Colchester Farmers’ Market

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On the 1st Friday of every month Colchester Farmers’ Market takes place in the iconic Arts Centre on Church Street. Admission is free and there is always a wide variety of high quality local goods and produce on offer, as well as a refreshment stand serving tea and coffee and snacks.

Buyers are welcome between 9:30am-12:30pm. Sellers can set-up from 8:30am. Please see our sellers page for more info.

Colchester Farmers’ Markets are held 9:30am-12:30pm on the first Friday of the month. Please see our Events Calendar for dates.

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How to find us
Colchester Arts Centre is located on Church Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF, just between Balkerne Hill and Head Street. It is accessible to wheelchair users from Head Street. The nearest car parks are St Mary’s and St John’s, both just a few minutes walk away.

Colchester farmers market Map

Buy with confidence

In accordance with our strict rules, you can rest assured that you are always talking directly to the local producer, and can quiz them on their sources, methods, ethics, and general quality of their goods.  Due to the seasonal nature of fresh produce and the fact that everything is locally sourced, the variety on offer will vary from month to month. “Local” in this sense generally means produced within 30 miles of the market, so your food is fresher and more nutritious, its carbon footprint is significantly reduced when compared to that purchased from supermarkets, AND it will be the same price or cheaper!