Farmers' Market ~ Bakewell
The monthly Farmers' Market in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales town of Bakewell (home of the famous Bakewell Pudding!) is a massive success story.
Generally held on the last Saturday of every month from 8.30am to 1.30pm, the event, organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council, is mainly under cover at the Agricultural Business Centre (ABC) in the heart of the stunningly beautiful market town.
With plenty of parking and easy access, Bakewell Farmers' Market is dedicated to encouraging and maintaining environmental sustainability, so most stallholders come from within a 30 mile radius of Bakewell.
While there are some crafts, most of the stalls are dedicated to food and drink, with old favourites like real ales, ciders, wines, mushrooms and large vegetable stalls. A wide range of meats are available, and also stalls providing vegetarian and gluten-free options, plus chocolate, bread, jams and preserves. Look out too for fresh fish, Russian cuisine, game, honey, and a selection of cheeses. Since launching back in 2000, the Farmers' Markets in Bakewell has expanded gradually over the years and continues to thrive, with around 50 stalls today. This spectacular event is now firmly established on the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District calendar.
The atmosphere generated is first class and the spin-off is that local hotels and businesses in and around Bakewell reap the benefits of the trade generated by the Farmers' Markets.
If your visit to the area doesn't coincide with this particular market, please note that the District Council also organises a weekly stallmarket in Bakewell town centre every Monday, maintaining a remarkable tradition that dates back to 1330. For more details about the District Council's markets go online to www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/markets, call the Agricultural Business Centre on 01629 813 777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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