A selection of Farmers Markets is listed here that are held in or close to the Norfolk Coast AONB providing produce from the area. With most Farmers Markets held monthly and some only seasonal obtaining accurate up-to-date information is difficult so we would appreciate users and organisers to help provide any additional details, changes or missing locations to our office.
The farmers market movement has grown dramatically from its beginnings in Bath in 1997 and there are several farmers markets in Norfolk and the surrounding counties. Since the words farmers market cannot be legally protected, in 2002 the National Association of Farmers Markets launched Certification to distinguish genuine farmers markets from imitators attempting to cash-in on the popularity of local food. Certified Farmers Markets are independently verified as working to nationally agreed guidelines. The guidelines state that the produce on sale must have originated on the stallholders farm or premises (reared, grown, baked, brewed or pickled) and the stall must be staffed by those involved in production. They must have travelled only a defined distance to reach the market, often this is 30 miles but it can be greater depending on local conditions.
Acle Farmers Market
Location: Church Rooms, St Edmunds Parish Grounds, Acle NR13 3BU (opposite Budgens)
When: 2nd Saturday of the month, 9am - 12.30pm
The selection of goods varies with the season. Generally a selection of vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, bread and cakes, fruit juices and dairy products.
FARMA Certified Farmers Market
Tel: 01493 700414
Facebook: Acle Farmers Market
Aylsham Farmers Market
Aylsham Country Market
Location: Town Hall, Aylsham
When: Every Friday morning 08:30 - 12:00 noon
The Country Market is a countrywide co-operative, selling local produced food, e.g. cakes, desserts, savouries, breads as well as preserves, plants, flowers, eggs, meat and craft items.
Aylsham Country Market is one of 12 markets in Norfolk.
Bayfield Farmers' Market
A new farmers' market in North Norfolk. 3rd Saturday of every month. Local artisan produce, wares, street food and vintage at Manor Farm, Glandford NR25 7JP
Free Parking. Facebook: @bayfieldfarmersmarketnorfolk
Creake Abbey Farmers Market
Location: Creake Abbey, North Creake NR21 9LF
When: On the 1st Saturday of each month (excluding January)
Creake Abbey hosts its award-winning market. 55+ stall holders come with fresh local meat including rare breed pork, Aberdeen Angus beef, chickens reared with no antibiotics, fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers in season, cheeses, cakes, tarts (savoury and sweet), pies, fudge, artisan breads, pickles, rapeseed oil, vinegars, preserves, local ales, juices and plants. A number of exceptional pre-prepared dishes are on sale all made with local ingredients (and some exotic spices!).
Tel: 07801 418907
Docking Local Products Market
Location: Ripper Memorial Hall, High Street, Docking PE31 8NG
When: Every Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Docking local produce & products market - Norfolk's original weekly village market providing funding for the village hall
Fakenham Farmers Market
Location: Market Square, Fakenham
When: 4th Saturday of the month (3rd in some Decembers) 8.30am - 12 noon
'A wide variety of fresh local fare, organic foods and quality locally grown produce, plus entertainment and a great atmosphere make this a wonderfully traditional Norfolk market. Traceability, low 'food miles' and a fine choice of quality foodstuffs, plus local crafts, plants and flowers'
Tel: 01328 862702
Neatishead Farmers Market
Location: Victory Hall, Neatishead
When: 2nd Saturday of the month 9am - 12noon
8+ stalls with fish, meat, alpaca wool products, bakery, eggs and game
Tel: 01692 536354
Location: Market Place
When: Usually last Sunday of the month, 10am -- 2pm
Local producers of foods, drink, arts and crafts.Including live entertainment
North Walsham also has a busy traditional market every Thursday
Sandringham Farmers Market
Location: Sandringham Park Visitor Centre, Sandringham PE35 6EN
When: 4th Sunday of the month 10am - 3pm
Range of produce including meats, cheeses, veggies, jams, pickles, chutneys, eggs, seafoods, olive products, plants, handmade textiles and jewellery
Tel: 07717 744441
Contact: Derrick Tooke
Stalham Farmers Market
Location: Town Hall, Stalham, NR12 9AH
When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 9am - 12noon
Providing a range of local seasonal produce including free range eggs, pork, bread, cakes and pastries, real ale, chutney, jams and marmalades, vegetables and plants + many other goods
Tel: 07436 639453
Facebook: Stalham Farmers Market
Weybourne Farmers Market
Location: Village Square, Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Weybourne, Nr Holt, NR25 7HW
When: April to October 10am - 4pm on selected Sundays
Free admission. Offers a wide range of high quality local arts, crafts, drinks and food. Refreshments available along with plenty of parking, toilets, restaurants, bars, playgrounds. Well behaved dogs, and kids welcome!
We have listed here the markets in or near the AONB that we have been able to obtain details of. There are other regular or occasional events and gatherings that offer local produce in Norfolk and throughout the country for consumers to support local producers.
Some further sources of information for Norfolk local produce markets include: