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. Kelso Farmers' Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Kelso

    Set in the beautiful border town of Kelso, this vibrant market has much to offer. With brand new stalls and up to 18 local producers attending the market each month, with a wide choice of local fresh produce.

  2. Farmers' Market - Ardrishaig

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Ardrishaig

    When: 2nd Saturday of each month, 10am - 1pm. Where: Chalmers Street, Ardrishaig. One of the friendliest markets in Argyll, Ardrishaig Farmers' Market offers the best seasonal, local food and drink directly from the producers.

  3. Brin Herb Nursery

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Inverness

    Our stock includes Local & Scottish Speciality Food & Drink:

  4. Balerno Farmers' Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Balerno

    Set in the idyllic setting of the main street, the Balerno Farmers' Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month between 10am -1pm. The market has a wide range of produce on offer. Come along and catch up with your friends.

  5. Reiver Country Farm Foods Ltd

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Eyemouth

    Our farm shop at Reston, near Eyemouth, carries a wide range of our own products, freshly prepared on the premises and an extensive range of products sourced locally from small food producers in the Borders and Surrounding areas.

  6. Dunfermline Farmers Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Dunfermline

    Local growers and producers take personal pride in the food they bring to their Farmers' Market and want you to enjoy it.

  7. Farmers' Market - Edinburgh, Castle Terrace

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    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.

  8. Brig Farm Shop

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Bridge of Earn

    Farm shop which specialises in beef and mutton. All meat and poultry are free range while fruit and vegetables offered include local and local organic - providing seasonal ingredients all year round.

  9. Inverurie Farmers Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Inverurie

    See a variety of quality, local produce.

  10. Islay Fine Food

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Islay

    The whole family have worked hard to establish the reputation of Rockside as one of the finest farms on the West Coast of Scotland. Specialists in beef and game.

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