If you want to try some of the fresh, organic produce that Yorkshire is famous for, then make sure you visit one of the Northern Dales Farmers’ Markets. The team run food and drink markets every weekend across seven different locations across the county; Stokesley, Hartlepool, Stockton, Wynyard, Easingwold, Middlesbrough and Thirsk.
We spoke to Julie from the team to find out more about the farmers’ markets: “People will find a range of stalls all groaning under the weight of scrumptious treats and store cupboard staples. We are dedicated food and drink markets and our stallholders are among the best in the UK. Many have won highly-coveted awards including Great Taste Awards, British Pie Awards, Eat Game Awards, horticultural awards and World Marmalade Awards. Our flagship Stokesley Market was named Farmers Market of the Year and was included in the Top 20 Farmers Markets in the UK by The Telegraph.”
We also asked Julie why she believes the markets are well worth a visit: “Yorkshire market towns are among the most beautiful in the land, and what's a market town without a top-quality food market? Markets create a buzz at the heart of the community, it's where people meet, chat, catch up on local news and visitors get a real taste of Yorkshire. We handpick our stallholders to make sure all our events offer a range of product so there's something for everyone. Our farmers' market enhances any visit to the Yorkshire towns of Stokesley, Easingwold and Thirsk.”
Autumn is one of the best times to visit the farmers markets, Julie explains: “Farmers are harvesting their crops, which means there is a feast of wholesome food to be enjoyed, and all of it grown, reared or produced in Yorkshire by local independent family businesses.”
Scarborough Market Hall