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Balsall Common Country Market.

Balsall Common’s Best Kept Secret – Balsall Common Country Market

 What are Country Markets?

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Country Markets is a network of around 400 weekly local markets throughout England, Wales and the Channel Islands.  It is a co-operative that was set up 90 years ago to help local producers sell their produce to the public.

The Markets sell a range of home-made baked goods and preserves and home-grown Fruit, vegetables, plants and crafts.  Country Markets has an annual turnover of approximately £10million.  Its success is possibly one of  Britain’s best kept secrets.

Country Markets producers purchase a share in their local Country Market Society at the cost of just 5p and can then choose to produce as much or as little as they like to sell at the weekly market.  At the end of each month each producer receives payment for their sales minus a small commission to cover running costs of the market and insurance.

Balsall Common Country Market - open every Saturday 10.00 – 11.30am.  Free entrance, refreshments available. We sell home made cakes and savouries, jams, marmalade, and chutneys. Free range meat and sausages from a small producer in Baddesley Clinton. Home grown fresh vegetables in season.

Craft section includes hand knitted baby items, ladies ruffle scarves, children’s hats, scarves and gloves, hand made jewellery, as well as craft cards for every occasion.

We also have planted pots and baskets, flower arrangements, individual plants for your garden at very reasonable prices.

 Place your order for Mother’s Day, Easter – visit our market on a Saturday morning to discuss your requirements or email

If you wish to order freshly baked goods for collection on Saturday morning, orders must be received no later that  10.00am Thursday.

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