Scottish Farmers Markets
Scottish Farmers Markets

SAFM Member Markets  And Organisers

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Most Farmers' Markets are held monthly and at weekends and are run by farmers and producers themselves or by town centre management companies, local councils, community councils or private companies. All have their main focus on top quality foods and products, grown and produced locally.

Many markets widen their appeal by including garden plants and handcrafts and by inviting producers from all parts of Scotland to attend their markets, giving the public real choice and a unique opportunity to see the varsity of food produced on a small scale in Scotland

All Farmers' Markets and individual stall holders are expected to meet the same standards of health, safety and labeling as any other retail outlet.

The Scottish Association of Farmers' Markets works closely with VisitScotland who have accredited 15 of our markets. There is no doubt that a visit to our markets is a tourist attraction and is always much enjoyed by the holiday maker.

Caterers, Chefs and Hoteliers take the opportunity to see where and when you local market is to help you to source local produce to put on your menus.

See below for information of all our Member Markets. Where the individual Markets are underlined in blue you can go direct to their individual web sites by clicking on the market name

Aberdeen Country Fair

e: info@aberdeencountryfair.co.uk

w: www.aberdeencountryfair.co.uk

t: 01224 649000

Last Saturday of every month; Belmont Street
Attracting over 30,000 visitors per event the market boasts 36 - 40 stalls per event including a mix of over 25 local and guest producers, and local craft products. The venue is in the heart of the city's entertainment quarter giving it a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Additional dates are available to coincide with city events and the visiting International Market. Contact details, a map, travel directions and booking form are available on the website.

Alford Farmers' Market

e: ahcentre@btinternet.com

w: www.spanglefish.com/alfordfarmersmarket

t: 019755 62906

4th Saturday of the month; 10am-2pm; Alford Heritage Centre, Mart Road.

Proceeds from Alford Farmers' Markets help maintain the Heritage Centre, and support the work they do. With 18-20 stalls, all selling local produce (meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, bread, preserves etc), the market provides Alford and the community beyond the opportunity to meet the producers and experience the best Aberdeenshire has to offer. For more details, please see the website.

Ardishaig Farmers' Market

t: 01655 770217

2nd Saturday on each month; 10am-1pm; Chalmers Street

This small market has a wonderful variety of locally-produced products. The atmosphere is very friendly making it a splendid outing for the family and a super tourist attraction.

Argyll Country Markets

e: katie@barbreckfarms.co.uk

t: 01369 705319
Argyll Country Markets run a number of Farmers' Markets in the west of Scotland. For up-to-date details please contact Ann Churchill on the number above.

Ayrshire Farmers' Market

e: enquiries@ayrshiremeats.co.uk
w: www.ayrshirefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 01655 770217

1st Saturday of each month (except January); 9am-1pm; Kyle Centre Car Park.

An attractive location and a very friendly atmosphere. Created by the farming families that make up the Cooperative together with other seasonal producers. Visit the website for more details.

Balerno Farmers' Market

e: info@balernovt.org.uk

w: www.balernovt.org.uk

t: 0131 449 4545

2nd Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm, Main Street.

Set in the pedestrianised Main Street, Balerno Farmers' Market is owned by the Balerno Village Trust, and supported by a craft fair, coffee mornings and other community events.

Barra and Vatersay Island Markets - Fèill an Eilean

T: 01871 810 043 Sarah MacLean
E: info@islandmarkets.org.uk
W: www.facebook.com/islandproduce
One Saturday monthly except January, 2 markets in July, from 2pm.

Barra and Vatersay Agricultural and Horticultural Association, The Dolphin Cottage, Castlebay, Isle of Barra,HS9 5XD.

Island Markets (Fèill an Eilean) on Barra and Vatersay started in 2000 and are run by Barra and Vatersay Agricultural and Horticultural Association. The monthly markets are held indoors and community groups take turns providing refreshments to raise money for their funds. Barra and Vatersay Island Produce Show runs mini competitions, gardening and seasonal eating displays, and activities are provided by Hebridean Living. It is a real community event. In the past few years the markets have grown and become increasingly popular so the Association is conducting a feasibility study into a local produce shop and community bakery - Bùth Bharraigh.

