Established in 1999, Truro Farmers Market is a thriving twice-weekly market showcasing local food and drink, art and craft, in the heart of Cornwall's capital city. Discover a feast for the senses beneath the green and white striped stalls.
At the market
Food-loving locals, spell-bound visitors, and acclaimed chefs all delight in shopping at Truro Farmers Market, where Cornwall's artisan producers really go to town. You will find them in the heart of the city on Lemon Quay every Wednesday and Saturday.
Discover colourful displays of organic fruit and veg, fresh seafood, locally-reared meats, inspiring store cupboard ingredients, and a plethora of sweet treats. Small-batch drinks producers provide everything you need for indulging at home, from craft cider to handmade beer, local wines and award-winning spirits.
The market is a real community, and the friendly traders need little encouragement to tell you their stories, and help spark new culinary adventures.
You'll also marvel at the many talented makers at market. The variety and quality of craftspeople is testament to Cornwall’s creative spirit, and their skills are clear to see, be it in willow weaving, ceramics, or silverware.
Amongst the rich tapestry of sustainable, ethically made and locally sourced products which appear from week to week, you might discover unique jewellery, vintage clothing, handmade children’s toys, natural bath and beauty products, beautiful home and fashion accessories, salvaged curios, original paintings and photography.
The market is the perfect place to pick up gifts or mementos from your trip to Cornwall, and the seasonal 'BIG' markets make superb days out.
In January, the market runs every Saturday from 9am - 3pm. Then, from February onwards, the market is held twice-weekly every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am until 5pm.
The BIG Christmas Market 2023
Truro Farmers Market also run several seasonal specials throughout the year, including the BIG Christmas Market.
From November 29th to Christmas Eve, Truro's Lemon Quay will come alive with the vibrant energy of traders from across Cornwall. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of local food, drink, art, and crafts. Each day brings a unique showcase of Cornwall's diverse talents, offering a perfect opportunity to find that special, locally crafted gift for your loved ones.
A significant highlight of this year's festivities is the introduction of bespoke wooden cabins that will house Cornwall's top-tier artisan traders and producers. Crafted locally by Llawnroc Furniture, these charming cabins add a touch of tradition and showcase the incredible talents within the Cornish community. Lemon Quay, the bustling epicenter of the market, will be transformed into a lively hub of festive commerce.
Guests to The BIG Christmas Market will be intermittently serenaded with Christmas carols, warmed with mince pies and roast chestnuts, tempted with mulled wine and spiced cider, and entertained by local musicians and street performers in what is sure to be a real highlight in the season of goodwill.
New to the market this year is a street food and bar area, nestled under twinkling fairy lights. Sip on festive cocktails and refreshments from the licensed bar while feasting on heart-warming dishes and indulgent treats from Cornwall's finest travelling chefs.
Save the date
As we look ahead to 2024, save the date for the seasonal extravaganzas and start planning your visit.
Saturday 30th March 2024 - The Big Easter Market At this annual springtime extravaganza, expect a bountiful selection of seasonal food, drink, arts, crafts and vintage wares. The BIG Easter Market is a celebration of the early arrival of spring here in Cornwall, with hot cross buns, artisan chocolate and colourful veg, plus handmade crafts, Easter gifts and lifestyle inspiration for a new season. Visitors will find more than 60 stalls, plus live music, delicious street food and an Easter trail with some wonderful prizes.
Saturday 31st August 2024 - The Big Summer Market The Cornish summer in all its glory explodes onto Lemon Quay for a celebration of bountiful local produce and creative spirit in the sunshine. This seasonal mini festival bringing together some of the region’s finest food producers, artisan drinks purveyors, and inspirational craft makers in an event full to the brim with sunny vibes. Featuring over 60 stalls, live music, entertainment, street food, craft demonstrations and a Chilli Eating Competition!
Saturday 26th October - The Big Autumn Market This popular seasonal celebration is a bite-sized festival of autumnal food, drink, arts, crafts, and vintage wares. Find cosy lifestyle inspiration for the seasonal shift and get ready for comfort food cooking! At The BIG Autumn Market, you’ll find everything you need to take your autumn cooking repertoire up a notch or two. As ever there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved, with a pumpkin carving competition and various workshops and demonstrations from artisan makers.
Throughout December - The Big Christmas Market Cornwall’s destination Christmas Market offers a magical festive shopping experience in the heart of the city. Visitors are serenaded with Christmas carols, warmed with mince pies and roast chestnuts, tempted with mulled wine and spiced cider, and entertained by local musicians and street performers in what is a real highlight in the season of goodwill here in Cornwall. Each day a wide range of stalls showcase local food, drink, art, and crafts, while street food, music, festive happenings, and family entertainment add an immersive feel to the month-long market.
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