The Hoghton Tower Farmers’ Market reopens on 19th July 2020
We are opening the gates to the Merchant of Hoghton Farmers’ Market on the 19th July 2020 again with important changes to ensure safety.
If you live near the Tower, think of us as your alternative open-air supermarket, with a range of fresh local produce and other goods. A list of all the traders who will be joining us this month are listed below.
You will be supporting many small enterprises as well as the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust.
The market is a different experience to the one we have all grown to love since it was first established in 2000. We continue to work hard to plan it with everyone’s safety in mind. We will need your help to make sure it continues to work throughout these very challenging times.
An updated user’s guide to shopping at the Hoghton Tower’s Farmers Market in light of Covid-19
We ask that you adhere to these simple guidelines, designed to ensure that this remains a safe place to shop and work. We are all in this together, and we each have a vital role to play.
Here’s a quick guide of our key terms and conditions: you will be agreeing to these terms by booking your ticket online
- Online booking of a slot to visit the market is mandatory. This is the only way we can ensure that we do not have too many large crowds at any one time. Please do not walk up and expect to get in. Tickets will be checked by the additional security staff on site. Book a slot here
- Slots are available at the following times with a small interval between each slot to enable traders to prepare for the next slot and ensure all customers have left from the previous slot:
- 10:00am- 11:00am
- 11:15am- 12:15am
- 12:30am- 1:30pm
- 1:45pm- 2:45pm
- Please note that the opening up of the economy following the COVID-19 outbreak is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. Organisations such as Hoghton Tower are required under the guidance set out on the 24th June 2020, to assist this service by keeping a temporary record of all customers and visitors for 21 days. Your booking data will be kept securely and only shared with NHS Test and Trace if requested by them.
- Traders may have been positioned differently to meet social distancing guidelines.
- There will be a limited range of street food and coffee will be available for takeaway with consumption strictly off site or in your vehicles.
- You may be asked to queue to enter the Market or at each stall so please be patient and keep your distance from eachother. If a stall gets too busy, you may be asked to come back when it’s less crowded.
- You will be actively asked to stand two metres apart from each other. Guides are being marked on the ground to help you do so and we are establishing a one way system with one entrance and a separate exit to help a flow moving around the market more quickly and easily. Within the market you will be able to move more freely but please keep your distance.
- Be prepared to come, shop and leave within your allocated time slot. Service will be friendly but fast. Our traders usually love a chat, and they will again in the future, but for now speed and safety are of the essence. If you want, traders are all happy to take an order from you before the market to give you a more efficient pick-up.
- Please bring plenty of change or pay by contactless card if traders have the facility.
- Please don’t come in groups any larger than strictly necessary for you to buy the essentials you need. The fewer people here, the safer everyone will be.
- You are responsible for any young children or dogs (which must be on leads) in your group. Please consider whether it is safe to bring them and whether you can maintain the necessary social distancing requirements if you do.
- Please don’t linger to eat anything you buy here, no matter how nice a day it is. Enjoy it at home instead. Strictly no picnics allowed anywhere on site.
- Please be aware that there will be no toilets or waste disposal on site. The toilets are reserved for traders who will be here for a long time. Please do not litter and take all your rubbish away with you.
- Please try not to pick up and put down items of produce while you are shopping.
- Most importantly, ensure that you wash any uncovered purchases when you get home, and—of course—wash your hands thoroughly before and during food preparation.
- Keep your distance, but be kind and don’t be afraid to share a nod and a smile. We reserve the right to politely ask you to leave the market if you do not follow the rules. This is for everyone’s safety. It will be a new experience for all of us so let’s work together to make it work.
Our small, independent traders can provide you with the essentials you need to get you through these tough times. They in turn will be hugely appreciative of your support. See our traders this month listed below.
|Wareings of Tarleton||Vegetables|
|Old Soul Bakery||Cakes|
|Tricky Dickies Sticky Toffee Puddings||Sticky Toffee Puddings|
|RS Ireland Black Pudding||Black Puddings|
|Hannah’s Country Kitchen||Chutney|
|Hens on the Hill||Eggs|
|Roots to Go||Vegan Food|
|J& R Holt||Meat|
|Exchange Coffee||Coffee to Go|
|Rob Jackson||Soups and Ice creams|
|Working For Wildlife||Charity|
|Flowers and Moon||Flowers|
|Candle Cat||Soy candles|
|EcoArt||Willow products and gifts|
|Heights Farm||Pet Food|
|Dionne Bears||Teddy Bears|