Welcome to Thames Ditton Farmers’ Market, a not to be missed event staged on the fourth Saturday of every month within the amenity space of the George & Dragon pub in the High Street. Here you’ll find over 20 high quality stalls selling home grown produce as well as locally sourced meat, fish, dairy products, bread, cakes, sauces, preserves, artisan products and lots, lots more.
Launched in October 2015 by a group of food and fun loving locals, and run entirely by volunteers, Thames Ditton Farmers’ Market is a community hub in the true sense of the word. THE place for family and friends to meet up and socialise, here you are positively encouraged to stay as long as you like, relax and enjoy an extra coffee, dine al fresco or simply chat with friends.
Here you can shop fantastic food and drink stalls, browse and buy amazing local arts and crafts and be entertained by a wide range of performers from soloists and choirs to jazz musicians and rock and roll bands on a dedicated stage. There are loads of activities for children too, including a monthly treasure hunt, games, face painting and arts and crafts in the dedicated kids area.
Supporting our High Street and the wider community helps our Farmers’ Market stand out. Each month we feature a local group, centre or charity, promoting their work on our community stall. We also have a dedicated High Street retailers’ stall which promotes our fantastic independent shops and businesses. Why not take a stroll down the rest of our High Street after your visit to the Thames Ditton Farmers’ Market? See just why Thames Ditton has the highest number of award winning independent shops and businesses in the whole of Elmbridge!
Boarstall Meats produces pork chops, lamb fillet, rolled sirloin joints, chicken fillets and sweet cured gammon from their farm in Buckinghamshire. Grass-fed all year round, completely free range to ensure the finest quality meat, their beef herd is award winning. Look out for Borstal’s Himalayan salt aged beef, it is unique by the way they dry age the beef in their own Himalayan salt chamber giving a whole new eating experience for a naturally sustainable product.
Batch Farm has been making Cheddar Cheese for the past 50 years using milk from their own Friesian dairy herd. They supply traditional farmhouse cheddar cheeses, stilton, brie and butter.
The Celtic Bakers are bakers of organic breads and cakes from Northwest London who provide a variety of sourdoughs, from young, creamy and sweet loaves to the more mature sourdoughs, which have a real kick to the flavour. They also supply a large range of pastries and cakes.
Foccacia Gogo is a street food stall, selling homemade specialty Italian flatbreads (focaccia) with a variety of toppings. Coffees, teas, hot chocolates also available.
Flavours of Sicily is run by Dani and Janet who have and olive grove and vineyard in East Sicily and a restaurant in Twickenham. They provide a variety of fresh seasonal produce ranging from fresh Sicilian lemons, Tarocca oranges, sun dried tomatoes, green and black olives, organic wild dried herbs, Sicilian almonds and almond biscuits, plus Sicilian Orange Blossom Honey, which is unique to the UK.
The Giggly Pig Company are Essex Based and sell up to 25 flavours of sausages, dry cured back bacon, award wining faggots and cuts of pork and joints. Their pigs are outdoor free-range saddleback pigs. They also provide hot food on the day, sausages, burgers and bacon rolls.
Jocelyn, from Jolie Patisserie, specialises in homemade and hand piped French-style Macarons, crafted locally in Carshalton. Where possible all ingredients are locally sourced, they made with ground almonds they are naturally gluten-free. Jolie Patisserie was born from Jocelyn’s love of baking and French cuisine and delicious flavours can include – Lemon, Milk Chocolate, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Chocolate Ganache, Strawberries and Cream.
With fruit sourced from local farms and gardens, then produced locally, Koula’s Kitchen, run by Koula Styliss, offers a choice of jams, marmalades and preserves.
Laura and Morgan of Laugan’s Cakes are based in Surbiton and provide Cakies, an intersection of cookie and cake in a variety of mouth watering flavours.
The Tomato Stall’s speciality tomatoes are all grown in the Arreton Valley on the Isle of Wight. It has some of the highest levels of sunlight anywhere in the UK and a milder maritime climate. Paul Thomas and the team grow a large variety of different tomatoes: a mixture of organic and conventional, traditional heirlooms and super-sweet mini varieties, and bring them directly from the glasshouses to the Farmers’ Market, often arriving with fruit that was picked just the day before. Tomatoes are allowed to fully ripen on the vine, allowing the natural sugars to develop and maximising flavour.
Their Isle of Wight nursery operates a completely biodegradable growing system, composting all waste including the coconut husk the plants are grown and the string used to train them. The compost is then used to enrich the soil of the organic crops the following year. The Tomato Stall aims to have as much organic produce as possible at the various locations every week, sometimes as much as 60%.
As well as fresh tomatoes there is a wide range of 100% natural and absolutely-additive-and-preservative-free tomato products made using the sweetest and tastiest Isle of Wight tomatoes. The range includes pure tomato juice, passata, semi dried oak roasted tomatoes, condiments and even the world’s first pressed tomato cordial