Blairgowrie Community Market

e: sue@strathmoreglens.sol.co.uk

w: www.strathmoreglens.org

t: 01828 640763

4th Saturday of each month (April-September); 10am-3pm, Wellmeadow
The countryside area surrounding Blairgowrie is famous for the cultivation of soft fruit so a visit here is a great experience especially for those who like making their own jams. Throughout the year there are up to 20 local producers at the market with a wide variety of local foods to choose from.

Cairndow and Loch Fyne Farmers' Market

e: katie@barbreckfarms.co.uk

t: 01369 705 319
4th Saturday of each month; 10am-1pm; Loch Fyne Restaurant.

Organised by the producers from the surrounding this wonderfully positioned Market make a splendid excursion and afterwards you can have a very special meal at the famous Loch Fyne Restaurant.

Cairngorms Farmers' Market Association

e: organisercfma@aol.com

w: www.cairngorms-farmers-market.com
The Cairngorms Farmers' Market Association is organising many more Farmers Markets across Cairngorms area this year. Please check our calendar of markets and events Wonderful venues in the most picturesque part of Scotland. Will make a really enjoyable day out for the family. See the website for full details.

2012 Dates

Sunday 30th Sept - Grantown, The Square 10 am - 4pm

Saturday 6th October - Carrbridge, Porridge Festival

Saturday 11th November - Grantown - Inverallan Church hall 10.30 - 3.30pm

Saturday 1st December - Grantown - Inverallan Church hall 10.30 - 3.30pm
Sunday 9th December - Aviemore if hall available

 

Campbeltown Farmers' Market

e: katie@barbreckfarms.co.uk

t: 01369 705 319
1st Saturday of each month, 10am-1pm, Royal Hotel yard.

This market is organised by the local producers and has become a very important focal point for the community to gather each month making it well worth a visit for the tourist who will be made to feel very welcome.

Clarkston Farmers' Market

e: enquiry@lanarkshirefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 01555 771757
4th Saturday of each month; 9am-1pm; Station Car Park.

Organised by Lanarkshire Farmers' Market Ltd, this thriving market has up to 18 producers attending the market each month, has a very happy atmosphere and is well organised, plenty of parking spaces makes this an easy shopping venue.

Cupar Farmers' Market

e: info@fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

w: www.fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 07773 280 105
3rd Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; NEW VENUE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2010, AT THE CROSSGATE

An active and vibrant market made up of local producers, with a great atmosphere.

Dundee Farmers' Market

e: lorna.mckenzie@dundeecity.gov.uk

t: 01382 434548
3rd Saturday of the month; 9am-4pm; High Street.

This market attracts producers from all over Tayside and is held in a pedestrian precinct in the heart of Dundee. With all the main shopping outlets situated nearby and easy access to car parking, a visit to the market makes a splendid days excursion for all the family.

Dunfermline Farmers' Market

e: info@fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

w: www.fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 07773 280 105
2nd Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; Glen Gates, Bridge Street.

This splendid markets has up to 20 stalls with produce ranging from beef, lamb and pork to vegetables and bread. Well worth a visit.

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

w: www.edinburghfarmersmarket.com

t: 0131 220 8580
Every Saturday of the month; 9am-2pm; Castle Terrace.

If you want food as fresh as it can be, visit the award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market. The market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers currently attend the market.
The majority of stallholders are primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison and water buffalo. Organic beef, chicken, lamb and pork are also available. Other types of produce include fish (lobster in season), free-range eggs (including duck eggs), cheese, seasonal fruit & vegetables, honey, chillies and plants. In addition you'll find producers who bake and prepare their own farm products. Guest producers provide specialities including organic beer, liqueurs, bread, chocolates and chutneys.

