The market has been operating in Usk for over 21 years and has only missed 4 scheduled dates during the foot and mouth epidemic of 2001. Otherwise, come floods, storms and blizzards, there has been a market on every first and third Saturday of each month. The problem with the current pandemic is the market is designed to bring customers and producers into close contact, which is, fundamentally, a bad idea in the current circumstances. So a new approach has been adopted to maintain the supply of market products to Usk and to support producers whilst doing our utmost to avoid spreading the virus.  We hope that we can keep going with this arrangement until such a time when there is no longer a risk of infection and, once again, we can enjoy our mutual company.

The latest Government Guidelines on closing businesses.

The following procedures are being adopted to reduce risks as far as possible.

  • To protect our customers and our producers, Usk Farmers' Market will not continue in its traditional form until further notice.
  • There will be no direct sales but an online order/pre-payment sytem will operate. 
  • Order collections are for pre-ordered items only.
  • Customers will need to creat4e an account to enable online ordering.
  • Please see the list at the foot of this page where orders can be placed.
  • Orders can be collected at Usk Memorial Hall Car park each Saturday between 9.am am and 10.30 am.
  • Customers wishing to purchase produce must pre-order and pay prior to
    each collection date.  
  • For customers who have existing ways of ordering directly with the
    Producers, there is no reason this should not continue, as long as these
    protocols are observed.
  • Products will be brought to the Memorial Hall Car park on established
    market days (1st and 3rd Saturday of each month), between 09.00 am and
    10.30, where they will remain stored in the stallholders vehicle until 
    collected.
  • Customers wishing to purchase produce must pre-order and pay prior to
    the collection.
  • A  list of producers taking orders for collection at Usk or other means such as posting and delivery can be seen at the foot of this page
  • No cash or card payments will be accepted at this collection under any
    circumstances.
  • Customers and Producers must keep two-metres apart throughout the
    collection.
  • We recommend the following action on arrival at the Memorial Hall Car
    park:
    • Producers vehicles will be spaced out around the perimeter of the car park. 
    • There will be a clockwise flow of traffic with each customer displaying a clear sign of who they are so that producers can identify the relevant order.
    • Customers are advised to open their boots on arrival in order for the producer to place the
      products directly into the car.
    • There will be pedestrian  customers. Great care must be taken for their safety with a slow and patient clockwise progression around the car park.
    • The exchange with walking customers must be conducted so that a 2m clearance is maintained throughout.
    •  Long queues of traffic in the access roads must be avoided and should the car park become congested please go around again, or wait  at a convenient place close by.  Since it is only ordered there is no need to rush and the hope is that things will proceed in an orderly fashion with plenty of time available.
    • Please close your boot before leaving the car park.
    • Eah producer will provide a table where orders can be placed after the customer has identified themselves. The 2m clearance must be observed throughout e procedure.
  • If there are any issues with the above, please contact Usk Farmers’
    Market via email - info@fmiw.co.uk.

Orders placed on the web site are forwarded to individual stallholders who will arrange payment and either bring to Usk or alternatives.