A farmers' market is one in which farmers, growers or producers from a defined local area are present in person to sell their own produce, direct to the public.
All produce sold should have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stall holder. Because you are buying direct from the producer, you can ask about the production and be assured of the quality and the freshness of the produce on sale.
For more information about farmers' markets nationally, visit the website of the National Farmers' Retail and Markets' Association (FARMA) via the offsite link on this page.
For more information about a wide variety of sources of locally produced and organic food, the Big Barn website has a database that can be searched by postcode. Follow the link on this page to visit the Big Barn website.
Page Last Updated: 24/04/2013