Nothing says Yorkshire like a traditional Farmers Market. All over the county, on various days of the month, you’ll find various talented stall holders out selling their wares. Often within some of the most picturesque parts of Yorkshire, you can find the freshest produce and hidden gems from all over. So with that in mind, here’s our guide to the best Farmers Markets in Yorkshire. After you’ve read about the fantastic events taking place, we want you to get involved and have your say by voting for your favourite!
8 OF THE Best Farmers Markets In Yorkshire
Driffield Farmers’ Market
Where: The Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield YO25 9DN
When: 1st Saturday of the month (9am – 1pm)
In the East Riding of Yorkshire market town of Driffield, on the first Saturday of the month a charming Farmers market comes to town. It’s held on a tarmac hard standing within a spacious field which offers easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs alike. On sale, you’ll find excellent butchers, bakers and everything in between showcasing products like homemade jams, honey, ready meals and all sorts else.
Harrogate Farmers Market
Where: Cambridge Street, Harrogate, HG1 1RX
When: 2nd Thursday of every month
Harrogate is a wonderful cosmopolitan spa town which is renowned for its fantastic shopping. Found in the centre of town on the 2nd Thursday of every month, Harrogate Farmers Market hosts a wide range of stallholders who sell everything from fresh fruit and organic produce to homemade and tasty baked goods. You can find a diverse array of foods including Indian, pies, Italian and various others so visit with an empty stomach and enjoy!
Holmfirth Farmers Market
Where: Holmfirth Market, 42-50 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3JH
When: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
Taking place twice a month in Holmfirth Market, producers from all over the region gather to sell a wide range of products from vegetables, meat, eggs, herbs and even baked goods. Organisers of the market said “It is generally accepted by most farmers’ markets that stall holders must have grown, bred, caught, pickled, brewed or baked the goods themselves. Their main emphasis is to help local producers and processors to sell their goods direct to the public, near their source of origin, creating benefits to them, the environment and the local community.”
Otley Farmers’ Market
Where: Otley Market Place, Otley, LS21 3AQ
When: Last Sunday of the month
Otley is one of the most picturesque parts of Leeds and is popular with tourists and walkers alike. Once a month Otley Farmers Market attracts roughly 40 traders who bring with them a fantastic array of local produce and other goods for the public to peruse and purchase. It’s not only a great day to increase footfall to the centre of town, but it’s also a place that you can come along support local traders, directly helping to boost the local economy.
Wetherby Farmers Market
Where: Market Place, Wetherby LS22 6NE
When: 2nd Sunday of the month
Wetherby is known for being one of the most desirable places to live in the whole of Yorkshire and its monthly farmers market certainly doesn’t disappoint. You’ll find a great deal of traditional and intriguing stalls selling all kinds of products, from local cheeses to handmade, high-quality crafts. A must visit for anyone wanting to spend an afternoon.
Skipton Farmers and Craft Market
Where: Canal Basin, Skipton, BD23 1LH
When: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
Taking place at the Canal Basin in the historic market town of Skipton, the Skipton Farmers Market was relaunched last year by Skipton Market regulars Susan and Richard Feather. The couple has lovingly promoted the market and has nurtured it into one of the very best in the region, where you’ll find everything from hand-made and unique toys, to demonstrations in stone masonry. One of the newest but best Farmers markets in Yorkshire.
Knaresborough Farmers’ Market
Where: Knaresborough Market Place
When: 3rd Saturday of the month
Knaresborough is famous for its stunning viaduct, the castle and its annual bed race which all attract tourists year in, year out. As well as its fame as a beauty spot, it’s also known for being a market town with a very traditional feel. Historians believe that Knaresborough’s market past dates back as far as the Roman period. Each month, a farmers market takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10am to 3pm. You’ll find a wide selection of stalls here, ranging from local producers to candle makers and everything in between.
Oakwood Farmers’ Market
Where: Oakwood clock
When: 3rd Saturday of every month
Oakwood Farmers’ Market takes place on the third Saturday of every month from 09.00 -12.30 at the site of the historic Oakwood Clock on the edge of Roundhay Park. It is a food and produce market supporting local farmers and producers within a 30 mile radius with around 20 stalls – a mix of regulars and seasonal guests. It has a big focus on sustainability and the environment and is shortlisted for best farmers’ market of the year 2019 by the Farm Retail Association – winner to be announced on 26 February 2019.