Vegetables in the field
Topside joints display
Penrhiw Pigs grazing in the paddock

Corona Virus Pandemic Update

The market is currently not operating in its traditional fashion.  There will be an order only collection in the Memorial Hall car Park on April 4th 10 am - 12 noon.There is an online catalogue being developed to assist customers to make orders.  The catalogue of available products is not complete but being added to all the time. 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 problems with the current pandemic is the market is designed to bring customers and producers close together, which is, fundamentaly, a bad idea in the current circumstances. So this new approach is to try and maintain the supply of market products whilst doing our utmost  to avoid spreading the virus.  We hope that we can keep going with this arrangement until such a time there is no longer a threat of infection and we can, once again, 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.
  • We are currently working on an online ordering system instead, where orders
    can be collected at Usk Memorial Hall Car park on the usual Market days
    between 10.00 am and 12 noon.
  • The online catalogue is available to browse for items. Please contact the
    producers directly via the contact details provided for orders and payments.
    Ordering via the website is currently unavailable, but we are working hard to
    get this operating as soon as possible.
  • Collections are for pre-ordered items only.
  • Customers wishing to purchase produce must pre-order and pay prior to
    each collection date. This is currently the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each
    month.
  • Customers can visit the online catalogue to browse
    products.
  • 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 10.00 am and
    12 noon, 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.
  • No cash 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 orders 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.
  • It has been traditional for customers to arrive at the market considerably
    earlier than the advertised time, in order to secure products. As this
    scheme is for pre-ordered products only, please note that collections will
    only be available 10am to 12 noon.
  • If there are any issues with the above, please contact Usk Farmers’
    Market via email - info@fmiw.co.uk.

A list of the Producers Attending 4th April 2020.

Smart's Traditional Gloucester Cheese will not be coming to Usk but Jo will posts orders 

 
Welcome to this website for a Farmers' Market which had its origins as far back as 1998. The market offers many unique features not commonly found in conventional food retailing best summarized in the original objectives.
  • The market to provide for local producers to sell their produce direct to the final customer
  • The market to be in common ownership with revenues sufficient for long term sustainability.
  • the fostering of a greater understanding of the source and nature of the produce at the market
  • to minimize the environmental impact of production and distribution.
  • to support the local economy
  • to provide a  social dimension for farmers often operating in isolated circumstances.
  • to contribute to the well being of the local community.

 

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