Sussex Food & Drink Awards Lewes Farmers' Market have been nominated in the Best Farmers' Market once again. If you would like to vote for us please visit the website



  • Can Farmers' Markets Improve Access to Fresh Local Produce for Families on Low Incomes? Anne-Marie Bur Common Cause Co-operative, 1999, 9pp. (Free) (Download PDF doc)
  • An Evaluation of Three Farmers' Markets in Lewes Anne-Marie Bur, Topsy Jewell, and Katharine Rayner, Common Cause Co-operative, 1999, 53pp. (Download PDF doc)
  • An Evaluation of Two Village Produce Markets. Rolvenden and Broad Oak Brede. John Russell and Kate Hart Common Cause Co-operative, 2002
    (Download PDF doc)
  • The Friendly Vegetable Book Tina Deubert Common Cause Co-op, 2004 40pp. (OUT OF STOCK) (Download PDF doc)
  • Healthy Eating Initiatives and Food Provision in Primary and Secondary Schools Anita Tull Common Cause Co-op, 2001, 136pp. (OUT OF STOCK)
  • Local Sussex Meat. Where to find it and How to Buy it. Report and Directory. Compiled by Steve Newman for Common Cause Co-operative 2005 (Download Report and Directory)
  • Local Produce Survey, Lewes Area Lucy Alston Common Cause Co-operative, 2005 (Download PDF doc)
  • Reducing Food Miles: Forging Better Links Between Food Producers and Village Shops in Sussex Anne-Marie Bur SRCC, 38pp. (OUT OF STOCK)

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Welcome to Common Cause, a Lewes based, not for profit social enterprise, that promotes the local economy by supporting sustainable farming and facilitates wider access to local foods and direct access to involvment in growing food. You can become a member of Common Cause Co-operative and help support us and your local community by filling in a membership form.
Common Cause was established in 1991 and has initiated or been involved in a wide variety of projects since its beginnings, some of which now continue independently:


Seedy Saturday Lewes

Seedy Saturday 2015 will be held on the 7th February 2015, Lewes Town Hall 10am to 3pm.

Last year's Seedy saturday was another very sucessful event with people bringing and exchanging their saved seeds.  There were talks from Bob Flowerdew and Craig Sams (click names for links to these talks), children's activities with PATINA and Smarter Living Network, willow weaving workshops with Annemarie O'Sullivan, the opportunity for people to join community gardening projects, unusual and usual seeds and plants for sale and one to one gardening advice with Glyndebourne Head Gardener, Kevin Martin.

Delicious  food was provided by Pleasant Stores and Hamsey School PTA.


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Farmers' Market

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Next Markets Saturday December 20th Saturday January 3rd

The market was established in 1997 and has grown to become one of the most vibrant and successful Farmers’ Markets in Sussex

Each month we have nearly 40 producers, offering a wide range of both staple and specialist local produce, plus seasonal guest producers to tie in with the growing year.

The market meets on the first and third Saturday of each month on Cliffe precinct from - 1pm

Ringmer Orchard News

Late Harvest 2014 Sunday 12th October  

Come and join in harvesting the apples and pears 1-3pm Sunday 12th.

LOAP news
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Goes all through the year! 
For more details see our project page
call 07908 063047
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