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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. Ingram's Homecure Ltd

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Ellon

    Specialises in pork, haggis and sausages.

  2. 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.

  3. Puddledub Pork and Fifeshire Bacon Co

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Kirkcaldy, Leven and District

    We offer you the opportunity to have real dry cured-bacon, fine hams, delicious sausages and fresh tasty pork delivered to your home.

  4. Banff Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Banff

    Banff was the first farmers' market in Aberdeenshire and offers the added bonus of the nearby fishmarket at Macduff.

  5. Farmers' Market - Aberdeen

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    When: Last Saturday of each month, 9am ' 5pm. Where: Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Make your way to the heart of Aberdeen to sample quality local produce such as succulent Aberdeen Angus beef.

  6. Edinburgh Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Widely acknowledged as the premier market in Scotland.

  7. 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.

  8. Romanes & Paterson - Tea Room

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to Romanes & Paterson

  9. Montrose Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Montrose

    A popular farmers' market attracting a variety of stallholders. Come and see for yourself on the 1st Sat of every month from 9am to 1pm on the High Street, Montrose.

  10. Edenmill Farm Shop and Smokery

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Strathblane

    Edenmill Farm is more than just a farm and have diversified to run a real farm shop and smokery outlet producing tasty beef, lamb, pork, venison and game.

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