At our farmers markets there is more space to shop outside in the fresh air. If you want to avoid the busy times visit in the last hour and avoid any queues.
Outdoors is safer but this is not a reason for complacency, COVID 19 is impacting every business and we have reviewed what we can do to open safely. At every farmers market we have the following measures in place to help keep everyone safe:
We encourage all our customers and stallholders to wear a mask at our markets.
The legal position however, as far as we understand, is that masks are not mandatory.
The Cabinet Office issued the following clarification to the trade association NABMA earlier this week:
“The new measures will extend the requirement to wear a face covering to staff where it already exists for customers in retail environments. This would therefore apply to all indoor market settings (where it currently applies to customers) but not outdoor market settings (where it currently does not).”
Shop local, understand where your food comes from and who is producing it this year. Your farmer's market is the place to buy traditional Christmas fare like free range turkey, free range goose, ham, the best roasting potatoes, sprouts, root vegetables, cheeses, mince pies, cakes and much more. Feel good about the food you serve this Christmas.
Marylebone Farmers Market is in the final 3 for the best farmers market in the UK 2024 after the finalists were revealed by the Farm Retail Association.
November is a good time to buy venison and game which will be plentiful on the markets. The deer population in the UK is at it highest level for almost 1000 years, without any natural predators this number of deer are damaging trees and .
Well, that's not quite true, there is of course lots more than just apples, the grape harvest will be underway in the vineyards and many other fruits and vegetables are coming into abundance this month.
Summer is back (sort of) and even if it isn’t we are all used to market shopping in the rain so BBQing in the rain should be no problem for hardened market shoppers.