In celebration of #WorldFoodDay we have picked out five excellent farmer’s markets in Cornwall to promote buying locally, supporting farmers and the economy and taking care of the environment. So why not skip the usual trip to the supermarket this week and head to one of these markets to stock your kitchen with delicious fresh local ingredients?
Head along to the pop-up Truro Street Food Fest night market this evening at Truro Piazza to try some of the best of Cornwall’s food!
1. Truro Market, Lemon Quay
Wednesdays and Saturdays every week, 9am-4pm. Pop-up market in Falmouth, The Moor, every Tuesday, 9am-2pm.
Bang in the centre of town you will find the green and white striped stalls of Truro Market on Lemon Quay. Offering something different to your traditional farmers’ market, this local market features a vast and diverse array of products, including artisan producers, cottage industries and suppliers to Cornwall’s top restaurants and chefs. From freshly baked bread to sweet honey, plump colourful fruit to creamy local cheeses, freshly made preserves to blue duck eggs, this vibrant market experience is a far cry from your regular visit to the supermarket.
2. St Ives Farmers’ Market, The Guildhall, Street an Pol
Every Thursday, 9.30am-2pm.
Fill up your larder with high quality fruit, veg, bread and eggs, source an exciting evening meal or grab some snacks for a beachside afternoon picnic from one of the top producers at St Ives Farmers’ Market. Set up by the GULP (Great Tasting Unbeatable Local Produce) in 2008, St Ives Farmers’ Market begun with the aim of getting local people to buy local. This market has a strong ethos of supporting truly local producers (within 30 miles of St Ives) and free range and organic products. Stallholders include The Bosparva Bakery’s artisan breads, Cathy’s delicious homemade Homity Pies, Chloe’s sweet cupcake creations, Ruby June’s Indian Kitchen and many many more.
3. Helston Farmers’ Market, Old Cattle Market
First Saturday of every month, 9.30am-1pm (except January).
Delivering high quality local food and products from over 40 producers straight into your hands. A project of a volunteer-run social enterprise, South Kerrier Alliance Community Interest Company (SKA CIC), Helston Farmers’ Market aims to address the needs and aspirations of the people of South Kerrier, while raising public awareness on issues involving locally produced food, sustainable farming and land management. Expect to find delicious seasonal produce, all from within a 20 mile radius of Helston. See all of their amazing Cornish producers here.
4. Sennen Farmers’ Market, Sennen Community Centre, Mayon Green
Every Tuesday, 9am-12pm.
A community event every Tuesday, Sennen Farmers’ Market brings local countryside dwellers together for a taste of Sennen’s best food and drink produce. Selling more than just food, Sennen market has craft stalls, plants, jewellery, books, garden tools, cards and more. Starting in 2009, this market has won the Gold Award for Taste of the West for two year’s running. It isn’t hard to see why, with its friendly atmosphere, high standard of produce and hundreds of visitors.
5. St Austell Produce Market, Market House
Every Saturday, 10am-3pm.
Get your dose of fresh food every Saturday in St Austell from their local produce market. You’ll find all you need for your kitchen, with fruit, veg, local meat, fresh fish, West Country cheeses, homemade jams and preserves, cakes and biscuits and fresh bread. The highlight of this weekly event is a hog roast, chef demonstrations and musical entertainment. Contact Alan for more details on 07974 763671.
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