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Is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning than strolling through a bustling UK farmers market? We think not! Picture fresh fruit, clean air and friendly faces alongside your morning coffee!

One of the best parts of a farmers market is the chance to sample local produce and organic delicacies. And, by skipping the supermarket queues, you get to spend even more time relaxing on your day of rest!

Check out 10 of the best farmers markets in the UK below…

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1. Otley Farmers Market, West Yorkshire

Just north of Leeds and a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales lies the little town of Otley, where hundreds of people congregate on the last Sunday of each month to sample the best products in the region.

The stalls at the market boast homemade loaves, jams, fresh eggs, and fruit picked nearby! However, the friendly and warm welcome from the locals is what really makes it stand out.

If you’re looking to extend your trip, you can even stay at one of the nearby cottages in Leeds and enjoy a UK city break!

Fellow foodies will also love the range of food festivals scattered throughout the UK!

This farmers market in the UK is held on the last Sunday of every month from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

2. Aberystwyth Farmers Market, Ceredigion

For 18 years, this UK farmers market has been a fixture on Aberystwyth’s North Parade, where green and white booths line the streets to create a classic market atmosphere.

On market days, North Parade is bustling with shoppers looking for the freshest, most flavorful dishes prepared from local ingredients.

Up to 30 unique local food and drink makers set up shop at the market on a weekly basis, selling anything from savoury snacks and beverages to floral arrangements and alcoholic beverages. Moreover, there is a wide variety of stands selling both freshly cooked meals and unique, handmade goods.

Every year in September, Baker St. in Aberystwyth hosts the Aberystwyth Food, Drink, and Craft Fayre, which features traditional market activities including food and drinks vendors, as well as live music and activities for kids.

Use our Aberystwyth Travel Guide for more inspiration on things to do in the area.

Aberystwyth Farmers Market is open every first and third Saturday of the month.

3. Truro Farmers Market, Cornwall

Truro Farmers Market is at the heart of Cornwall’s culinary culture and has established itself as a permanent presence on Lemon Quay.

The green and white striped tents surround the Quay, luring you in with local food such as freshly baked bread, the classic Cornish pasty, jams, fresh fish caught nearby, and many more delectable items.

You have to explore the rest of Truro whilst you’re here! Take advantage of the wonderful shopping environment, which includes both lively markets, high-street retailers, and boutiques, as well as charming, tiny alleyways packed with unique shops.

Drop by the dock for a boat ride down the Fal River, or there’s even the quirky Lemon Street Market where you can purchase novelty gifts and homeware.

Our Truro Travel Guide has pages of inspiration to check out during your visit, as well as amazing Truro restaurants.

This award-winning UK farmers market is held every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

4. Orton Farmers Market, Cumbria

Orton Market Hall guarantees diversity with over 25 local farmers, growers, producers, and artisans. They strive to lessen the environmental effect of the food trade as well as make local foods more accessible.

Located in the heart of Eden, this peaceful and serene location is perfect for leisurely strolls.

Make sure to explore the village of Orton while you’re here! The area is surrounded by the Howgill Fells – a distinctive cluster of hills that marks the boundary between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales – which is home to one of the last limestone plateaux in the country, Orton Scar.

The sights, sounds, and scents of a bustling rural market completely change the quaint little town every time market day rolls around.

Orton Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of each month.

5. Riverside Farmers Market, Cardiff


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Located opposite the Principality Stadium on a weekly basis, Riverside Market is the original Cardiff farmers market.

There is no better place for a real local food market than along the bank of the River Taff, and it is recognised as one of the top culinary attractions in the Welsh capital.

With a history dating back more than two decades, the market has evolved into a social enterprise that directly benefits the more than 100 farmers and local businesses who sell their wares goods at the market’s three locations: Riverside, Roath, and Rhiwbina.

A day spent strolling around Cardiff’s shimmering waterfront and taking in the magnificent sights is the perfect way to unwind after a day of shopping at the city’s amazing array of stores and markets.

