Selling Direct To Customers
Many of us miss the hustle and bustle of Faversham’s wonderful markets – they’ve been part of the town’s rich history for over a thousand years and were even mentioned in the Domesday Book!
However, if you’re keen to source your deliveries of food and drink locally and to continue to support the market and its traders, many are taking orders online or via telephone/email and delivering directly.
Here’s a roundup of stallholders currently selling direct to customers. You can check out more details on the Market’s website (details below).
For great, local, free-range meat, check out Stour Valley Game (selling chicken, beef, duck, pheasant, venison, pigeon, wild rabbit and guinea-fowl) and Independent Trotters (who rear and sell their own free-range pork and are renowned for their sausages!).
Simmons Fruit & Veg stall is offering its great selection of vegetables, fruit, juices and jams in a home delivery Veg Box. For bakery goodies, Wild Bread are taking online orders for their sourdough loaves and you needn’t miss out on your weekly naughty treats, as Nice Buns and Jeannette’s are also taking orders for home-baked cakes.
The award-winning Cheesemakers of Canterbury is based outside Faversham and uses traditional techniques to produce an extremely popular range of hard and soft cheeses. They regularly trade at Best of Faversham Market, but you can now order their delicious cheeses direct, for delivery on a Friday.
A couple of market traders can provide ready-made meals delivered direct to your door. Wasted Kitchen by Mighty Fine Things sells meals using locally sourced, surplus produce to make a delicious menu for vegans, veggies and meat eaters. Corinne’s Creative Kitchen’s award-winning range of curries can also be ordered on-line, with vegetarian and meat options.
If you fancy a cup of tea or pint of cider with your dinner, then Kent Cider Company and The Proper Tea Company can help you out!
For those of you spending time in the garden, Richard’s Plants and edibleculture will deliver a range of edible and ornamental plants, along with composts, seeds and other gardening goodies.
Finally, a couple of Best of Faversham traders are selling online and are a great option if you’re looking for a gift and are reluctant to just buy something from the supermarket! Grafts hand make personalised gifts such as engraved silver cutlery and Lampshades By Weirdandgilly create cushions, foot stools and more using attractive prints.
Such a great selection of the Market’s traders have seized the initiative and are now offering their products online. Let’s keep it local and support Faversham’s businesses throughout the Corona lock down.
For full details of how to shop with stallholders selling direct to shoppers, check out the Market’s website: https://favershammarket.org/tag/online-traders/