It is generally accepted by most farmers' markets that stall holders must have grown, bred, caught, pickled, brewed or baked the goods themselves. Their main emphasis is to help local producers and processors to sell their goods directly to the public, near their source of origin.
The selection of goods available will vary with the season and location. However, you are likely to find a delicious selection of vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, bread and cakes, fruit juices and dairy products.
There's generally a stall selling the excellent rare-breed pork and sausages from Te Pampered Pig (q.v.).
If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards. Small classes.
- Open: Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month
ProductsArtisan Bread Asparagus fresh in season Bacon top class Cakes - home-made style Cheese - local Chicken - reputable Free Range Chutney pickles & relishes Condiment Sauces & Jellies Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Honey Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Meat - organic & additive-free Pork - free range Pork - organic Pork - rare breeds (such as Eldon Blue & Gloucester Old Spot) Sausages - Pork Sausages organic selection Tomatoes - in season Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic