Fruit & Vegetables

All the produce sold on this stall is grown locally and supplied by local people. If you are concerned about "food miles" not only has it been produced in Kent but mostly within a 5 mile radius of the Market. This means that we have a very low carbon footprint.

Our fruit and vegetable producers grow their produce for their own consumption many in their back gardens so they are careful about what they put on, if anything on their crops. The produce is picked the day before sometimes even in the evening before the Market if the weather is very hot to ensure maximum freshness.

Our main vegetable grower lives in Ash. This is supplemented by various smaller growers living in the Fawkham/Hartley area.

The main fruit supplier is Broomfield Farm from Meopham. More information can be found about this supplier at meophamfruit.co.uk. Again this is supplemented by smaller local producers, mainly from back gardens.

The Mushrooms come from Kentdowm Mushrooms situated in Fawkham, less than a mile away from the hall. More information about these can be obtained from kentdownmushrooms.co.uk.

A guide to what is normally available each month is below. This does vary depending on the seasons and the growers supplying at the time:

- January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August -
- September - October - November - December -

January

  • Leeks
  • Kale
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Carrots
  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pears varieties Comice and Conference
  • Dessert Apples varieties Cox, Crown Gold, Falstaff, Kent and Laxton Superb
  • Cooking Apples variety Crispin
  • Mushrooms

February

  • Leeks
  • Beetroot
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pears varieties Comice and Conference
  • Apples - Dessert varieties Kent, Falstaff, Red Pippin and Cox
  • Apples - Cooking variety Crispin
  • Mushrooms

March

  • Spring Greens
  • Carrots
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Rhubarb
  • Potatoes
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Curly Kale
  • Parsley
  • Mushrooms

April

  • Spring Greens
  • Leeks
  • Rhubarb
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Mushrooms

May

  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Rhubarb
  • Beetroot
  • Spring Cabbage
  • Mushrooms

June

  • Carrots
  • Beetroot
  • Broad Beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Raspberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Sunberries
  • Tayberries
  • Mushrooms

July

  • Carrots
  • Spring Onions
  • Courgettes
  • Marrows
  • French Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Broad Beans
  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Rhubarb
  • Raspberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Strawberries
  • Plums
  • Tayberries
  • Sunberries
  • Loganberries
  • Mushrooms

August

  • Runner Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Spring Onions
  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Marrows
  • Courgettes
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Rhubarb
  • Plums
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Apples variety Discovery
  • Mushrooms

September

  • Runner Beans
  • A range of Tomatoes
  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Marrows
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Mushrooms

October

  • Runner Beans
  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Cooking Apples
  • Pears
  • Mushrooms

November

  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Kale
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Eating Apples varieties Falstaff, Laxton Superb, Ellisons Orange, Cox, Crown Gold and Red Pippin
  • Cooking Apples variety Bramley
  • Pears variety Conference
  • Mushrooms

December

  • Kale
  • Spring Green
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Leeks
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Beetroot (Cooked and Uncooked)
  • Eating Apples varieties Cox, Laxton Superb, Red Pippin, Crown Gold and Falstaff
  • Cooking Apples variety Bramley
  • Pears varieties Comice and Conference
  • Mushrooms

All fruit and vegetables subject to availability.

The Vegetable Stall
The Vegetable Stall
Typical Produce
Typical Produce
Vegetable Customers
Vegetable Customers
Carrots & Leeks
Carrots & Leeks
Parsnips & Greens
Parsnips & Greens
Meopham Apples (20p)
Meopham Apples (20p)
Meopham Pears (20p)
Meopham Pears (20p)
Runner Beans
Runner Beans
Meopham Apples (20p)
Meopham Apples (20p)
Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables
Rhubarb
Rhubarb
Kentdown Mushrooms
Kentdown Mushrooms
Pumpkins in Autumn
Pumpkins in Autumn
The Vegetable Stall
The Vegetable Stall
Summer Veg
Summer Veg
More Summer Veg
More Summer Veg
Apples (20p)
Apples (20p)
Runner Beans
Runner Beans
Plums & Raspberries
Plums & Raspberries
Early Summer Veg
Early Summer Veg
The Vegetable Stall
The Vegetable Stall