Lancing Sustainable Market

The Great Little Farmers Marketing is coming to Lancing!

Lancing Sustainable Market started in March 2022 and runs on a monthly basis.  As with Worthing’s new sustainable market, all the traders are local, small businesses producing sustainable goods for example:  Tideline Trash and Treasures, a local Lancing girl making amazing artworks out of litter from the beach and Beachside Bakehouse a local small home based baker looking to expand in an ethical way.

Artisan sliced chocolate cakes.
Photo: Facebook / The Great Little Farmers Market

Local Community groups especially ethically minded and providing a service to others are warmly welcomed to attend, to help bring Lancing into the limelight. 

The Sustainable Market will be held in the car park of Lancing’s old Police Station now renamed FABRIC.  The transformation of the police station is a joint venture by the Council and Jon Trigg.  The man behind FreedomWorks.  Freedom Works have created amazing coworking offices across Sussex and recently into Hampshire. 

Click on the link below to learn more about Freedom Works.

To read more about Fabric CLICK THIS LINK

At the side and rear of Fabric there’s a big car park and a patch of  formerly derelict wasteland, now being worked on and transformed by the team behind Keep Lancing Lovely and supported by Men in Sheds both great Lancing community groups. 

We have the use of the car park once a month for our community market.

Freedom Works Fabric Lancing Car park
Freedom Works Fabric, Lancing car park space / Photo: Martin Bloomfield / Seaside Creative Ltd

I appreciate there is already a street market in Lancing once a quarter run by the Council.  We don’t want to compete with this in any way but compliment it and help it grow, by increasing the footfall into the Village centre and making people aware of what is available there now.

THE GREAT LITTLE FARMERS MARKET  first started in Goring about seven years ago by Goring Road Shops to help bring footfall to those shops. Goring market is now an established monthly market making the parade of shops (nr Toby Carvery)  a vibrant place on the first Saturday of the month.

Over time the shop owners changed and the new business people didn’t have the time to run the market, so that’s where I (Sharon Leppard) stepped in and took over the organisation and formed a Community Interest Company (CIC).

This really means we give some of the profits (when we make any) back to the community involved in the market area. 

So now we have Findon Valley Market, Goring Market, soon to be Angmering Market  and the Worthing Sustainable Market.  I recently started this with an ethos of local, small, eco-minded traders producing little waste, reusing materials and introducing community groups involved in the local area.   So next was Lancing!

Want to attend as a trader?

The pitch fee is just £10 to cover costs, (community groups are free) but also to encourage small startups to trade  and test their products, a gazebo space can be provided or a pitch for your own.

There are certain criteria for a pitch:

  1. You must have your own Public Liability Insurance for a market trader.  
  2. If you are a food producer you need a score on the door of 4 or above and a recent inspection from the council, you must also have an ingredient list to hand for any allergy information that may be needed. 
  3. No competition between traders so not more than one cake maker or candle maker etc 
  4. A fold up table, we cannot provide those!
  5. You must be ethically minded and use very little plastic, or compostable if you do and not much waste! 

 For more information, in the first instance  contact Sharon on social media @thegreatlittlefarmersmarket  or email 

I look forward to seeing you all at Lancing’s Sustainable Market! 

Sharon Leppard 


The Great Little Farmers Market CIC

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