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Harpenden Farmers' Market


    UPDATE: The October Farmers' Market will take place at the Rothamsted Research Car Park

    Although we aren't yet able to return the Farmers' Market to the Lower High Street, we have secured a location for the October market that is more suitable for winter weather than the Common.  The new venue will be the Main Car Park at the Rothamsted Research Conference Centre. The address is Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ.

    The Town Council is happy to announce that the Harpenden Farmers' Market is returning! We are excited to bring back the market for residents and welcome our traders back to Harpenden.

    There are several important changes & details to be aware of for the return of the market. These changes are being implemented to create a safe environment where people feel confident to come and visit:

    - The market will be moved to the Common opposite the Public Halls in order for social distancing measures to be easily observed

    - The market will operate on a one in, one out queuing system to maintain a safe capacity

    - There will be an easy access queue so that people with accessibility needs will be able to join the front of the queue

    - Once inside the market, there will be a one-way route that attendees must follow

    - All shoppers will need to adhere to social distancing guidelines while in the market

    - For now, hot food traders will not be present at the market but we are able to facilitate all other stallholders

    - In the week leading up to the Farmers’ Market, we’ll announce which stallholders will be in attendance. We will also share a map of where every trader will be located to enable easier shopping for residents.

    **Please note that we may have to close the Farmers' Market entry queue prior to 2pm. This is to ensure that everybody in the queue will have a chance to shop before the market closes at 2pm.**


    Harpenden Farmers' Market takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10.00am to 2.00pm and is run and organised by us at Harpenden Town Council.

    2020 dates:

    • Sunday 25th October -- NEW LOCATION -- Rothamsted Research Car Park
    • Sunday 22nd November* (12noon till 6pm) in line with Christmas Carnival)
    • Sunday 20th December (moved to 3rd due to Christmas period)

    The Farmers' Market accommodates approximately 70 stalls and runs northbound along the Lower High Street from Sainsbury’s Supermarket to Strutt & Parker.

    Each Market finds a huge selection of produce available; for example:

    • Meats, pies, sausages
    • Fish
    • Preserves – pickles, jams and honey
    • Cheeses
    • Vegetables and fruit
    • Flowers and plants
    • Fresh bread, cakes and pastries
    • Eggs
    • Beer, wine and liqueurs 

    Information for Stallholders can be found here.  If you would like an application form or further information, please contact us at

    Herts Year of Culture Logo

    Throughout 2020, Harpenden Town Council and partner organisations will be hosting a Herts Year of Culture event at each of our monthly Farmers' Markets! Read more about the Herts Year of Culture events here


    Last updated about 1 month ago