Farmers’ markets are not just for London hipsters. These regular collections of stalls have grown in popularity in recent years, serving as a place for local produce to be sold to local people.
Attending a farmers’ market is an excellent way to spend an hour or two perusing the tempting goods on offer as well as a great way to pick up something new, grab a bargain, and – just as importantly – to support local businesses.
Birmingham has its fair share of farmers’ markets to choose from – here are just a few.
Held since 2006, this popular market takes place on the first Saturday of the month and sees around 25 stalls selling a wide range of goods, including meat and fish, honey and preserves, chocolate and plants. Why not go along and see what takes your fancy?
A long-established market, Kings Norton market is held each second Saturday of the month. Its stallholders sell a large range of foodstuffs from around the region, from cheese to meat and cakes.
This market has a long history dating back to 1616.
Mac Birmingham Food Market
Taking place on the last Sunday of each month, this market sees producers selling a variety of goods, including rare-breed meat, vegan bakes and organic produce. A great place to try something new.
Birmingham City Centre Fine Food Market
Held on alternate Wednesdays, this popular market is a great place to buy fresh produce such as eggs, meat, biscuits and cakes as well as cider and wine. There’s plenty to choose from.
University of Birmingham
Held monthly on the campus, this market has many locally produced and environmentally friendly goods as well as a range of seasonal produce.
This large long-running market takes place on the last Saturday of each month in Mosely Village. Around 60 stalls will sell everything from fruit and vegetables to cheese, wine, eggs, pies and beer as well as an impressive range of meat you may not be able to source elsewhere.
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The city has plenty of other attractions, too, so you will not be short of places to go and sights to see during your stay.