The best farmers’ markets to visit in the UK 


This weekly Saturday market is famed for its energetic ambiance – you’re doubtless to encounter as a lot dwell music as native asparagus. However the produce is high notch, too. Native fruit and veg, a lot of which is natural, is the title of the recreation right here, together with a few of the best native strawberries when in season. Locals cite Pippin’s Doughnuts as a few of the best in the nation, and the good gasoline for a morning scouring the market.

Each Saturday; Cornhill Market Place & surrounding streets, Stroud GL5 2HH 


St Nicholas Farmers’ and Producers’ Market, Bristol 

St Nicks Market has traded since 1743, so for a farmers’ market in an historic setting, look no additional than this Wednesday market, which comes with the added advantage of being located close to additional procuring potential, akin to the every day St Nicholas Indoor Market. 

Look out for some high produce akin to meat from Elm Tree Farm, positioned in Bristol itself, Frocester Fayre’s superb pies, and Pullins Bakers’ award-winning breads. 

Each Wednesday; St Nicholas Market, Corn St, Bristol BS1 1JQ

Moseley Farmers’ Market, Birmingham

Since 2000 the Moseley Farmers’ Market has been offering Birmingham with a few of the best produce in the Midlands, routinely choosing up regional and nationwide awards. The market emphasises native (inside 50 miles), seasonal and reasonably priced produce, and has a wider vary of recent and ready produce stalls than most. 

Alcester Highway, Birmingham B13 8HS

Malton Month-to-month Meals Market, North Yorkshire 

Billing itself “Yorkshire’s meals capital”, Malton has turn out to be a foodie hub in current years. Its market, held on the second Saturday of the month, showcases the best meals from God’s Personal County. Alongside premium produce, road meals and music are on provide at the picturesque website by St Michael’s Church.

Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks, who lives close by, is a fan. “There’s at all times a man making pies out of Yorkshire puddings or burritos, it’s fairly cliche however highly regarded. Malton additionally has the most superb meals competition, which attracts 60,000 guests over two days, it’s fairly rocking.” 

Second Saturday of every month; Market Pl, Malton YO17 7LX

Kendal Farmers’ Market, Cumbria

Set in the historic and fairly market city, Kendal Farmers’ Market is small by fashionable farmers’ market requirements, nevertheless it definitely makes up for it in high quality and authenticity. Held on the final Friday of every month, anticipate delights like freshly baked farmhouse breads, muffins and pies, native Lake District meat, sensible cheese and hog roast. Be careful for Ginger Bakers’ berry and beetroot brownies, Sillfield Farm’s wild boar sausages and Lovingly Artisan’s historic grain sourdough breads. 

Closing Friday of every month; Market Place, Kendal LA9 4TN

The Storage Farmers Market, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire

As farmers’ markets go, this bi-monthly meet on the outskirts of Nottingham is exclusive, positioned in an outdated bus depot owned by the identical household for 5 generations. Native produce is the title of the recreation on the second and fourth Sunday of every month (there are a number of and diverse different occasions on different days). 

Every week round 25 stalls flog native breads, cheese, patisseries, pies, greens and alcoholic drinks. A specific favorite is the recent lasagna. On the first and third Sunday of every month, a nice meals market sits alongside a classic craft market. 

First and third Sunday of every month; The Storage, 63 Excessive Highway, Chilwell, Beeston NG9 4AJ

Riverside Farmers’ Market, Cardiff

Riverside is a weekly Sunday farmers’ market that has been working since 1998, making it certainly one of Wales’ longest working and hottest. Its picturesque setting, on the banks of the River Taff and overlooking the Principality Stadium, are a draw, however not as a lot as the glorious produce.

With over 30 merchants, Riverside is on the bigger finish of the farmers’ market scale, and also you’ll discover a beautiful array of Welsh meats, cheeses and greens. Smaller sister markets have since opened in the Cardiff suburbs of Roath and Rhiwbina.

Each Sunday; Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN

Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh 

A part of a triumvirate with Leith Market and Grassmarket Market, this weekly Edinburgh stalwart has been a Sunday favorite for years. In accordance to journalist Poppy McKenzie Smith, who used to sneak out of college to purchase croissants at the celebrated Au Gourmand Boulangerie, it’s “small however completely shaped”. 

The market options the requisite vary of merchants: native natural veg, a cheesemonger, smoked fish, meat, and a wholesome array of prepared meals and extra, though scorching meals is at present on maintain. 

Each Sunday; Stockbridge Market, Saunders Avenue, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ

Bowhouse Market, Fife 

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