Bishops Waltham Country Market is part of the Country Markets network of over 450 local markets in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Country Markets Ltd is a nationwide friendly co- operative enterprise, previously known as WI Markets. It is a non profit-making organisation – after expenses, all proceeds are returned to the producers. It provides a retail outlet for Market members to sell their high quality, home-made produce. Each Market is individually managed at local level by a committee elected by the members and is overseen by the county Market (in our case, Hampshire Country Market). The county Market is run by a committee formed from members of the local Market Management Representatives, and all Markets have to comply with legal requirements and the stringent high standards set by Head Office. All cooks must have an up-to-date Food Hygiene Certificate. Each Market is individual, in both the variety of produce on offer and the specialities of the Producers in that area.
Markets take place on Fridays from 10am-12noon at the Jubilee Hall in Bishop’s Waltham.