MOMA’s 7 favourite farmers markets
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MOMA’s 7 favourite farmers markets

If you love to discover seasonal produce and local specialities — all while doing your bit to support the producers and reduce food miles — you can’t do better than a trip to the farmers market. To get you started, here are MOMA’s top picks from around the UK where you can shop for your Sunday roast and indulge in a treat on the way round (anyone for quiche?)

Andi recommends Heckington Show, Lincolnshire

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The Heckington Show is your classic, quintessentially English Summer occasion. It holds great memories for me. I visited every year as a child and so loved to see all of the races, livestock shows and local product. As it takes place in farming country, the food stalls are incredible and plentiful — especially when it comes to the Lincolnshire staple of sausages!

  • Free Parking
  • Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 2018
  • Gates Open at 9am
  • Plus Saturday at 7pm Grand Firework Display & Open Air Concert

 

Ollie recommends Farmers Market @ Lark Lane, Liverpool

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I love going here whenever I’m in Liverpool. All the produce is locally sourced. In fact, all market traders have to come from within a 30-mile radius, so you know you’re helping to support the community. There’s organic vegetables, meat, fish, baked goods and more on offer. I can personally vouch for the amazing bread!

  • Every 4th Saturday of the month
  • Open 9am to 2pm
  • Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UP

 

Mark recommends St Albans Farmers Market, Hertfordshire

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St Albans Farmers Market is a bursting street market, brimming with stalls selling artisan foods, unique trinkets and all as well as locally sourced meat, fish and veg. It’s my local market and go-to for when I’m getting ingredients together for a big cook out! There’s some serious street food here and some cracking cheese!

  • Check website for dates
  • 8am to 2pm
  • St Peters Street, St Albans

 

Kate recommends Brixton Farmers Market, London

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Brixton’s daily market is a bit of an institution for most Londoners, but the farmers market that runs on a Sunday is the place to be. Locally sourced honey, artisan chocolates sit alongside organic fruit, veg and free-range meat. There are so many great vegan options too and the falafel is to die for!

  • Every Sunday
  • 30am to 2pm
  • Brixton Station Road

 

Sabina recommends Blackheath Farmers Market, London

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Another south London gem. I’m friends with most of the traders now – they’re so friendly! You can pick up some fantastic gin here that’s brewed in an old London bakery. The focus is on seasonal, high-quality produce. Some of my best finds have included raw milk, local honey and seasonal Kentish asparagus.

  • Every Sunday
  • 10am-2pm
  • Blackheath Station car park, Blackheath, London, SE3 9LA

 

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Altrincham farmers & flowers market, Greater Manchester

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Altrincham market is the perfect place to pick up all of your fresh produce. Here you’ll find Cheshire-grown fruits and vegetables, local cheese, show-stopping breads, delicious honey and preserves. Amongst the local nurseries and florists, you’ll also find craft workshops to keep the whole family happy while you browse the stalls.

  • 9am-3pm
  • 1st Friday of the month
  • The Market Hall Greenwood Street, Altrincham WA14 1SA, England

 

The Frome Independent market, Somerset

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The Frome Independent describes itself as ‘more than a market’ and they’re right. Bursting with artisan food and drink, there’s so much to see and do. Want to learn about glass blowing, blacksmithing and appliqueing? Then look no further! Street food fans will have plenty to get excited about with international cuisine made with local seasonal produce front and centre of Frome’s eclectic market.

  • The first Sunday of every month
  • March-December 10am-3pm
  • Frome town centre

Know an amazing farmers market that we’ve missed off our list? Tweet us @Moma or tag us in your Instagram post!