Country Markets Ltd is a national cooperative with markets held all over the country, but did you know there is one in Ross-on-Wye?

Local people join a market and grow, make or bake produce at home which they then sell at their local Country Market. Produce ranges from baked goods such as savouries, cakes, traybakes and cookies through freshly harvested vegetables and fruit, fresh eggs, local honey, jams and chutneys of varieties you wouldn’t find in a supermarket, to an abundance of vegetable plants and herbaceous perennial plants of unusual varieties.

Ross market has been operating since 1947 and we wanted to stay open during the lockdown if it was at all possible, especially as we are a food outlet and many of our customers are of the older generation. We felt we had to make changes and, like so many other businesses, we thought about how we could continue to support our customers in a safe environment. We hastily put together an order form, created an email account and set up a collection and delivery system. Our customers have been so appreciative that we stayed open and we equally have been glad of their support. We are also very grateful to The Venue for allowing us to use their car park every Saturday morning to collate orders and allow customers to collect their goods.

.Although it will be a few weeks until we are operating fully, if you are interested in what we have to offer, either pop along to The Venue in Hill Street (behind Barclays Bank) on a Saturday between 9.00-11.00am, or email for an order form: click here to contact

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to a new experience

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