Edinburgh - Portobello Farmers' Market

http://www.pedal-porty.org.uk/food/portobello-market/

1st Saturday of every month; 9.30am-1.30pm; Brighton Park, Portobello
Brighton Park is just 5 minutes walk from Portobello’s High Street. The Portobello Market compliments Portobello’s already vibrant and thriving High Street, selling a great range of local and organic vegetables and fruit in season, meat, fish, baking, and lots more. Although delicious food is at the core of the market, we also include a selection of local crafts – so don’t miss out, come along and see us, there’s something for everyone!

Edinburgh - Stockbridge Farmers' Market

www.stockbridgemarket.com
t: 0131 551 5633
Open every Sunday 10am-5pm and also every Thursday in June, July & August 2.30-7.30pm.

Right beside the Water of Leith on the corner of Saunders Street and Kerr Street

We have hill farmers bringing their fresh meat to market, fresh fish and seafood, various seasonal products and lots of home baking, jams and chutneys. A great place to browse and fill your larder for the week, plus seating for a relaxing coffee and delicious snack while listening to local musicians. There is a great selection of crafts, jewellery, soaps, lotions and potions - perfect gifts for family, friends and perhaps a little treat for yourself. Stockbridge Farmers’ Market also offers imported delicatessen foods and other goods as special extras.

 

The Farmers' Market of Edinburgh Ltd

e:  enquiries@the-organic-farm.co.uk

t: 01738 730201

The stall-holders at Edinburgh Farmers Market have set up a cooperative to guide the market to greater success through better marketing and community engagement.

Falkirk Farmers' Market

e: howard.wilkinson2@btinternet.com

t: 01560 600184

www.falkirkbid.com
1st Friday of the month, 12-4pm, High Street.

Held in the pedestrian precinct of Falkirk High Street, this vibrant market has so much to offer. Producers from all over central Scotland sell a wide range of produce including cakes, beef, lamb, pork, venison, smoked foods and vegetables. This market is an ongoing success and well worth a visit.

Fencebay Farmers' Market

e: fencebay@aol.co.uk

t: 01475 568918
Last Sunday of the month; 9am-2pm; On the A78 coast road, 1 mile south of Fairlie, and 5 miles south of Largs.

The market is held under cover in a traditional farm byre. As well as a full range of farm produce stalls, a number of craft stalls can be found. Also at Fencebay you will find our Fish Farm Shop selling fresh and smoked fish and shellfish, traditional deli produce, as well as a range of fine wines.

Forfar Farmers' Market

e: angusfarmersmarket@gmail.com
w: www.angusfarmersmarket.co.uk ALSO ON FACEBOOK

t: 07941 721 829
2nd Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; Strathmore Hall the Mart, John St

The Forfar market will move to a new indoor site at the Strathmore Hall the Mart, John St, Forfar on 9th June from 9am to 1pm. Parking, toilets, cafe serving refreshments available. See www.angusfarmersmarket.co.uk for more details

Glasgow Farmers' Market - Mansfield Park

e: info@citymarketsglasgow.co.uk

w: www.citymarketsglasgow.co.uk

t: 0141 287 2500
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month; 10am-2pm; Mansfield Park.

This market brings rural Scotland to the centre of Glasgow’s west end. With over 40 producers assembling at the twice-monthly market you are guaranteed to find something tempting. In addition to the fabulous fare to takeaway, there are always samples on offer and snacks to enjoy whilst soaking in the market atmosphere with traditional Scottish music and face-painting for the younger ones.

Glasgow Farmers' Market - Queen's Park

e: info@citymarketsglasgow.co.uk

w: www.citymarketsglasgow.co.uk

t: 0141 287 2500
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month; 10am-2pm; Queen's Park.

Located off the Victoria Road entrance, the picturesque setting provides a wonderful backdrop for this flourishing market. There is a superb array of fresh produce from over 30 stallholders, and the onsite entertainment completes the market experience.

Greenock Farmers' Market

e: matthewmcs2000@aol.com

t: 07802 206286
3rd Saturday of the month; 9am-2pm; Clyde Square

This market has been resurrected by Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Farmers' Market Co-Operative, much to the delight of the locals. It is well worth a visit and now has up to 17 stalls giving the consumer plenty of choice.

Haddington Farmers' Market

e: pjdesign@dunbar.org.uk

t: 01368 863593
Last Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; Court Street.

Enjoy a wide range of locally produced products and crafts as well as the friendly atmosphere of Haddington's Farmers' Market. Featuring over 20 stalls, with regular cooking demonstrations, free tastings,recipes, live music and great food. Visit Haddington's Farmers' Market and you will not be disappointed.

Hamilton Farmers' Market

e: dominic@lanarkshirefarmersmarket.co.uk

w: www.lanarkshirefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 01659 50258


3rd Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; New Cross Quarry Street.

This successful market includes producers from Lanarkshire and central Scotland, it is a popular and well organised event.

Hawick Farmers' Market

e: eg.sangster@btinternet.com

t: 01450 375263

3rd Saturday of the month (January excepted); 9am-2pm

Inverurie Farmers' Market

e: ronreid2@aol.com

t: 01467 621195
2nd Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; Market Place, Town Centre.

Taking up its traditional place in the town centre, this market incorporates all that is good about Aberdeenshire food. A must for tourists and important for the everyday shopper looking for good quality local food.

Juniper Green Farmers' Market

4th Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm, Kinleith Arms car park, Lanark Road, Juniper Green

A brand new farmers’ market launches in the car park of the Kinleith Arms, Lanark Road, Juniper Green, by Edinburgh. The local Community Council have developed the plans to site a new farmers’ market in the village offering a wonderful opportunity to shoppers to take advantage of a range of superb local produce direct from the growers, bakers and producers. Stalls include goods such as hand reared pork, game, vegetables in season, cup cakes, beef, fresh pies ready to bake, soaps, poultry, sausages, quiches and breads. The Kinleith Arms is also offering refreshments for the day, and local restaurants and shops are offering ‘Market Deals’ too. There’s plenty of FREE parking adjacent, and with a choice of gifts, staple foods, treats and speciality items, all the ingredients are there for a great tasting meal.

 

Kelso Farmers' Market

4th Saturday of the month; 9.30 am – 1.30 pm; Kelso Town Square.

e: noel.tweedview@btopenworld.com
w:  www.kelso.bordernet.co.uk
t: 01573 228276

This vibrant market, set in a traditional cobbled town square, has 24 stalls providing a wide range of choice local produce from the beautiful Scottish Borders.  The range of food includes local beef, pork, poultry, fish & pate, cheese & butter, free-range eggs, fresh vegetables, savoury pies, fresh bread, home-made cakes, jams and chutneys.  There are also craft stalls, plants, and body care products available.  Kelso has a number of quality shops, hotels, and restaurants and parking is FREE, so come along and have an enjoyable day out.

Kirkcaldy Farmers' Market

e: info@fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

w: www.fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 07773 280 105
Last Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm, Town Square.

This splendid market has a splendid reputation for being well organised with a wonderful variety of local producers to keep visitors happy.

Langholm Producers' Market (The Muckletoon Producers Market)

e: muckletoonproducersmarket@hotmail.co.uk

t: 013873 80457
1st Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; Eskdale Sports Centre, Tomas Telford Rd, Langholm.

This new indoor market showcases local producers, giving a wide variety of produce including, meat, cheese, fish, wine, beer, honeys and homebaking.

Linlithgow Farmers' Market

e: forumevents@yahoo.co.uk

t: 07977 179 861
4th Saturday of the month; 10am-2pm; The Vennel, Linlithgow.

A range of produce including organic beef, lamb, seasonal Scottish vegetables, venison, pork, chicken, eggs, cheeses, crafts, handmade soaps, smoked produce, fish and seafood.

Loch Lomond Shores Farmers' Market

e: forumevents@yahoo.co.uk

t: 07977 179 861
1st & 3rd Sunday of the month; 10am-3pm; Balloch.

