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. Aberdeen International Street Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Market features around 70 stalls from all over Europe.

  2. Gloagburn Farm Shop

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Perth

    Gloagburn Farm Shop opened in June 2003 selling good, wholesome, fresh, locally produced foode specialise in our homemade produce, Scottish products, locally grown vegetables and fruit and organic wines.

  3. Farmers' Market - Lorn

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Benderloch

    When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 10am - 3pm. Where: Kintaline Farm, Lorn. Come along to this popular market which showcases the best locally grown produce and the finest creative arts.

  4. 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.

  5. Lochlands Mill

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Forfar

    Welcome to Lochlands Mill

  6. Strathmore & the Glens Community Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Blairgowrie

    Come along and sample some of the big county's tasty offerings

  7. Gloagburn Farm & Coffee Shop

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Perth

    Gloagburn Farm Shop opened in June 2003 selling good, wholesome, fresh, locally produced food. The shop is filled with one of the best selections of local and speciality foods in Perthsire.

  8. Falkirk Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Falkirk

    Falkirks' Farmers Market has become recognised, during the last 3 years, as one of the most dynamic and enjoyable in Scotland.

  9. Orkney Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Farmers market with a base of regular stallholders, full of locally produced products.

  10. Fencebay Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Fairlie

    The market is held under cover in a traditional farm byre. As well as a full range of farm produce stalls, a number of craft stalls can be found at this market

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