Seven to try: Farmers' Markets in Cornwall
Find out about seven farmers' markets that provide the freshest produce, directly from the farm to you at the market.
Pendeen Farmers’ Market - First and Third Saturday of each month
The popular Pendeen Farmers’ Market takes place at the Centre from 10am-1pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. It has become an established feature in the village with many regular shoppers from Pendeen and around the West Penwith area. Visitors love to pop in as well and we often see the same people returning year after year.
Helston Farmers’ Market - First Saturday of each month
A long established farmers’ market in Cornwall with local producers selling seasonal produce. Free parking close by and disabled access. This market receives some great reviews; “Excellent Farmers’ Market, best in the area and always has a great range of products. Love the fact we are being served by the producers themselves. Would highly recommend a visit, everyone is so friendly and welcoming and it is ideally situated for a walk in the park afterwards.” First Saturday of the month, 9.30am - 1pm, Porthleven Road, Helston TR13 0SR. Visit site
Bude Farmer and Craft Market - Every Friday from Good Friday-End of September
Situated down on the wharf, as well as a great atmosphere, the market offers a huge range of exciting local fresh produce, plants, hand-made arts and crafts and a variety of food stalls. April 15th and every Friday to the end of September, 10am - 3pm.
St Ives Farmers’ Market - Every Thursday
An award-winning market, showcasing the best of local Cornish producers. The market is operated by a community group called GULP – which stands for Great-tasting Unbeatable Local Produce. It’s a not-for-profit organisation that was set up to support local food producers and make local produce more widely available in St Ives. At the market you can find a wide range of local food and drink, including fish, meats, vegetables, baked goods, plants and alcoholic drinks. There’s also a range of quality crafts on offer. Every Thursday, St Ives, The Guildhall, Street an Pol, St Ives, TR26 2DS - 9.30am - 2pm. Visit site.
Lostwithiel Local Produce Market - Fourth Saturday of the month.
This longest running traditional Produce Market showcases all that is best about Cornwall in terms of food and drink and is well worth a visit. Selling seasonal produce, bread, meat, preserves, cakes, arts, crafts and other locally produced goods it will be impossible to leave with an empty bag! Organised and run by the Cornish Association of Smallholder and Producers, the market was originally established around 17 years ago and is the longest running market in Cornwall. 4th Saturday of each month, 10am to1pm - The Scout Hut, Main Car Park, Lostwithiel PL22 0HE.
The Food Barn, Tregew Road, Flushing
Located between Mylor and Flushing, the Food Barn is your source for local sustainable food. 20 plus stalls coming together every Saturday morning to offer the surrounding community sustainable, tasty produce, that is high in quality and encourages a supportive environment. With free parking, hot food and drinks and vews over to Falmouth Bay, people and dogs can enjoy a relaxed but buzzing atmosphere.
Truro Market - Every Wednesday and Saturday
The white and green striped stalls of Truro Farmers Market are at the grassroots of Cornwall’s culinary scene; come and discover the best produce Cornwall has to offer! Soak up the smells of freshly baked bread and smoked fish, rows of perfect blue duck eggs, preserves in a rainbow of colours and cakes to make your mouth water. A friendly welcome is guaranteed from the traders, some of whom are truly artisan in scale and others who are courted for their produce by the famous chefs of Cornwall and beyond. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Lemon Quay, Truro. 9am to 3.30pm. Visit site.
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