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. Thisselcockrig Fruit & Veg

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Peebles Farmers' Market is one of a select few unique markets that is run by farmers to grant farmer members the opportunity to retail their products direct to the customer, much to the food loving publics great benefit.

  2. Blairmains Farm Shop

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Stirling

    Farm shop serving quality assured Scottish meats and game as well as vegetables and a variety of things.

  3. Farmers' Market - Kilmarnock

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Kilmarnock

    When: 3rd Saturday of each month, 9am - 1pm. Where: Foregate Square, Kilmarnock. Visit this bustling indoor market for some quality local produce such as grass-reared Ayrshire lamb.

  4. Blacketyside Farm

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Leven

    Leven Farm Shop with pick your own fruit and other local produce

  5. Farmers' Market - Edinburgh, Castle Terrace

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    When: Every Sat, 9am - 2pm. Where: Castle Terrace, Edinbur.h, Visit Edinburgh's award-winning farmers' market to savour fresh, quality local produce - from meat, game and seafood to tablet, cheese and organic vegetables.

  6. Huntly Herbs

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Huntly

    Organic herb nursery with more than 100 varieties of herbs

  7. Castle Douglas Food Town

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Welcome to Food Town

  8. Bellfield Organic Nursery

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Cupar

    Box scheme. Attends farmers' markets at Aberdeen, Cupar, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Paisley, Perth

  9. Luss Milk Bar

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Luss

    Welcome to Luss Milk Bar

  10. Crieff & Strathearn Monthly Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Crieff

    Visit the monthly market to see a variety of stall-holders with traditional farmers' market produce.

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