My Favorite Farmers Market
For any UK readers or anyone visiting, there are some superb markets here. For a comprehensive list there is the National Farmers Market website, however if you are in Yorkshire, then one of my favourites is the Farmers Market in Leeds. The most famous place to shop in Leeds is Kirkgate Market. Outside the Edwardian building is the lively open air market where Michael Marks first opened his Penny Bazaar (1884) which led ultimately to the foundation of Marks & Spencer, one of the UK's most famous department stores.
It's My Favorite Farmers Market Because...
Almost every type of food is sold here. It is not only a farmers market it is also an eclectic mix of foods from around the world. It is like the 'minestrone' soup of farmers markets.
If you are cooking classic British then all your favourite fruits, veg, meat, fish, dairy and game is here. The produce changes with the season and despite the criticism from some that Farmers Markets are more expensive than the supermarket, there are some great bargains to be had.
Tips and Tricks
- The Farmers market happens on a Sunday morning and so traffic on what is normally a very busy city is calm and there are plenty of places to park - try the theatre opposite the market if the car park adjacent is full. The easiest way to travel in from outside Leeds is by train. The market is a 5 minute walk from the station.