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 is generally a stall selling excellent bacon, chorizo, sausages and pork from rare-breed Piperfield Pork; another from Liddesdale Selection offering naturally-reared meats & poultry; breads from The Great Northumberland Bread Company; plus another with excellent Aberdeen Angus beef from Well Hung and Tender; plus another with unusual potato varieties from Carroll's Heritage Potatoes.
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 Sunday of each month; between 10.000-13.30
ProductsArtisan Bread Bacon top class Beef - grass fed Bread Bread - rye Bread - sour dough / sourdough Bread - spelt Brioche Cheese - local Chicken - reputable Free Range Chorizo Chutney pickles & relishes Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Fruit - fresh Ham - air dried Honey Lamb (seasonal) Meat - rare breed Pork - free range Pork - rare breeds (such as Eldon Blue & Gloucester Old Spot) Potatoes - top class/unusual Sausages - Pork Sausages - Beef Stollen - sometimes just at Christmas Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic