Haddington Farmers’ Market commenced on a sunny Saturday morning in April 2000 with a great variety of stalls, quality produce and friendly, cheerful stall holders.
The Market has grown, not only with its reputation for excellent produce and variety of stalls, but in its standing within the community of East Lothian and Scotland.
The friendly atmosphere, the tantalising smells of barbeque cooking, the aroma of fresh bread and home-baking, the tasty samples, guest stalls and the availability of recipe leaflets and first hand advice all add to the success of the Haddington Farmers’ Market.
The History of the Market
The quality of the produce and the variety of the stalls, of which there are over 20, ensures Haddington Farmers’ Market leads the way in popularity, attracting not only East Lothian inhabitants but those from further a field, who go on to spend an enjoyable day in the locality.
It is a great community attraction, an excellent showcase for local produce where you can obtain a wide range of first-class produce from bacon and eggs, to fish and pate; from venison to beef, lamb and pork – not forgetting fresh vegetables, plants, crafts, honey, ice cream, cheese, ciders, liqueur, home baking and so on. The list is endless and the variety tremendous.
Working with the local community is important to Haddington Farmers’ Market. Local musicians, charities, chefs and other organisations participate in and enhance the experience of Haddington Farmers’ Market by bringing their expertise and talent to add to the enjoyment and total experience of this friendly and inspiring event
The Ethos of the Market
Why Haddington Farmers’ Market is so popular is the strict criteria stall holders have to adhere to.
‘Only products that have been produced by the farmer, stallholder on their premises can be sold on the stall units. Products that are bought in or sourced cannot be sold on the stall.’
Thereby ensuring customers of Haddington Farmers’ Market, receive the very best of what is available locally.