Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green, Hertfordshire’s farmers’ markets are some of the best we’ve seen!
Think delicious produce, seasonal fruit and veg, locally reared meat and eggs, and a friendly face to talk to about the best way to cook it all for a sensational supper. Foodies, be warned - our round up of some of the best farmers’ markets in Hertfordshire is sure to set stomachs rumbling!
Running for over 40 years, it's no surprise that Stevenage's indoor market is a lively and friendly hub, filled to the brim with over 130 stalls offering food, drink, homeware, and much, much more. Come along for the afternoon and fill up on delicious produce at the Food Court, settling in and watching the world go by, before perusing the fantastic local stalls - some of which have been here since the dawn of the market in 1973!
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
One of the largest markets in the area, Hitchin Market features over 150 covered stalls for you, family, and friends to browse throughout the week. Set on the riverside, you can relax for the day as you browse and amble, taking in the sights and treating yourself to a treat (or two!). Check out their website to see when the specialist markets are on - Antiques Fair, here we come!
You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local. And that's kind of the same thing. Tring’s Market Place dates back to the early 14th century, and has reopened. Come down every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month in Tring Church Square from 9 to 12.30pm. They have everything on offer from, a wide range of fruit and vegetables, frozen fish, free range eggs, bread, pastries and cakes.
Third Sunday of the month
Put every third Sunday of the month in your diary for a visit to the pretty market town of Berkhamsted. The popular farmers’ market offers food fresh from the producers and hot snacks to keep you going along the way. Londoners can't get enough of this little slice of Herts - don't miss out on the action!
Second Saturday of the month
Take you taste buds on an adventure in the centre of the historic market town of Hertford. Chat away to the local producers and find out about the latest seasonal produce and recipe ideas.
Second Sunday of the month
It's almost impossible to romaine calm at a farmers market. Take a stroll around the St Albans market and enjoy a vibrant shopping experience just opposite the Town Hall. The farmers market is open the second Sunday of each month, from 08:00 to 14:00.
Fourth Sunday of the month
With its independent shops, restaurants and cosy pubs, Harpenden is a perfect destination for a lazy Sunday. Combine this with a monthly farmers’ market and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into a foodie’s dream! Shop the streets for local cheese, hand-crafted gifts and plenty of treats to take home.
Whether it’s gifts for friends or for your own table, the Welwyn Garden City food and craft market has a little of everything. Talk to local producers about delicious food and drink, or while away an hour or two perusing hand-made crafts.
Sometimes all you need is a home-cooked meal for a little comfort. Fresh fruit and veg, milk bread – they’ve got it all at this family-run farm shop. Plus, with so much emphasis on local producers, you can stock up your pantry with food freshly picked from just a few miles away. What could be better than that?
With a whole range of goodies, including cakes, bread, meat, veg, pies and heaps more, you'll be spoiled for choice at Foxholes. Pssst..word on the street is they even have gin up for grabs – you’re welcome.
A butchers, a bakers and…pasta. This North Hertfordshire favourite has all the essentials you need for a family meal. Here you’ll find pasta, sauces, eggs, fruit, veg and local meats to keep you and your family fed and happy. Trust us, this family-run business is fast becoming one of our local heroes.