Five great farmers' markets

A A A


Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

National Farmers Retail & Markets Association (FARMA) Market of the Year 2007, and voted Britain's favourite market by Country Life. Organised by a very enthusiastic City Council, this market is vibrant and exciting, set beneath the castle and making a great tourist attraction as well as being great for locals. Boasting organic fruit, vegetables and meat, in the run-up to Christmas, there will be a best dressed stall competition, live Christmas trees, decorations, plus, on 22 December, carol singing and pipes and drums.

Every Saturday, 9am-2pm, 50 Stalls, food comes from within 50 miles away. 0131 652 5940; www.scottishfarmersmarkets.co.uk

William Tyndale School, Islington, London

Featuring many organic stallholders, this urban market also boasts local pork, beef and lamb from farmers around the M25 area. For the weeks leading up to Christmas, there will be Christmas trees and carol singers from local schools plus festive gift and treats.

Richmond Grove, London N1. Every Sunday 10am 2pm, 30 Stalls, food from within 100 miles of the M25, www.lfm.org.uk Email: info@lfm.org.uk

The Green, King's Norton

Offering all kinds of turkey, game, fruit, vegetables, poultry, meat and cheese, this is a city market with a rural feel. There are several artisan producers of cakes, pies and bread in addition to produce and for Christmas, the cake stall will double in size to sell Christmas puddings. There's also a carol service in the nearby church.

The Green, King's Norton, Birmingham, B38 8RU, 30 Stalls, food from within 50 miles. Every second Saturday of the month, next one 8 December, 07966 434 177; www.kingsnortonfarmersmarket.org.uk

Cornhill Market Place, Stroud

Just announced FARMA Market of the Year 2008, Stroud has 10 organic producers and many growers of seasonal produce, plus craft and artisan stalls. It will have Christmas trees, Brussels sprouts on the stalk, puddings and other goodies plus entertainment including ancient carols, a brass band, handbells and folk music in the run-up to the big day.

Cornhill Market Place, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2JT. Every Saturday, 9am to 2pm, 50 Stalls, 01453 758060; www.fresh-n-local.co.uk

Riverside Shopping Centre, Haverfordwest

With many organic and local produce sellers, there is a strong emphasis on shellfish, trout and smoked fish and this market by the river also offers Pembrokeshire turkeys and ducks, organic rare breed lamb, mutton and beef, and local flour and bread. For Christmas, there will be tasting sessions, entertainment including carols, plus festive wreaths and gifts.

Riverside Shopping Centre, Riverside Quay, Haverfordwest, 28-30 Stalls, food from within 40 miles. Every other Friday usually with an extra date in Christmas (7, 14 & 21 December), 01437 776 168; www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

To find your nearest farmers' market, visit www.farmersmarkets.net or call 0845 4588420 to find a market inspected and accredited by the Farmers' Market Association. Stall holders should be local and if you are buying organic produce, should be able to produce their Soil Association certificate. Remember to take lots of re-useable shopping bags with you!

News
i100
News
people Emma Watson addresses celebrity nude photo leak
News
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is returning all donations made by Redditors 'in honour' of Jennifer Lawrence and her naked photos
news

Website users raised funds after Jennifer Lawrence nude photo leak

News
Katie Hopkins appearing on 'This Morning' after she purposefully put on 4 stone.
peopleKatie Hopkins breaks down in tears over weight gain challenge
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
news

The Tardis-style house measures in at just 83 inches wide

News
advertising
Arts and Entertainment
Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and DiCaprio, at an awards show in 2010
filmsDe Niro, DiCaprio and Pitt to star
News
i100
Life and Style
Red or dead: An actor portrays Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory, rumoured to have bathed in blood to keep youthful
health
News
In this photo illustration a school student eats a hamburger as part of his lunch which was brought from a fast food shop near his school, on October 5, 2005 in London, England. The British government has announced plans to remove junk food from school lunches. From September 2006, food that is high in fat, sugar or salt will be banned from meals and removed from vending machines in schools across England. The move comes in response to a campaign by celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver to improve school meals.
science
Sport
England captain Wayne Rooney during training
FOOTBALLNew captain vows side will deliver against Norway for small crowd
News
peopleJustin Bieber charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing quad bike into a minivan
News
peopleHis band Survivor was due to resume touring this month
News
people'It can last and it's terrifying'
Life and Style
fashionModel of the moment shoots for first time with catwalk veteran
Sport
Radamel Falcao poses with his United shirt
FOOTBALLRadamel Falcao's journey from teenage debutant in Colombia to Manchester United's star signing
Life and Style
fashionAngelina Jolie's wedding dressed revealed
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Renewables Consultant

£28000 - £34000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: Job Title: Renewable...

Energy Procurement Consultant

£26000 - £34000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: Job Title: Energy Pr...

Swimming Teacher/Coach

£15000 - £21000 per annum: Randstad Education Chelmsford: Would you like to wo...

Teachers needed in Debenham

Competitive & Flexible: Randstad Education Cambridge: The JobRandstad Educatio...

Day In a Page

Chief inspector of GPs: ‘Most doctors don’t really know what bad practice can be like for patients’

Steve Field: ‘Most doctors don’t really know what bad practice can be like for patients’

The man charged with inspecting doctors explains why he may not be welcome in every surgery
Stolen youth: Younger blood can reverse many of the effects of ageing

Stolen youth

Younger blood can reverse many of the effects of ageing
Bob Willoughby: Hollywood's first behind the scenes photographer

Bob Willoughby: The reel deal

He was the photographer who brought documentary photojournalism to Hollywood, changing the way film stars would be portrayed for ever
Hollywood heavyweights produce world's most expensive corporate video - for Macau casino

Hollywood heavyweights produce world's most expensive corporate video - for Macau casino

Scorsese in the director's chair with De Niro, DiCaprio and Pitt to star
Angelina Jolie's wedding dress: made by Versace, designed by her children

Made by Versace, designed by her children

Angelina Jolie's wedding dressed revealed
Anyone for pulled chicken?

Pulling chicks

Pulled pork has gone from being a US barbecue secret to a regular on supermarket shelves. Now KFC is trying to tempt us with a chicken version
9 best steam generator irons

9 best steam generator irons

To get through your ironing as swiftly as possible, invest in one of these efficient gadgets
England v Norway: Wayne Rooney admits England must ‘put on a show’ to regain faith

Rooney admits England must ‘put on a show’ to regain faith

New captain vows side will deliver for small Wembley crowd
‘We knew he was something special:’ Radamel Falcao's journey from teenage debutant to Manchester United's star signing

‘We knew he was something special’

Radamel Falcao's journey from teenage debutant to Manchester United's star signing
'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes': US ambassador hits out at stodgy British food served at diplomatic dinners

'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes'

US ambassador hits out at stodgy British food
Radio Times female powerlist: A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

A 'revolution' in TV gender roles

Inside the Radio Times female powerlist
Endgame: James Frey's literary treasure hunt

James Frey's literary treasure hunt

Riddling trilogy could net you $3m
Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

Fitbit: Because the tingle feels so good

What David Sedaris learnt about the world from his fitness tracker
Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb

Second-holiest site in Islam attracts millions of pilgrims each year
Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York