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 an excellent stall selling goat products - including cheese, sausages and meat - from Muriel Brown from Capri Lodge; and another selling fresh herbs from 'The Herb Patch' of Ebchester. A stall from Northumbrian Quality Meats, offering organic and rare-breed meat; selling smoked pheasant and venison; plus cod and haddock from the local boats - all from Bywell Fish and Game Smokery; as is another from Ravensworth Grange Farm's selling top-quality meats - is also generally on hand.
- Open: Held on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month; between 9.00-13.30
ProductsAsparagus fresh in season Beef - organic Bread Cakes - home-made style Cheese - local Chutney pickles & relishes Condiment Sauces & Jellies Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Fish fresh general Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Herb Plants Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Honey Jam & preserves Lamb - organic Meat - organic & additive-free Pork - organic Pork - rare breeds (such as Eldon Blue & Gloucester Old Spot) Sausages - Pork Smoked Cod Smoked Game Smoked Mackerel Smoked Pheasant (seasonal) Smoked salmon Smoked Swordfish Smoked venison Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic