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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. Orkney Farmers Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

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

  2. Peterhead Farmers Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Peterhead

    Peterhead is now the busiest white fish port in Europe and the largest fishing port in the European Community

  3. Grow Wild

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Bathgate

    Organic box scheme, organic food delivered to your door!

  4. Forfar Farmers' Market

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    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.

  5. Glasgow Queens Park Farmers' Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Glasgow City Council operates Queens Park Farmers Market which is located approximately 4 miles south of the City Centre at the top of Victoria Road.

  6. Glasgow Mansfield Park Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Glasgow farmers market can have up to 40 producers attending, giving you an extensive range to choose from

  7. Ardardan Estate and Farm Shop

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Cardross

    We strongly believe in traceability and keeping our food miles to a minimum. It is for this reason that we source our produce from local Scottish suppliers where possible.

  8. Aberdeen Country Fair

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

  9. Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Award-winning producers of the finest preserves. Visit our Coffee/Gift Shop to taste and much more. Looking for that unique gift, our specialist team will make a gift hamper to suit all budgets.

  10. Huntly Herbs

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Huntly

    Organic herb nursery with more than 100 varieties of herbs

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