Archive for Downsizer For an ethical approach to consumption
 


       Downsizer Forum Index -> Seasonal and Frugal Shopping
tahir

Farm shops and farmers markets

Good resources for finding local farmers/growers/farm shops:

www.bigbarn.co.uk

www.whyorganic.org

There are also sites for most counties farmers markets, this is the one for Essex:

http://www.essexfarmersmarkets.com/

Please feel free to add other useful links
tahir

London Farmers Markets:

http://www.lfm.org.uk/
nora

Hebden Bridge Local Produce Market
http://www.zo54.dial.pipex.com/hbproduce.htm
tahir

A farm shop that we go to quite a lot is Lathcoats at Galleywood:

www.eapples.co.uk
Vic

Somerset Farmers markets, regularly updated

http://www.sfmdirect.co.uk/markets/
Behemoth

Leeds Farmers Market every first and third Sunday of the month. Quite big an popular now. At the back of the covered markets by the bus station.

Headingley Farmers market every 2nd Saturday outside the old Lounge Cinema.
bernie-woman

Farmers markets in central England

http://www.thefoody.com/regions/centralfm.html
bernie-woman

farmers markets in Devon

http://www.devonfoodlinks.org.uk/Events/Farmers_Markets.asp
tahir

Thanks guys, keep em coming
shopgirlsue

Thames Valley Farmers markets

www.tvfm.org.uk

I used to go to the one in Beaconfield - 4th Saturday of the month. Good selection of produce - meat, veg, bread, trout, jams and cakes, plants. Quite expensive but not surprising given the local area Sad
pricey

Dorset Farmers markets.

http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=2814

Christchurch one not that good though, which is a shame.
pricey

Hampshire farmers markets.

http://www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/dates/default.asp

This site list the dates for the whole year, which is good, also they tell you who is attending, although this must change.
LynneA

No website, but there's a nice little farmer's market near me - Crew's Hill, the road with masses of garden centres, near Enfield (North London). Thirs Thursday of every month at Woldens Nursery (next one this coming Thursday) in the car park.

Only small, but fairly comprehensive selection of stalls - meat, cheese, cakes, fish, game, veg, pies, eggs etc.

Starts at 9am and I'd suggest getting there early, as it's on Pension day and the local Saga Louts get their money and hop on the train up to Crews Hill to do the market then go round the garden centres. One day they cleared the fish stall in 5 minutes flat. Laughing
Leonie

I've only just seen this thread, if you're in Surrey/Sussex this farm shop is fab, it's in Itchingfield just outside Horsham, West Sussex.

http://www.westonsfarmshop.co.uk/
doctoral

I have only just seen this thread too ...

WILTSHIRE

http://www.foodtrails.co.uk/markets.asp?county=Wiltshire

... you can substitute the name of your county on this one for other areas.
Wingy

LynneA wrote:
No website, but there's a nice little farmer's market near me - Crew's Hill, the road with masses of garden centres, near Enfield (North London)


Ooo, that's where I grew up, Enfield! They didn't have a farmers market when I lived down there. Do you go to Enfield's town market on Saturdays?


Fife Farmers Market:

http://www.fifefarmersmarket.co.uk/

St Andrews - 1st Saturday of the month
Dunfermline - 2nd Saturday
Cupar - 3rd Saturday
Kirkcaldy - last Saturday

My favourite stalls are:

Langraw for their Highland beef (you see them in the fields opposite the caravan park just outside of St Andrews Very Happy )

Puddledub for their water buffalo, pork and bacon

Fletchers for their venison

Hilton for their wild boar

and Iain Spink for his Arbroath Smokies.

Excellent markets all, and I never miss them. Very Happy
Cupar this Saturday.
Jacqui

Search Fork2Fork's comprehensive directory and links to find fresh local produce in Wales

http://www.fork2fork.org.uk/
Rusticwood

this is better for Devon
Toffer

If you're in SE London there's one (not on the London Markets site) in Eltham, third Sunday of the month.

http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/LeisureCulture/Markets/ElthamFarmersMarket.htm
Chickem

or these are rather good for you torridge/west devon folks
sean

Chickem wrote:
or these are rather good for you torridge/west devon folks


They've got some dodgy people working for them. Wink Their veg are absolutely excellent though. Smile
Chickem

sean wrote:
Chickem wrote:
or these are rather good for you torridge/west devon folks


They've got some dodgy people working for them. Wink Their veg are absolutely excellent though. Smile

Shut up and drink your sanatogen Wink
bigpaul

farmers markets in Devon

http://www.devonfoodlinks.org.uk/Events/Farmers_Markets.asp
page no longer exists!
Jamanda

farmers markets in Devon

http://www.devonfoodlinks.org.uk/Events/Farmers_Markets.asp
page no longer exists!

That's because the post you quoted is six years old.
abraxis

Ashton under Lyne farmers markets 2012

http://www.localfoods.org.uk/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=641 Jamanda

Hi there, You're more likely to get people to look at your link if you tell us a bit about it, and yourself rather than just posting the url. Mistress Rose

Noticed someone had posted the link for Hampshire Farmers Markets. There is a new one at Emsworth run by them, so more convenient for those who live in West Sussex. Check the dates, but usually the 3rd Saturday.

It was supposed to start in January this year, but the car park we use was under snow, so started in February. Emsworth is worth visiting as there are plenty of independant shops too. We do the charcoal, wood turning and associated bits btw.
OtleyLad

Here's Otley farmer's market and a few others in north Yorkshire on the same website.
The Otley market is run on the last sunday of the month 8am-1pm
At the same time/date there are 2 other craft/designer markets in the town.
In the afternoon there's a really big car boot sale 12-4pm in case you had any money left.
       Downsizer Forum Index -> Seasonal and Frugal Shopping
Page 1 of 1
Home Home Home Home Home