This Farmers Market directory came about because I saw a need for a website that had all the Farmers Markets listed within the UK. There were websites that had Farmers Market listings for England and Scotland but I could not find a site that had them all in the same place. I decided to be the person to create such a site, and here it is.
There are also many other reasons why I have decided to create this Farmers Market directory, and these reasons are related to the methods of intense farming used in or modern society. All the problems that these methods create, such as pesticides in our food, environmental damage and many others.
Below is some information about why we should shop at Farmers Markets, how to prepare for the Farmers Market, enjoying the Farmers Market and advice on what to look for in certain foods:
Why Buy From A Farmers Market?
Perpetration for the Farmers Market - Before you leave home:
Check this website or any other Farmers Market directories to find your nearest Farmers Market, make sure to note down the times etc and contact them if necessary.
Take your own bag, shopping basket, etc to carry your purchases in.
If it is a really hot summers day its a good idea to keep a cooler filled with ice in your car, this will help to keep your produce fresh during the drive home.
Go as early as you can because you will find the best selections at this time.
Don't make a list - go without one, just plan your meals around what is available and what you buy, but be careful not to buy too much! (as I always do)
While you are at the Farmers market - Enjoying it
Take a good look round first and see what there is, don't buy until you have walked around all the market.
Every week try and buy something that you have never tried before, this will help you to broaden your recipes etc.
Talking to the farmers is one of the best things about shopping at a Farmers Market, building relationships and sharing knowledge.
Take your children with you, because there are many children out there who have no idea what foods look like in their natural state and where the food comes from.
Make sure you have fun! Farmers Markets can be great places for all the family to learn new things and try new foods.
Advice on what to look for in certain foods: