Britons are due to meet Bretons as French market traders arrive in Victoria Road, Ferndown on Friday 25 July for three days in a splash of French and continental colour, cuisine and joie de vivre.

Ferndown French Market and Friends, organised by international market event operators Savoir Fayre Ltd, is visiting the town for the first time, and will be packed to bursting with authentic, top quality and mouthwatering delicacies, brought to you by experienced and fully accredited French and continental market traders. This market really is a unique and special experience for British shoppers, with all the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of an authentic French market transported to an English town centre.


Be amazed by the variety and quality of the goods on display and the deliciously enticing aromas of the freshly baked French bread, croissants, pain au chocolat, baklava, cakes, sweets and gateaux.

Visitors will also be able to sample from a wide range of tempting savoury goodies including finest French cheeses, condiments and charcuterie, tartiflette, Toulouse and merguez sausage, couscous, paella, prawnies, breton Galette, Spanish paella and Moroccan couscous. It’s like all the best summer holiday foods all in one market place!

And for a treat while shopping, visitors can enjoy a freshly cooked crêpe or waffles hot out of the pan, or a sizzling hog roast sandwich for those who fancy something a bit more savoury.

There’s also something for the fashion-conscious shopper with stylish scarves, belts and hats available at great prices.


Stalls at the market will include:

  • jellies and hand-made fudges;
  • dry fruit and nuts, baklava, nougat & Turkish Delight;
  • olives;
  • bread, pastries and Viennoiserie;
  • crépes, gallettes de sarrazin & gaufres;
  • finest French cheeses;
  • saucissons, chorizo, garlic and dry hams;
  •  hog roast sandwiches;
  • Pashmina scarves, belts and hats;
  • Spanish paella and Moroccan couscous;
  • Italian confectionery;
  • tartiflette-garlic, prawnie-boisson fraiche;

and much more…

You’ll find what sets this market apart from others is the quality and authenticity of the produce and the enthusiasm and genuine Gallic and continental charm of the stallholders. Plus, all attending traders are fully checked and accredited by The Market People (themarketpeople.com) – a handy new system of booking and accreditation for market professionals – and can be easily contacted before or after any purchase.

The market will be based in Victoria Road, Ferndown from Friday 25–Sunday 27 July. Stalls will open for business at 9am and close at 5.30pm.

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