Farmers’ markets are good for the environment because all food is locally produced in farms usually within a range of a few hundred miles. These markets are even more special when you consider that whatever items you purchase from a trader has been cooked, reared, or produced by them.
Here is a list of the top farmer’s markets you can visit in Devon
This historic market is by far one of the most highly rated markets in Devon both by locals and visitors. Located in South Molton, the only remaining market town in North Devon, it is beautifully decorated with stalls selling varieties from food to regular household items. One can also get excitingly interesting maps and paintings to take back home and keep the memories of your visit alive. The South Molton Country Pannier markethas a captivating atmosphere that leaves you wishing you could stay longer than the closing hour.
Address: Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB, UK
Phone: +44 1769 572252
The Tavistock farmers market is especially recommended for first-time visitors as the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the people are very helpful and cheerful. The market has a fantastic array of excellently staffed and organised stalls with produce ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to delicious chilli relishes, sausages and even veggie burgers!
Address: Bedford Square, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock PL19 0AE, England
Phone: +44 1822 820360
If you are looking to try out some West Country food, then this market should be your first stop. The market offers a wide range of sumptuous food such as pork, organic fruits, fresh flowers and vegetables, venison, herbs, lamb and chicken.
Address: Fore Street / South Street Exeter, East Devon
This is the second oldest market in the South West located in the high street of Cullompton and operates regularly every second Saturday in each month. The market offers fresh organic food and provides visitors with a warm community feel.
Address: Higher Bullring, High Street, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1AA
Phone: 07793 067638
Just like many other markets in Devon, the Ashburton farmers market offers a variety of fruits and vegetables that are sold directly by the farmers producing them. It is a food only market with no space for resellers.
Address: Ashburton District Farmers’ Market, Highway 1, West St Car Park Northern End, TQ13 7QH
This market is also for fresh organic food as well as flowers and herbs produced by the local. The market is full of friendly neighbours alongside staff who are willing to give you information on their produce.
Address: Pannier market, Tiverton, Devon
Located in North Devon, what makes this market more interesting is the presence of the Parish of Harland Café famous for its sumptuous breakfasts.
Address: Hartland Parish Hall, Hartland, Devon, EX39 6BQ
Phone: 01237 441786
Most of Devon’s farmer’s markets are well stocked and offer varieties, however, it is most advisable to check on the market days before visiting. Most markets open on Saturdays and Thursdays and shut between 1 pm to 2 pm.
Head on to a farmers’ market to enjoy the full Devon experience. Get yourself mouth-watering baked goodies or buy fresh food for a delicious home-made meal. Ask a farmer for a traditional recipe.