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The best farmer’s markets to visit in the UK Wine News

This weekly Saturday market is renowned for its lively atmosphere – you’re likely to encounter as much live music as you do local asparagus. But the product is also top notch. Local fruits and vegetables, much of which are organic, are the name of the game here, including some of the best local strawberries in season. Locals cite Pippin’s donuts as some of the best in the country and the perfect fuel for a morning browsing the market.

Every Saturday; Cornhill Market Place and surrounding streets, Stroud GL5 2HH

St Nicholas Farmer’s and Producer’s Market, Bristol

St Nicks Market has been traded since 1743, so for a farmers market in a historic setting, look no further than this Wednesday market, which has the added benefit of being located near a potential additional shopping, such as the daily St Nicholas indoor market.

Look for the finest produce such as meat from Elm Tree Farm, located in Bristol itself, incredible pies from Frocester Fayre and award-winning breads from Pullins Bakers.

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

Moseley Farmers Market, Birmingham

Since 2000, the Moseley Farmers’ Market has supplied Birmingham with some of the best produce in the Midlands, regularly winning regional and national awards. The market emphasizes local (within 50 miles), seasonal, and affordable produce, and has a wider range of stalls of fresh and prepared produce than most.

Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8HS

Monthly food market in Malton, North Yorkshire

Labeling itself as ‘Yorkshire’s food capital’, Malton has become a food hub in recent years. Its market, which takes place on the second Saturday of the month, features the best dishes from County of God. In addition to high-end products, street food and music are offered on the picturesque site of Saint-Michel church.

Star chef Tommy Banks, who lives nearby, is a fan. “There’s always a guy who makes pies out of Yorkshire puddings or burritos, it’s pretty cliché but very popular. Malton also has the most amazing food festival, which draws 60,000 visitors over two days, it’s pretty rock.

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

Kendal Farmers Market, Cumbria

Located in the pretty historic market town, Kendal Farmer’s Market is small by modern Farmer’s Market standards, but it certainly makes up for it with its quality and authenticity. Held on the last Friday of each month, expect delicacies like farmhouse breads, fresh baked cakes and pies, local Lake District meat, shiny cheese and roast pork. Beware of berry and beetroot brownies from Ginger Bakers, wild boar sausages from Sillfield Farm and ancient grain sourdough breads from Lovingly Artisan.

The last Friday of each month; Marketplace, Kendal LA9 4TN

The Garage Farmers Market, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire

As farmers’ markets unfold, this bimonthly gathering on the outskirts of Nottingham is unique, set in a former bus depot that has been in the same family for five generations. Local produce is the name of the game on the second and fourth Sunday of each month (there are several other varied events on the other days).

Each week, around 25 stalls whip up local breads, cheeses, pastries, pies, vegetables and alcoholic drinks. The fresh lasagna is a particular favorite. On the first and third Sunday of each month, a gourmet market runs alongside a vintage craft market.

First and third Sunday of each month; The Garage, 63 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston NG9 4AJ

Riverside Farmer’s Market, Cardiff

Riverside is a weekly Sunday farmer’s market that has been in existence since 1998, making it one of the oldest and most popular in Wales. Its picturesque setting, on the banks of the River Taff and overlooking the Principality stadium, is a draw, but not as much as the excellent produce.

With over 30 traders, Riverside sits at the widest end of the Farmers Market, and you’ll find an astonishing range of Welsh meats, cheeses and vegetables. Smaller sister markets have since opened in the Cardiff suburb of Roath and Rhiwbina.

Every Sunday; Fitzhamon Quay, Cardiff CF11 6AN

Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh

Part of a triumvirate with Leith Market and Grassmarket Market, this weekly Edinburgh mainstay has been a Sunday favorite for years. According to journalist Poppy McKenzie Smith, who was sneaking out of school to buy croissants at the famous Au Gourmand bakery, she is “small but perfectly formed.”

The market features the range of traders required: local organic vegetables, a cheese maker, smoked fish, meat and a healthy range of ready meals and more, although hot items are currently on hold.

Every Sunday; Stockbridge Market, Saunders Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TQ

Bowhouse Market, Fife

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