Farmers Markets In Dorset


You may find it interesting to know that farmers’ markets help protect the environment because all food sold is produced by farms in close proximity to the market. You should also know whatever you buy in the market has been grown, cooked, reared, caught, or created by the retailer.


Farmers Markets

A stand at a farmers' market

If you think the stunning Dorset vista is such a pleasure, wait till you see what’s in stock for you in nay of Dorset’s famer’s market. The county’s famers’ markets are open throughout the year and you’ll find the freshest and the very best local food and drink. Like the covered Wool Country Market at D’Urbervilles Hall where you can come have a coffee and shop for cakes, preserves, plants and crafts. Check in every Thursday from 10am until 11.30am.

You can also visit the beautiful town of Shaftesbury and make a stop off at its famers’ market at Town Hall, High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8JE. Enjoy touring this historic and charming town which is home to some famous landmarks such as the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey and Gold Hill (of Hovis fame); and don’t forget to round off the adventure to some of the finest independent shops in addition to the 15 or so local producers displaying their goods at the monthly farmers’ market.

A customer at a farmers' market

Cakes, pies, vegetables, flowers and preserves are also aplenty, fresh and inviting at the Wareham Home Producers Market located on Church Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4NE. It’s open for shopping every Thursday, 8.30am – 11am. Christmas can be an extra delight when you do your groceries shopping at Purbeck Products Farmers Market. In addition to extra markets around Christmas time, this farmers’ market is open every second Saturday of the month, from 10am until 1pm.

Also on second Saturdays of the month, Bridport Farmers’ Market, located at the Arts Centre, South Street buzzes from 9am-1pm with activities by local produces and artisans in about 30 stalls.

Missed the second Saturday to do your fresh produce shopping or got too busy to go the market? Don’t worry. If the next open market day seems too far off, there’s a close alternative in Dorchester South St Farmers Market in South Street, which operates on the fourth Saturday of the month and from 9am-4pm.

Varieties of confectioneries on display

The Wareham Farmers’ Market even at the Town Hall gives you more options, as its average of 12 stalls are open to shoppers on both the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 9am – 1pm.

Does the third Saturday of the month rather work best for you? Then Wimborne Farmers’ Market will also work best for your fresh produces shopping needs.  It’s open on the third Saturday in each month, from 9 am – 1 pm and located at the Market Square.

There are lots to explore at the any of the fabulous famers’ markets in Dorset with high quality food that reflects the county’s character and diversity. Make sure to keep a diary and follow the events for the occasional deals to make your shopping a double pleasure.

Head on to a farmers’ market to enjoy the full Dorset experience. Get yourself mouth-watering baked goodies or buy fresh food for a delicious home-made meal. You might even get an original Dorset recipe.