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Welsh markets

Our markets are the best places to pick up all our local produce. You can’t buy fresher – and know exactly where the produce came from.

A great way to find out about local produce is by visiting a local Farmer's market. Stroll around the stalls and fill your basket with home-reared beef and lamb, organic poultry, fresh lobster and crab and homemade delicacies like jams and preserves.

Farmers’ Markets have been a feature of Cardiff since 1998. Markets take place in Rhiwbina on Friday mornings and Roath on Saturdays. The original Riverside Farmers' Market runs on Sundays on the Fitzhamon Embankment, opposite the Principality Stadium in the centre of Cardiff.

Aberystwyth Farmers’ Market may be small but made it to the Times top 10 farmer’s markets in the UK in 2011 and won the 2014 Radio 4’s Best Food Market.

Haverfordwest is the second oldest farmers market in Wales and has won a number of awards for its performance, sustainability and impact on its community, It is held every Friday.

Anglesey Farmers’ Market takes place on the third Saturday of each month and offers a range of seasonal produce, fresh crab from the coast and free-range poultry and meat.

We also have a variety of indoor markets in many of our towns and cities. Swansea Market is the largest food market in Wales. Visitors can sample the famous Welsh cockles from the tidal Penclawdd Sands and buy locally caught fresh fish. It’s also a good place to try freshly baked welsh cakes. 

[Stall at Bridgend indoor market]

Find out more information about our local markets at the links below.

Farm shops

Farm shops are also very popular. As you drive around the countryside, look out for the signs for farm shops which can lead you to a real treasure of local produce from the farm and local artisan producers. Some farms also offer an online sales service.

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