Farmers Markets are a very popular way to spend a morning or afternoon – browsing the stalls and stopping to try the food. They are often in attractive venues, close to other places to visit.
Essex has quite a number of markets, selling a variety of food, drink and other goods. Most take place once a month on a Saturday or Sunday. We’ve brought together a selection of markets across the county. Hopefully there will be one to suit you.
** THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS CAUSED A NUMBER OF MARKETS TO SUSPEND THEIR ACTIVITIES. WATCH OUT FOR AN UPDATED LISTING IN 2022**
The Bell Inn Farmers Market is held on the greensward outside (and is organised by) the Bell Inn, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8LL, on the last Sunday of the month, 9am to 1pm.
Blackmore Farmers’ Market held in Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore CM4 0QW. on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Featuring local food producers and some local craft stalls. Long established market running since November 2004.
Burnham on Crouch Farmers Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Carnival Hall, Devonshire Road, Burnham on Crouch from 9am to 12.30pm.
Coggeshall Farmers Market is held in the village hall and the first Sunday of the month, starting in March.
Colchester Farmers Market has moved to the piazza of The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, on the first Friday of each month (the second Friday in June 2022).
Hylands House outside Chelmsford holds a farmers market on the third Sunday of every month, March through December between 10am & 4pm, when the house and gardens are also open without charge.
Matching Tye Farmers Market is held every 3rd Saturday of the Month, 10am-12midday in Matching Tye Village Hall, Matching Tye, CM17 0QS
Wivenhoe Market is a community-run market held on the third Saturday of each month. Stalls are a mix of local farm produce, food and drink and locally made arts and crafts.
Contact us here if you know of any other Essex Farmers Markets that we can include in the list.