Farmers' markets in Scotland

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  • A customer peruses delicious jams and perserves at the stall at Blairgowrie's Farmers' Market, Perthshire
    The jam and preserves stall at Blairgowrie Farmers' Market, Perthshire
  • Locally grown fruit and vegetables on display at Blairgowrie Community Farmers' Market
    Local produce on display at Blairgowrie Community Farmers' Market
  • A shopper buys some fresh berries from the vegetable stall at the farmers' market at Mansfield Park, Glasgow
    Farmers' market at Mansfield Park, Glasgow
  • Traditional breads at a farmers' market © Savour the Flavours
    Traditional breads at a farmers' market © Savour the Flavours

Farmers’ markets have become a regular feature of towns and cities across Scotland since the first market took place in Perth in the 1990s.

Once or twice a month throughout the country, farmers and producers come together to sell the the very best in fresh locally grown produce directly to the public.

Stalls burst with everything from seasonal fruit and vegetables, to meat, poultry and game. There is also seafood, such as smoked mackerel or salmon, an array of cheese and dairy products, and even artisan chocolates for the sweet-toothed customer.

Homemade jams, pickles and breads, locally brewed craft beer and traditional Scottish products including haggis, black pudding and shortbread, are just some of the other foodie delights available to buy.

Many markets also hold cookery demonstrations where producers show how best to the prepare and cook their products. They are always happy to share their expertise and the history of their local produce and business.

One of Scotland’s largest farmers’ markets is the award-winning weekly event in Edinburgh, held amid the dramatic backdrop of the city’s castle. But wherever you are in the country, from Orkney to Dumfries & Galloway, you’re never far from these wonderful foodie events.

But it’s not all about food. Some market organisers join forces with local craftspeople, with many stalls selling a selection of homemade crafts, arts and jewellery.

If you cannot make it along to a market, but don't want to miss out on a great selection of fresh local produce, stop by one of Scotland's many farm shops which can be found across the country.

Browse the listings to find farmers' markets and farm shops near you.

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  1. Dowhill Country Fayre

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    Girvan

    Farmhouse Restaurant, Garden courtyard, farm shop, quality gift and craft shop.

  2. Castle Douglas Food Town

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Welcome to Food Town

  3. Craignure Producers' Markets

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Craignure & South Mull

    A small and very friendly monthly producers' market where visitors and locals meet and chat over the best of Mull's local produce. The markets also include a cafe with delicious home made cakes & snacks as well as chef demos showcasing the produce!

  4. Islay Fine Food

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Islay

    The whole family have worked hard to establish the reputation of Rockside as one of the finest farms on the West Coast of Scotland. Specialists in beef and game.

  5. Angus Organics

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Kirriemuir

    Based in the county of Angus, our own cattle are born and bred in the foothills of the magnificent Angus Glens.

  6. Overton Farm Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Clarkston

    Clarkston's market can have up to 18 producers attending each month.

  7. Fair and Square Game

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Crianlarich

    Specialists in Game. Attends Farmers Markets at Edinburgh, Glasgow Partick and Stirling

  8. Aberdeen Country Fair

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Country Fair is one of the largest markets in Scotland.

  9. Farmers' Market - Alford

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Alford

    When: 4th Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. Where: Alford Heritage Centre, Alford. Since its launch in 2009, the popular Alford Farmers' Market has gone from strength to strength, with a range of stalls offering locally produced items.

  10. Forfar Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Forfar

    The market attracts over 30 stallholders on a regular basis and has a café serving hot foods using market ingredients. Takes place on the 2nd Sat of every month indoors at the Strathmore Hall, the Mart, John St, Forfar.

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