Perhaps the most panoramic location of any Scottish market,this splendid market has so much to offer, a magnificent selection of produce from all over Scotland, nearby parking, wonderful shopping in the Lomond Shores Gateway Centre, picnics areas and restaurants. It is a great tourist attraction and makes a great day out from Glasgow and surrounding towns.

 

Lockerbie Farmers' Market

w: www.lockerbiefarmersmarket.co.uk

e: lockerbiefarmersmarket@hotmail.com

t: 01576 300 077

3rd Saturday of the month, 10am-2pm, Lockerbie Town Hall

 

 

Milngavie Farmers' Market

e: matthewmcs2000@aol.com

t: 07802 206286
1st Wednesday of the month; 10am-2pm; Douglas Street.

Another very important weekday market, which is extremely well supported locally. A wide variety of producers from all over Scotland in a splendid central position give this market a tremendous traditional atmosphere. With Milngavie being the start and finish of the West Highland Way, is a great market for walkers to stock up with local healthy food.

Montrose Farmers' Market

e: angusfarmersmarket@gmail.com
w: www.angusfarmersmarket.co.uk ALSO ON FACEBOOK

t: 07941 721 829
1st Saturday of the month; 9am-1pm; Town House Car Park.

Organised by Angus Farmers Markets and held in the centre of the town, this market is extremely well supported. It is well organised and has tremendous choice. Great for the visitors.

Oban and Lorn Markets

e: admin@lorn.org.uk
t: 01631 720223

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of month, March-December

Local Food and Crafts Market organised by Local Origins Rural Network. Come for locally produced food, arts and crafts, have your breakfast, lunch or tea with us, watching cookery demonstrations and learning about local community groups. Free parking and entry

Overton Farm Farmers' Market

e: dominic@lanarkshirefarmersmarket.co.uk

w: www.lanarkshirefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 01659 50258
1st Saturday of each month; 10am-3pm; Overton Farm, Crossford.

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.

Paisley Farmers' Market

e: enquiries@ayrshiremeats.co.uk

t: 01655 770217
2nd and last Saturday of each month; 9am-1pm; County Square (beside the main Gilmour Street train station).

Up to 30 producers bring their excellent ranges of produce, plus colour and vibrancy to this busy attractive sit. a splendid place to bring the family.

Perth Farmers' Market

e: adeline@perthfarmersmarket.co.uk

w: www.perthfarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 01738 582159
1st Saturday of each month; 9am-2pm; King Edward Street.

The first Farmers' Market to be established in Scotland and set in motion a format which is the basis of all SAFM markets held in Scotland today.

Portpatrick Farmers' Market

e: foodstore@auchenree.co.uk

t: 01776 810 844
Summer market, various Sundays, dates as below; 1-4pm; Portpatrick Village Hall

June 20, July 18, August 22, September 19

St Andrews Farmers' Market

e: info@fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

w: www.fifefarmersmarket.co.uk

t: 07773 280 105
1st Saturday of each month; 9am-1pm; Argyle Street Car Park.

Organised by the Fife Farmers' Market Cooperative. Another splendid venue for a market, this picturesque town with its wonderful golf courses and beaches attracts visitors from all over the world.

Stirling Farmers' Market

e: StirlingFM@aol.com
t: 01877 330 151
2nd Saturday of each month; 10am - 4pm; Port Street, Stirling.
A very busy and well organised market with a superb cross section of producers from all over central Scotland. The market is located in the pedestrian area of the city centre (outside M&S) and is within easy access of the main streets, car parks, rail and bus stations. It has a splendid family atmosphere and is very popular with customers coming from near and far.
Extra markets in September, October, November and December to be advertised shortly.

 

Stornoway Farmers' Market

e: kennylhhp@btopenworld.com
t: 01851 860 750

Stornoway: Every Saturday; 9am-1.30pm; Point Street.

Harris: Every 2nd Saturday (until the end of September); Tarbert.

For the very best that the Islanders produce it is well worth a visit, so organise your holiday around these market times.