What could be nicer when you come to visit a local area than to sample some of the finest local Welsh produce on offer, and even to take some back with you as reminder of your visit?
Farmers markets are a great way to be able to try different types of local produce; with fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy produce on offer, and of course some great local beer and cider!
Porthmadog Local Produce Market
9am – 2pm Last Saturday of the month at Porthmadog Arts Centre
There are some fantastic producers at this very local farmers market in Porthmadog. All are local and from the area or roundabouts- there are artisan bakers, local lamb suppliers, products such as indulgent chocolates, freshly roasted coffee, and even more exotic finds like locally grown olives. Come early to make the most of what’s on offer.
Anglesey Farmers Market
9am – 1pm Third Saturday of the month at David Hughes School, Menai Bridge
The gem of this market is that it is close to the coast and you’ll notice that with the fresh crab on offer. The market is located in the school with free parking outside. A wide range of suppliers can be found including the Anglesey Apple Company, who make fruit juices, and Camaes Bay Lobster and Crab.
Dolgellau Farmers Market
10am – 2pm 3rd Sunday of each month (except January and February)at Eldon Square Dolgellau
Dolgellau Farmers Market reopens again on March 20th so you can start writing your produce list now! The market not only offers a range of goods but also has local crafts on sale. From fresh bread and coffee to local Welsh meat and eggs, this lively market brings Dolgellau to life on Sundays when it’s in the square.
Marchnad Ffermwyr Dinas Mawddwy Farmers Market
10am to 2pm on Sundays at Camlan Garden Centre
Marchnad Ffermwyr Dinas Mawddwy farmers market operates all year round. A list of dates can be found here.
This market has some real tasty offerings including all the usual favourites such as meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables plus special extras including Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam! Next year you’ll be even be able to order vegetable boxes. The next market is on Sunday 13th January so no waiting until the spring either!
Conwy Farmers Market
10am to 2pm on Wednesdays at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve
Held on a weekday at the local nature reserve, Conwy Farmers Market offers the best seasonal produce from the local area. The market is held next to the visitors centre at RSPB Conwy and in bad weather will be undercover. You can visit the RSPB shop and coffee shop for free too, or head round the reserve for a small charge (or for free if you’re an RSPB member) so why not combine visiting both and make a morning of it.
Visiting a farmers market can be a great part of your visit to North Wales. Why not combine a stay at our hotel in Porthmadog with a visit to the Porthmadog farmers market or a trip to one of the other markets further afield?