Find out what Farmers' Markets offer, and where you can find one
Farmers' Markets - The golden rules
More than ever, Farmers' Markets are good for farmers, rural communities, market towns, the environment, your health and your taste buds.
There are three golden rules that should apply to a genuine Farmers' Market. They are:
- producers must be local, defined as within a specified radius of the market. This is preferably 50 miles. But if there are no local producers who wish to attend the market, then a radius of up to a 100 miles would be considered
- producers must sell their own produce. Bakers and similar providers must use a minimum of one local ingredient
- the person behind the stall must be the producers, a close family member or an employee directly involved with production. Customers can then ask questions about how it was produced
What Farmers' Markets offer
Farmers' Markets offer:
- local produce
- an opportunity to talk to producers about where the food you eat is grown, how animals are reared and how food is processed
- excellent food preparation tips and cooking instructions
- organic produce (normally available)
- an excellent choice of products
Typical produce available
The typical produce available is:
- meats including sausage specialists
- free range eggs
- specialist cheeses
- homemade fruit juices
- homemade pies
- handmade textiles
- jewellery stalls
Local Farmer's Markets
We have one monthly market. This takes place on the second Saturday of the month, 9:00am to 2:00pm, on the Saturday Market Place. It runs from March through to December, and is in the Minster when the weather is poor.
You can find out more on the Discover King's Lynn website.
For information on how to trade at the Farmer's Markets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.