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. 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.

  2. Leadketty Strawberry Farm

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    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Dunning

    Leadketty is the Corrigall family run strawberry & raspberry farm located in Dunning. We produce some of the finest soft fruit in Scotland. All our fruit is hand picked & sold from the farm or at Perth & Dunfermline Farmers Markets.

  3. Ardardan Tearoom

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    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Cardross

    This welcoming tearoom is part of a very well-run farm and garden shop. Much produce from the farm is used in the wide range of snacks and light meals, in addition to other Scottish sourced items. The home baking alone merits a trip!

  4. Farmers' Market - Edinburgh, Castle Terrace

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    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.

  5. Overton Farm Farmers' Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Clarkston

    Clarkston's market can have up to 18 producers attending each month.

  6. Woodside Farm Shop

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Along with souvenirs and books, you can purchase a wide range of farm produce such as preserves, honeys, gifts and locally grown fruit in the Farm Shop.

  7. 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.

  8. Loch Lomond Shores Farmers Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Balloch

    The Loch Lomond Shores Farmers' Market is one of Scotland’s longest running markets, and is held throughout the year on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.

  9. Falkirk Farmers' Market

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    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.

  10. Forfar Farmers' Market

    Type

    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.

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