By shopping nearby we’re saving on the food miles and supporting our community by putting money back into the area and those that farm it and look after it.
If you’re keen to do the same, then here are a few markets in the area for you to try out:
Minehead Farmers’ Market is held in the centre of the town on The Parade, Park Street every Friday from 8.30am until 2pm. You’ll find everything you need for a week’s food shopping and more. The bonus being it’s sold by the people who produce it. Producers come either weekly or fortnightly and sell a wide selection of local produce, including: bread, cakes, fish (salt and fresh water), lamb, pork, beef, venison, chicken, duck, eggs, milk, cheese, butter, vegetables, strawberries, herbs, chutneys, jellies, jams, apple juice, beer, marshmallows and chocolate. To find out more, please visit www.mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk/
Minehead Country Market also takes place in the seaside town every Friday morning from
9am until 11.30am indoors in the Quaker Meeting House on Bancks Street in Minehead and sells similar products to the town’s farmers’ market as well as handcrafted items.
Junction 24’s Saturday Indoor Farmers’ Market in Bridgwater is held weekly, every Saturday from 9am until 2pm. Stalls include a butcher, fruit and vegetables, a fishmonger, a bakery and much more! There is an ample car park, which is free too.
Also, in Bridgwater is Castle Market, which is held every Friday between 9am and 2pm in Fore Street in the town. It sells meat, bread, fruit and veggies.
Last, but not least, is Dulverton Market deep in Exmoor. It takes place on the last Saturday of the month from April until September and includes all manner of food items and crafts. For further details www.dulvertonfarmersmarket.co.uk/.