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 rare-breed lamb, mutton as well as Longhorn beef from Fuglemere Rare Breeds, and in late summer and autumn months, there's a stall from Cross Lanes Fruit Farm offering as many of 40 varieties of apple plus much more; and another from Benson's Fruit Juices of Sherborne - all are excellent. Trout - both brown and rainbow, are often available from Brookleas Fish Farm.
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- Open: Held on the 4th Saturday of each month; 9.00-12.30
ProductsApples Asparagus fresh in season Beef - rare breed Beef - grass fed Bread Cakes - home-made style Cheese - local Chicken - reputable Free Range Chutney pickles & relishes Eggs - Hens free range Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Fruit - fresh organic Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Honey Jam & preserves Lamb - rare breeds (seasonal) Mutton (sometimes just Sept - May) Pork - rare breeds (such as Eldon Blue & Gloucester Old Spot) Trout - Brown Trout - Rainbow Vegetables - organic Vegetables - good selection of fresh