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.