A Farmers' Market is a venue for local producers to sell fresh, local ingredients direct to customers.
There are three golden rules that should apply to a genuine Farmers' Market these are:
- Producers must be local, defined as within a specified radius of the market site
- Producers must sell only their own produce (bakers etc should use a minimum of one local ingredient)
- The person behind the stall must be the producer, a close family member or an employee directly involved in the production
When you shop at the Farmers’ Market you have the freedom to ask questions about what you are buying of the person behind the stall.
Farmers' Markets are the subject of routine checking by Food Safety Officers from your local Environmental Health and Trading Standards Department, who may visit you on the day a market is held. In addition, the farm or other premises from which you operate may also be subject to inspection.
Local Farmers' Markets include:
- Oundle - on the Market Place every 2nd Saturday of month
- Higham Ferrers - on the Market Square the last Saturday of every month
Please contact the local town councils direct to obtain further information relating to dates or reserving a pitch.