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These Are the Best Farmers Markets in the UK to Explore This Summer, According to Food Experts

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Data has revealed the UK’s best farmer markets based on how often they occur each month, how long the markets last, the number of trade stalls and online ratings. 

According to research by food experts, farmers markets in Winchester, Taunton, Edinburgh, and Blackheath have the best reputations.

So, where in the UK can you find the best farmer markets? Recipe box provider HelloFresh has revealed the best of the best by analysing how often they occur, how long they last, the number of traders/producers, and online ratings. 

The best farmers markets in the UK are Winchester Farmers Market in the south of England, Taunton Farmers Market in Somerset, and Edinburgh Farmers Market in Scotland.

The 20 best farmers markets in the UK

  1. Winchester Farmers Market, Hampshire
  2. Truro Farmers Market, Cornwall
  3. Edinburgh Farmers Market, central Scotland
  4. Blackheath Farmers Market, South East London
  5. Taunton Farmers Market, Somerset
  6. Cowbridge Farmers Market, South Glamorgan, Wales
  7. Stirling Farmers Market, central Scotland
  8. Barnes Farmers Market, South London
  9. Haverfordwest Farmers Market, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  10. Stroud Green Market, Gloucestershire
  11. Perth Farmers Market, central Scotland
  12. Causeway Specialty Market, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  13. Cardiff Riverside Farmers Market, South East Wales
  14. Malton Monthly Food Market, North Yorkshire
  15. The Garage Farmers Market, Nottingham
  16. Ripley Farmers Market, North Yorkshire
  17. Moseley Farmers Market, Birmingham
  18. Hexham Farmers Market, Northumberland
  19. Orton Farmers Market, Cumbria
  20. Barnard Castle Farmers Market, County Durham

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the UK’s freshest produce, with farmers and horticulturists gathering in their local area to sell their finest stock.

Not only can you find the best produce at farmers markets, but you can also make a day of it by trying delicious foods and even visiting the local village or town, which is why they’re so popular.

Searches for regional markets such as “Manchester farmers market”, “Cheltenham farmers market”, and “Twickenham farmers market” see searches on breakout on Google Trends (up >5000%).

Not only have they discovered the best farmers markets in the UK, but HelloFresh is also helping people create fresh and flavoursome recipes with the type of fresh ingredients you’ll find at the market.

Mimi Morley, senior chef at HelloFresh, has given her recommendations on what to cook with your local produce.

“What can you buy at a farmers market? Typically, farmers markets sell a huge variety of meats, fruit and vegetables. This is because it’s fresh produce grown and nurtured in the UK and picked by the highest quality producers before heading to the market.

“If you’re a vegetarian, looking for high quality, fresh produce from the farmers markets, then I highly recommend making a vegetable tagine. This dish can be jam packed full of flavour and tastes even better knowing its ingredients were grown by UK farmers.

“Some of the finest meat cuts can be found amongst the trade stands. So, why not make a succulent sirloin steak with your favourite sauce and chips. Or make a classic chicken roast dinner when you head back home from the market.”

For meats such as beef and chicken, and vegetarian and vegan food inspiration, explore HelloFresh’s range of recipe ideas to see what you can do with your farmers market buys.

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