Yorkshire is top tier when it comes to sourcing proper, locally-grown produce – and there are some great farmers markets to discover in and around Leeds.
To help you get your hands on the very tastiest local fruit, veg, cheese, and more, we’ve put together a handful of our absolute favourite markets – but trust us when we say that around Leeds we’re absolutely spoilt for choice.
For those who want to get their locally sourced shop on, we’ve pulled a selection of indoor and outdoor markets for you to explore below.
Headingley Farmers’ Market
Taking place every second Saturday of the month, Headingley Farmers’ Market is ethically driven, promising its customers to always provide good quality food direct from local producers – mostly from within a radius of 30 miles, with the exception of the Whitby fish.
On an average weekend, you’ll find over 20 food stalls here selling everything from bread and cakes, to dairy and cheese, meat, fish, eggs, preserves and plants; plus specialist traders with olives, Yorkshire pies, chocolate, Italian and Indian ingredients, and fresh coffee beans. There’s also another market nearby that offers live music.
Where: Rose Garden North Lane Headingley LS6 3JJ
Otley Farmers’ Market
Held on the last Sunday of the month, here at Otley Market Place you’ll find a load of fresh and organic produce, direct from the producer and sourced as locally as possible. From stalls selling interesting different varieties of garlic, to some great gluten-free finds, the market in Otley is highly rated.
Head down to discover a whole host of locally-made bread, jams and honey preserves, fresh eggs, plants and herbs, pies, pork, bacon and beef products, fish, confectionery, local cheeses, handmade chocolates, ostrich meat, mushrooms, fruit, and vegetables, as well as beers from some of Leeds’ local breweries.
Where: 32-34 Market Pl, Otley LS21 3AQ
Oakwood Farmers’ Market
Taking place on the third Saturday of the month at the Oakwood Clock, this market runs from 9 am to 12.30 pm – so you’ll want to get there early to get the best stuff.
Regular stalls here feature local organic vegetables, eggs, rapeseed oil, beef, organic meat, pies, bacon, bread, apple juice, soup, plants, cheese, Italian and local delicatessen savouries and sweet treats.
Where: Oakwood Clock, North Leeds.LS8 1SD
Farsley Farmers’ Market
Taking place on the fourth Saturday of the month between 10 am and 1 pm, here you’ll find a quality range of handcrafted gifts and a market kitchen alongside a solid selection of local producers.
Regular stall holders include Cabbage Patch Bakery, Woods Brownie Co, Beantastic coffee trader, Sian’s India Express, the Yorkshire Chocolatier, the Yorkshire Pie Bakery, Calverley Beekeepers, Country Cheese Store and more.
Where: St Johns Hall and Grounds, New Street, off Farsley Town Street,, Leeds, LS28 5DJ
Feature image – Headingley Farmers’ Market