In 2005 following the Ripley Village Plan Meeting, a committee was formed to begin work on setting up a Farmers' Market. An overwhelming number of people said that they would love to have a local market taking place in the centre of the village, providing another source of fresh and local produce as well as a wonderful monthly community meeting place.
Sally Erhardt's dream of setting up a local produce market reached fruition in June 2005 and on a hot summer's day the market was launched!
Over the years, all of our proceeds, less modest costs, have been ploughed back into our community and the Farmers' Market have supported many important Village causes from mending the Church clock to supporting the expansion of the village school and donating to the rebuilding fund for the village hall to name but a few.
Today, the market is still run by a strong team of volunteers, some of the original crew and a number of hard-working newer recruits.
Founder & Chairperson
Logistics, Market Set Up
Parish Council representative
Committe member and Ripley Bake Off
Marketing & Press
Marketing & Press
On Saturday 11th June 2016 our Ripley Bake Off returns…
Running alongside Ripley Farmers’ Market, the Bake Off is open to all who would like to rise to the occasion!
Enter your cake, bread or half a dozen sweet or savoury bakes into the Bake-Off to be judged by our celebrity judges. Steve Drake, Stu Henshall (Great British Bake off 2015), Mike Wall-Palmer from The Anchor, Clare Pascoe owner of the Bakery, Jilly Thomas local Chef and Julie Grey Owner of London caterers Bovingdons and Nonsuch Mansion.
The search to find Ripley’s Bake-Off 2016 winner is on!
Below are the the download links for the flyer and entry form.
Please note that the while the date on the entry from says 2014, it will be the same form for this years entry.