Why not sample quality fresh local food and drink with a visit to one of these farmers' markets? Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and have a chat with the passionate people behind your food. Many also include craft makers and artists showcasing their beautiful handcrafted work.
Depending on the season, you'll find a wide range of homemade produce, sometimes organic, from lamb, pork, beef, poultry and game, to fruit and vegetables, beer and cider, pies, cakes, biscuits, artisan bread, honey, jams, oils, chutneys, sauces, soups, chocolate and more. For the gardening enthusiast, you'll often find a range of herbs, plants and shrubs too.
As well as enjoying great tasting produce, by buying direct you'll be helping the local economy and farming communities which maintain much of the outstanding landscape in the North York Moors.
Can't wait until the next market? Luckily you'll find many market towns hold traditional weekly markets and Country Markets and plenty of farm shops on your doorstep selling fresh produce, and usually stocking other Yorkshire food and drink, and tasty treats too.
The Hovingham Village Market is a previous winner of the Yorkshire Life Farmers' Market of the Year.
First Saturday of every month (10.30am-1.30pm). No market in January, extra Christmas market in December. Dates for 2022: 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 and 17 December
Malton Monthly Food Market - Second Saturday of the month (9am - 3pm) from March until December. Over 35 food and drink stalls. Set in and around the Milton Rooms and located in Malton’s central Market Place with live music and cooking. The annual Food Lovers Festival is an additional events - dates for 2022 are: 3-5 June and 27-29 August.
First Thursday every month (8.30am - 1pm) in The Old Post Office Yard (off Market Place, opposite White Swan)
Run by social enterprise Food First, find Saltburn Farmers' Market outside Sainsbury's, Milton Street on the second Saturday of the month from February until December (excluding August) (9am - 3pm). More details on their Facebook page.
36 stallholders selling organic vegetables, meat, British charcuterie, chocolates, plants and more. First Saturday monthly (9am - 2pm) in the Market Square, Stokesley
The Northern Makers' Market in Stokesley runs on the third Saturday of the month.
Wykeham Village Market is held weekly on Fridays (8am to 1pm)
In The Hillyard car park opposite the Downe Arms, Wykeham
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