About us!

"We're a fabulously passionate bunch of local growers, bakers and crafts people who bring our hand-made, home-made and home-grown produce, gifts and plants to sell at St John's Hall in Penzance every Thursday from 8.30 to 12.30. Come along! And if you have something to sell ...join us!!"
The Country Market Stall Holders

Where we are

Easy walk, minutes from the centre, but right next to Penalverne car park if you need. Refreshments, a seat and friendly chat available every week!

What we sell

We work as a co-operative; as there are usually several producers for most items , the customer has a widest choice.

Some producers have full organic status and this is marked. Other producers follow the principles of no spraying and use of greenest possible growing. Just sunshine and rain!

All baked food is freshly made the day before and customers can freeze if they wish. That's if they don't scoff it on the way home....!

Preserves include some traditional country recipes as well as more common marmalades and jams. Have a browse!

Oh...and you CAN order ahead! Just have a chat to one of us when you pop in. That way you have a better chance of getting your fave produce ...

Want to join us?

And  - if you have produce or goods to well - we want to hear from you! The market welcomes new producers who must join the county industrial and mutual society at a cost of 5p - just five pence. This enables you to sell at the market, paying 12.5 % on every item sold to cover rent and overheads. Producers help to set up and dismantle the market every week.

As a co-operative market, there are often several producers, offering customers a greater choice than is often found.

So come along and discuss what you would like to sell: friendly help and advice AND no great outlay.

We look forward to meeting you!

Our History...

Country Markets have HISTORY…..100 years old in 2019. Originally Women’s Institute Markets [kept the nation in jam during the 2nd World War] but in the 1990s had to split from the WI because of new charity laws.

Same strict standards of hygiene, value for money, local links established over the years, are still upheld in 300 markets nationwide. Producers are kept up-to –date with food hygiene regulations, once they have acquired the relevant certificates. Markets move with the times . See the national web site www.countrymarkets .co.uk , www.penzancecountrymarket.co.uk and penzancecountrymarket on Facebook.

Penzance country market began in 1960 and expects to continue for at least the next 50 years !