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. The Foodhall at Gretna Green

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Gretna Green

    An abundance of the finest local and Scottish food and drink is brought together in the Foodhall at Gretna Green.

  2. 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.

  3. Bellfield Organic Nursery

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Cupar

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

  4. Connage Highland Dairy

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Inverness

    A family of Highland Cheesemakers handcrafting multi award winning cheeses from home produced organic milk.

  5. Black Isle Berries

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Muir of Ord

    Black Isle Berries grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables, available freshly picked for nine months of the year.

  6. 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.

  7. Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tearoom

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Banchory

    Finzean wasn't called the "Fair Place" for nought - eat, drink and shop in the beautifully converted Balnaboth Steading and admire the wonderful views of the Feugh Valley and Clachnaben.

  8. Ayr Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Ayr

    Success of this first Farmers Market has lead to the formation of Ayrshire Farmers Market Cooperative; which works closely with local colleges and supporters.

  9. Overton Farm Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Lanark

    Organised by the Lanarkshire Farmers' Market Ltd, with up to 20 producers from the local area as well as from all over Scotland and held at Overton Farm is it a splendid days outing to get away from the hustle of city life.

  10. Cupar Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Cupar

    Cupar is a bustling market town which lies at the heart of the farming area of north east Fife.

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