The weekly Thursday market is continuing in Montgomery, situated outside, in front of and near the Town Hall whilst this is closed. Most of the usual food and drink suppliers are attending, to enable people to purchase quality local produce whilst maintaining their safe distances, or to collect pre-ordered supplies. For details of the traders and stalls, follow the Montgomery Wales page on Facebook
Montgomery Town Market is open every Thursday from 9am to around 3pm. On the first Thursday of the month, it runs over both floors with a community café, with regular stalls on the lower floor through the rest of the month. Over the summers months you are likely to see stalls out on Broad Street.
Disabled access is available to the upper floor and toilets are located on the ground floor at the rear of the hall. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Regulars each week are usually: Simon the Fishmonger, Offa's Veg, Amanda's Bakery, and Wild Welsh Wool. We also have bi-weekly traders such as Muckleton Meats and stone carver Malcolm Mellen. Details of these and other occasional traders are updated on our Montgomery Wales Facebook page, so check there for the latest news on all things Montgomery Market.
We are working towards creating a vibrant environment, supporting local enterprises and providing a better market experience for everyone. There are many reasons to shop at the town market including: fresher produce, less packaging, traceability, supporting the local economy, personal service and the ability to choose what and how much you need.
Offa’s Veg are a small family farm located in Mid Wales just outside the beautiful former county town of Montgomery, producing home grown seasonal fresh vegetables. Dave and his wife Ingrad started their veg stall in Montgomery 41 years ago and today Dave, Irene and his four daughters run the stall every Thursday and Saturday from Montgomery Town Hall. They also offer a selection of fruit and vegetables from other producers.
Simon The Singing Fishmonger Simon Phillips has been a regular fixture in the Thursday market for 36 years, having taken on the running of the family fish stall from his father. He supplies a good variety of high-quality fresh fish and shellfish and will happily fillet your purchase. He also stocks whole chickens, open barn raised in Whitchurch.
Amanda’s Bakery is run by wife and husband team Amanda and Julian Simpson-Atkins who are based in the Clun Valley. Concentrating on ‘slow’ bread such as sourdough, they produce a variety of tasty and wholesome loaves as well as a selection of savoury snacks, sweet rolls and cakes. They also have a selection of home-made jams and preserves made using local and heritage ingredients such as whinberry and quince. Their bakery range includes gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, and their cakes have a lower sugar content than shop-bought alternatives.
Wild Welsh Wool is run by Sharon Smith from Glyn Canol Old Farm, a small rare and native breed farm just 9 miles from Montgomery. Wild Welsh Wool sells handmade wool products including unique rugs, cushions and hand-spun balls of wool; pasture-fed meat reared on the stunning Welsh hills is also available to order and can be delivered to the market and locally.
Muckleton Meats are based in the Shropshire Hills and produce premium bacon, pork sausages, meatballs and burgers on the farm to a special recipe, using high-quality, coarse-cut British pork from their own and, occasionally, other selected farms. You will taste the difference in their high-quality, meaty, full-of-flavour products, made from pork reared using responsible farming methods and with high animal welfare standards. So when you buy Muckleton products it means you're playing a part too.
Malcolm Mellen has been carving and engraving stones for about 12 years. He takes commissions for house signs, memorial stones and personalised gifts, as well as producing variety of art pieces. Most of the natural slate is sourced from quarries in Snowdonia and he also uses recycled slate and other local stone or wood if appropriate. With a workshop in Presteigne, Malcolm can also be seen working on pieces at the market.