, fresh local bread, cakes and pastries, local free range meats, pies, a variety of cheese, pickles, eggs. Browse round our craft, gift and home products stalls including ethnic clothing/insence/cards, knitted clothes, printed goods, designer home furnishings, wild wool gifts, recycled bricketts to burn, pet products, garden implements and plants/shrubs. Then why not enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and bite to eat at our popular cafe! You can also buy electrical goods or arrange repairs !  Open 8am - 2pm.

More SHROPSHIRE Events being added all the time!

SGFT Launch Event at Crow Leasow Farm

Crow Leasow is part of the Downton Hall Estate which extends to 5,000 acres. 

 

Free Event. 

Dates & Times: 20th July   

Location: Downton Hall, Ludlow SY8 3DX

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PRACTICAL PERMACULTURE VOLUNTEER WEEK AT APPLEWOOD PERMACULTURE

This week gives us a chance to share our beautiful home with friends, previous visitors and people interested to see what we do, whilst getting important maintenance jobs done, which we need your help with.

 

Registration details on the Applewood Permaculture website

Free Event. Spaces limited. Join for the whole week or just a couple of days.

Dates & Times: 23rd - 28th July  

Location: Waterloo Farm, 4JG, Orleton Common, Ludlow

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Slow Food Ludlow Kids on the Farm Sessions with Steve The Hungry Guy

These on-farm sessions will be introducing young people and families to local healthy food and how to prepare it. Various locations and dates throughout the food trail.

 

Registration essential via the Slow Food Ludlow Website

Date & times:

Tuesday 23rd July - Haven Hills Farm (Havenhills Farm Brockton, Shifnal TF11 9NR)

Tuesday 30th July - Great Berwick Organics (3HS, Berwick Rd, Shrewsbury)

Tuesday 13th Aug - Muckleton Meats (Smartstone Hollow,  Gravels, Minsterley,  Shrewsbury  SY5 0JD)

Thursday 15th Aug - Applebys Cheese (Hawkstone Abbey Farm, Marchamley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5LN)

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APPLETEME SMALL PLATES EVENT

Join AppleTeme for a celebration of Shropshire Heritage foods for this special small plates event.

 

Date and times: Saturday, July 20th. 

Registration/Tickets: Visit the AppleTeme site

Location: AppleTeme, Old Brewery, in Ludlow (directions here)

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Kids Cooking Workshop at Ludlow Local Produce Market with Steve 'the Hungry Guy' 

Shropshire’s largest farmers market will host Steve 'the Hungry Guy' Kids cooking workshop

 

Date & times: 25th July, 10-2pm - this is a free drop in event.

Location: Castle Square, Ludlow www.localtoludlow.org.uk

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Moonshine and Fuggles RUM TASTING EVENINGS 2024

We invite you to our store on The Square in Ironbridge for an evening of rum tasting. From 7pm to approx 9pm - 4 wonderful rums from around the world and for the final rum you will create a wonderful cocktail. This will be accompanied by tapas style food from Steve Guy aka 'The Hungry Guy' from Shrewsbury. 

The evening is £45 per person and places are limited to 12 per evening.

If you are unable to attend, the money is non refundable although we will look to offer an alternative date where possible. We will also send you a dietary requirement form to complete and return.

Please call the store to book on 01952 433626

Date: Friday 26th July

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HAND-TIED BOUQUET WORKSHOP - NETTIE OF THE GORGE

Come to the floral studio in Ironbridge Gorge and immerse yourself in beautiful Summer blooms! You will learn how to condition and take care of your flowers in order to get the best out of them and go on to use the spiral technique to create your very own beautiful hand tied bouquet using locally grown flowers. (Subject to availability) You will proudly walk away with your own floral creation nestled beautifully into a gift bag. You will enjoy local refreshments, a complimentary glass of fizz and feel relaxed in an informal and friendly space. Please note: Workshops are non-refundable as all materials would be allocated to your booking.  Nettie would love you to join her!

Date: August 3rd

Time 4.30pm-6.30pm (2 places available)

Cost: £65

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Midsummer Dried Meadow Workshop - Nettie of the Gorge

We are situated right on the High Street, by the famous Iron Bridge nestled in the beautiful Gorge, where at the studio shop you will be encouraged to design a beautiful dried flower Meadow using wonderful dancing floral's and grasses, arranged gracefully in a rusted tin box. A statement piece to decorate your mantelpiece, sideboard or windowsill. This arrangement will last a long time as you are using preserved dried flowers and with no maintenance. You will enjoy local refreshments, a complimentary glass of fizz and feel relaxed in an informal and friendly space. Please note: Workshops are non-refundable as all materials would be allocated to your booking.  Nettie would love you to join her! Meadow box measures approx : 35cm x 9cm - For indoor use only.

Available dates: Saturday 20th July 2024.

Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm (6 places available)

Cost: £65

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Join the Shropshire Lad Adam Purnell in one of his famous fire cooking master classes. Learn more about Fire cooking, Kadai Firebowls, the Kamado Joe,  or grillin' veggies. Several dates available. Check the Embers website for details. 

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oswestry food festival

Two days of the regions finest growers and makers, along with lots of street food and entertainment along the streets of the town and meet some of the Shropshire Good Food Trail's team. 

 

Dates: 6th & 7th July

Location: Oswestry Town Centre

Free event

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