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Run by Neil and Michaela Allam, who create their Norbury Blue and Dirty Vicar cheese just down the road at Silent Pool, Ockley Farmers’ Market is run by producers for producers and, of course, lovers of great local food and drink.

With stallholders mainly sourced from farms around the surrounding countryside, it’s often a case of food metres rather than food miles at Ockley Farmers’ Market.

Found next door to the award-winning Village Greens Farm Shop, Ockley Farmers’ Market takes place at Ockley Nursery, undercover in a polytunnel-like greenhouse. A fitting location, seeing as the market and neighbouring farm shop are doing so much to help small Surrey producers grow.

First started in 2017, Ockley was always a bid to create an authentic farmers’ market that was true to its name - one which fully focussed on local farmers and producers, rather than bussing in regional market stall suppliers.

To that end, visit the beautiful village of Ockley on the first Sunday of each month, 10am to 2pm, and you’ll find local meat, cheese, bread, pies, charcuterie, poultry, honey, eggs, coffee, beer, flowers and more, much of which is produced only a sausage roll throw away from the market itself.

Neil and Michaela Allam of Norbury Blue and Lewis
Produce from Ockley Farmers' Market, Surrey

Regular producers include the likes of Etherley Farm (free range chicken, duck, eggs and lamb), Jam Packed Preserves (homemade jams and condiments), Coles Lane Piehouse (proper pies, sausage rolls, pasties etc), Aldhurst Farm (pasteurised raw milk and more) and, of course, Norbury Blue, but there are many more.

You’ll also usually find cold beer on tap and Ockley Pop-Up Pizzas, which help to make it the perfect start to a lazy Sunday before heading home with a bag of fresh produce.

For an authentic taste of rural Surrey food and drink without all the bells, whistles and distractions, Ockley Farmers’ Market is hard to beat as a foodie destination and well worth an adventure off the beaten track between Dorking and Horsham.

There are also some fantastic pubs and attractions, such as Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden and Leith Hill, in the local area should you decide to make a day of it.

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Local Food Surrey says

Norbury Blue has been making Surrey’s best known cheese since 2001, and the chances are that if you’ve eaten at a Surrey pub or restaurant that has a focus on local produce you’ll have tried their Norbury Blue or Dirty Vicar cheese at some point. If you haven’t, then Ockley Farmers’ Market is the perfect opportunity to taste it in its natural environment accompanied by a host of other small batch products produced by Surrey farmers and producers.

Ockley is a lovely little village and, while the award-winning Village Greens Farm Shop is tucked away, it's well worth making an effort to visit if you enjoy peaceful countryside and food and drink with local provenance.