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Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, BH10 7LH.

Every Thursday, 9.45 until 12 noon

We offer a wide range of baked goods, including sponge cakes, cookies, fruit cakes, savouries and all manner of delectable things to eat.  There is a small selection of cakes baked with ‘no gluten containing ingredients’.  Birthday, wedding and other celebration cakes may be ordered.

We have a wide range of jams, chutneys and marmalades, as well as local honey.  Locally produced eggs and meat are usually on sale as are vegetables (in season).

Also plants, some unusual, but all raised with love and attention.

On the craft front, we have a wide range of greeting cards, knitwear, jewellery & other items at very reasonable prices suitable as gifts.  Most items may be ordered.

There is free parking at the Community Centre and in conjunction with the Market, we run a coffee bar where some of the cakes on sale may be sampled with a cup of tea or coffee for just £1.20.

In an effort to raise our profile and attract both new customers & producers we attend local events, which will be posted here once known.

We shall be at the Verwood Rotary Rustic Fayre on August 28th,  Bank Holiday Monday, from 12 – 6 p.m. at Potterne Park, Verwood, Dorset.

We look forward to meeting you, either at Kinson Community Centre on a Thursday morning, or out in the community.

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Kinson & District Country Market (formerly WI Market) was opened in 1981 following publicity in the national press.  Edna Savigar was our founder Chairman and became involved with a view to selling pottery.  However, cooking soon took over until she moved away.  Thanks to her commitment and that of our Manager, the Market gradually grew and found new producers in all areas.  Throughout, the principle of the Market have remained the same -“To carry on for the benefit of members the business of dealers in horticultural, dairy, farm and garden produce, eggs and poultry, home and village industries produce or any other class of goods the committee may direct which may seem calculated to conduce to the more profitable working of small holdings, allotments, garden and home and village industries” – and to do it all to a high standard. Increasing legislation has made the recruitment of cooks more difficult – a Basic Food Hygiene Handling Certificate is now required.  However, producers in all areas are welcome,  so do come and have a chat and find out how to become involved- it can be a rewarding experience.