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Meet the Producers

Apple stall at the farmers' market

Find out more about regular stallholders from the Farnham Farmers' Market.

Big Ginger Sauce Co.

The Big Ginger Sauce Company is a solo operation run by Pete who is also known as ‘Big Ginger’.

Pete is based in Pirbright where he produces small batch, hand crafted, artisan hot sauce and chilli products.

This venture was born from what Pete describes as ‘an obsession with chilli, spice and bold, exciting flavours!’ He says he was ‘drawn to spicy food from a young age, and fascinated by the transformational effect that spice and heat can have on any meal’. Pete loves experimenting with flavour and tinkering with fresh ingredients and spice blends to create subtly different flavours in perfect balance!

You can buy Big Ginger Sauce online at, through selected local retailers, farm shops and farmers’ markets.

Hell’s Bakery

Helen White from Hell’s Bakery has always enjoyed baking. She has fond memories of baking with her Mum, and says her Dad makes the best Viennese Whirls! When Helen was made redundant from her ‘proper’ job, it’s no surprise that what started as her holiday fund hobby should become a full-time job.

Hell’s Bakery make delicious cakes and baked goodies that Helen hopes you won’t find anywhere else or bake yourself! The products are 100% homemade and the menus change weekly so there is always a new treat to try.

Helen says she has a fantastic and loyal customer base in Farnham and describes how farmers’ market shoppers like to support local businesses and value being able to speak to the person who has created, reared, farmed or baked the very product you will be purchasing.

The Hampshire Shepherd

The Hampshire Shepherd Limited is a small first- generation family run sheep farming enterprise which has been based in Crondall for over 30 years.

Iain, Katie, Joshua and William McFarlane specialise in producing the finest traditional lamb, grass-fed and slow grown to allow for the best possible flavour. The McFarlanes describe their homebred lambs as being ‘of the highest welfare’.

The Hampshire Shepherd sell directly to the public through local farmers’ markets and via their online shop at

Ringden Farm

Twenty-five years ago, a fruit farm in East Sussex was battered by a violent hailstorm. Farmers Chris and Lesley Dench were left with hardly any saleable fruit so in an attempt to make the best of a bad situation, they decided to ask a local vineyard to make a batch of apple juice from the fruit they had managed to salvage.

The juice sold better than expected and so this marked the beginning for Ringden Farm apple juice.

Ringden Farm now sells over 20 award-winning single variety apple juices. They also offer several different apple juice blends such as thirst-quenching apple and rhubarb or the refreshing sweet and sour apple and plum.

Ringden Farm juice is 100 per cent natural: it has no added sugar, water, colourings or preservatives. Traditional pressing methods and slow pasteurisation preserve the flavour of the apples.

For a drink that tastes good all year round, visit Ringden Farm at the Farnham Farmers’ Market.

Collaroy Farm Eggs

Collaroy Farm sell extremely fresh, free range eggs.

They attend every Farnham Farmers’ Market and can also be visited at the markets in Guildford, Milford (Secretts), Horsham, Epsom and Wallington.

Mrs B’s Bees

Mrs B’s Bees is a small family business. They currently run 200 hives throughout Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. Only honey which is surplus to the bees’ requirements is harvested. All honey is harvested individually from each apiary and labelled with the location enabling customers to buy a honey that really is local to them.

Sites are chosen based on their unique benefit for the bees. Each have something special for them to work. Each season they also take around 35 – 40 hives to the New Forest where they harvest a crop of heather honey for which they have won National Honey Show awards.

All the wax products are made from their own beeswax and are made by themselves on a small scale, each with an individual natural aroma of honey.

Mrs B’s Bees  has a variety of honey, beeswax candles, furniture polish, beeswax wraps and beeswax sandwich satchels available to purchase at the market or online.

Mud Foods

Mud Foods sell gourmet pies, pasties, sausage rolls and quiches (that’s square quiches!). They pride themselves on sourcing outstanding quality ingredients from the Sussex Downs and describe their secret recipe for shortcrust pasty as ‘legendary’.

Mud Foods attend the Farnham Farmers’ Market every month. They also attend Guildford, Milford, Chichester, Petworth, Alton, Fleet, Winchester, Romsey, Emsworth, Ringwood, Shoreham, Southsea, Petersfield, Andover, Fareham and Kew.

Visit Mud Foods’ website for more information.

Nut Knowle Farm

Nut Knowle Farm sell goats cheese at Farnham Farmers’ Market and attend every month. Their cheeses are hand-made speciality ‘Artisan Cheeses’ from a small Sussex Dairy. Shoppers may taste each variety at the market.

Nut Knowle Farm also attends other markets in London, Surrey and Sussex.

See their recipe of the month.

Simon’s Pies and Catering

Simon’s Pies and Catering sell pies, pork pies, scotch eggs and quiches. The pies are all hand-made at home using locally sourced meat, which Simon believes makes the pies unique to the markets he attends.

Simon attends the Farnham Farmers’ Market every month. He also attends farmers’ markets at Walton-upon-Thames, Halsemere, Salisbury Farmers’ and Artisans’ market, Chippenham Farmers’ Market, Canterbury, Grayshott, Milford and Cobham.

Find out more about Simon’s Pies and Catering.

V J Game and Sussex Smokers

V J Game and Sussex Smokers sell smoked meats, fish, poultry, varieties of wild boar or venison sausages.

The produce is traditionally smoked over oak wood. The game sausages are handmade using fine local ingredients and local wild boar and venison.

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