Riverside Farmers Market is held every Sunday at Fitzhamon Embankment.

6. Edinburgh Farmers Market, Midlothian


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If there’s one thing you can count on during a capital city getaway, it’s a sumptuous range of Edinburgh food and drinks! Fresh and local produce is on offer at the Edinburgh Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday.

Located beneath the historic Castle Terrace, this market is an award-winning event hosted every week of the year. Besides the usual staples, you’ll also find a wide range of other goods in this market. Aside from exotic meats like venison, you’ll also find homemade jams, chutneys, chocolate and fresh-brewed organic beer.

Several vendors offer home-cooking recipes, and you can pick up prepared food from the market or eat it on the go. Edinburgh Farmers Market consistently ranks as one of the UK’s best farmers markets.

Start your sightseeing tour in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, which is home to some of the city’s top sights, including Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile. You can even enjoy a themed tour to learn about the city’s numerous mysteries, then relax in a cosy cafe and watch the world go by.

Edinburgh’s award-winning farmers market is open Saturdays from 9am to 2pm.

7. St George’s Market, Belfast


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St. George’s Market is a historic landmark in Belfast and has become one of the city’s most popular destinations. People come from all over to enjoy the market on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

This iconic indoor market opened its doors in 1890 and plays an important part in the city’s vibrant life. Many accolades have been bestowed upon the market for its unique atmosphere and abundance of fresh produce.

Over 200 vendors provide fresh fruit, antiques, secondhand books, handcrafted clothes, and tasty baked foods.

Belfast is an excellent shopping destination since it has everything from high-end luxury stores to tiny, independent boutiques. Or, for more one-of-a-kind finds, the Cathedral Quarter is where you’ll discover small shops and speciality retailers.

This UK farmers market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday on East Bridge Street in Belfast.

8. Taunton Farmers Market, Somerset

With a variety of South West food, drinks, and art stalls, Taunton Independent Market is a great place to visit in Somerset. Every Thursday, the market delivers exceptional local food and drink to Taunton High Street in a welcoming setting.

Many of the booths sell one-of-a-kind items that can’t be purchased in supermarkets including specialist chutneys, regional cheeses, and fresh bread. Also, it’s pretty common for vendors to let you sample their goods before buying!

Even the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association, often known as FARMA, has awarded it their certification.

After finishing, take a stroll through the ancient and thriving town of Taunton, perfect for culture, heritage, and relaxation.

Taunton Farmers Market is held every Thursday, from 9am to 3pm.

9. Loch Lomond Shores Farmers’ Market, Dunbartonshire

The Loch Lomond Shores Farmers Market is one of Scotland’s oldest markets, held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month.

Due to its unique location on the southern shore of Loch Lomond and its backdrop of Ben Lomond, it may be the most attractive market in Scotland.

Besides selling Scottish produce, the market can also feature local artists and food products for your pets.

There are also lots of other things to do while you’re here, such as shopping, dining out, relaxing, and engaging in outdoor activities. For more trip ideas, look at our Loch Lomond Travel Guide.

This UK farmers market opens at 10 a.m. and continues until around 4 p.m., or until the produce runs out.

10. Cheltenham Spa Farmers’ Market, Gloucestershire

The Cheltenham Farmers Market is located on the Promenade, just outside of Cavendish House, and features a wide variety of locally grown and produced goods!

With over 30 stalls to enjoy, visitors get a fantastic opportunity to try and purchase products manufactured in and around Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

Cheltenham is known as “The Western Gateway to the Cotswolds” because of its elegance and beauty. The Regency splendour of its architecture is ever-present, with spectacular terraces, spacious avenues, and lovely parks galore.

Foodies will adore the choice of Cotswolds food and drink to explore in the surrounding area. You can even plan your whole day out in Cheltenham with our Travel Guide right here.

The market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every second and last Friday of the month.

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Ready to take on the Sunday scaries? Discover a range of walks in the UK and make the most of a relaxing day off! You can also browse our UK Travel Guide for holiday inspiration.

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