Maybe you have recently retired, or looking to earn some money
that fits in with a busy family life. Perhaps you have an excess of produce from
your allotment or garden, or a craft worker looking for a new outlet, whatever
your reasons have you thought about joining Ampthill Country Market? Anyone over the age of 16 can join.
We can attend other events, not just the Thursday market,
and join with other Country Markets for events.
Why not join us?|
Ampthill Country Market is always keen to welcome new members,
so if you are someone that can:
How is it run?
Cook - such as cakes, pies, preserves, chutneys, savouries
Raise plants - from bedding plants to shrubs
Grow fuit or vegetables - seasonal from your garden or allotment
Crafts - hand make items like knitting, embroidery,
watercolours, as long as they are hand
crafted and quality finished, they will be considered
- Or if you just want to come along and help for a couple of hours, to see what we do that would be great too
The market is run
as a co-operative, here are a few of the main points on how it is run:
there are no minimum quantities
you do not have to contribute every week
a commission is taken on sales, presently 10%, which covers the cost of
the stall and insurance etc
you will be paid once a month for
your sales less the commission
advice on pricing is available
packaging is available to buy
advice on Food Hygiene certification is available for cooks, as well as
advice on how to package and produce labels on computer if required
advice on recipes
there is a rota to 'man' the stall and you would normally have one 2 hour shift
a month, but the members are flexible and if you cannot help then arrangements
can be made
bear in mind the stall is outdoors and whatever products you wish to sell will
need to be displayed on a potentially windy and wet market stall!
Anyone over 16 can be a member and it costs 5p to join.
So pop along to the market and have a chat with one of our friendly members, or
use the Contact Us form on this website to send us an email.