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Farmers’ markets in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 11:34 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 15 January 2018

These are some of the best farmers' markets in Herts (photo: Peter Wendt on Unsplash)

These are some of the best farmers' markets in Herts (photo: Peter Wendt on Unsplash)

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Farmers’ markets make it easy to buy fresh, healthy food sourced direct from local producers in a charming setting, far removed from the supermarket experience. Here are some of the best farmers’ markets in Hertfordshire

Where: Harpenden

When: Fourth Sunday of the month, Lower High Street, 10am to 2pm

Harpenden Farmers’ Market has a huge selection of produce available including meats, pies, sausages, game, fresh fish, preserves, honey, cheeses, vegetables, dry herbs and spices, flowers and plants, fresh bread, cakes, eggs and other organic produce.

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Where: Berkhamsted

When: Third Sunday of the month, High Street, 10am to 2pm

The vineyard at Frithsden is a popular feature of Berkhamsted Farmers’ Market. Look out for its Solaris 2016 dry white wine – full-bodied, with a nose of tropical fruits and notes of vanilla, honey and raisins. Also here is Grove Farm, which produces lamb traditionally reared, a must-buy at this market. The ever changing stalls include produce including cakes, meats and cheeses.

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Where: Hertford

When: Second Saturday of the month, Hertford Market Place, 8.30am to 1pm

Meet your local producers, sample food, get advice about seasonal produce, find out recipe ideas and special promotions at Hertford’s farmers’ market. Look out for Sawbridgeworth Brewery, which brewed its first beer in 2000 and sells bitters, ales and cider. Try the excellent Dragon’s Blood, a rich malty ale with a deep red colour, hints of toffee and dark chocolate.

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Where: Hatfield

When: First Saturday of the month, White Lion Square, 8.30am to 1pm

Hatfield Farmers’ and Craft Market has more than 50 stalls with a varied mix of seasonal fruit and veg, meats, fish, cheese, pies, pickles and cakes.

The market is certified by the National Farmers’ and Retail Markets Association and aims to bring consumers and producers together and so reduce the distance food travels between farm and shop. There are several organic products on sale and products that, if not strictly organic, are free from pesticides and preservatives. No genetically-modified organisms are knowingly included in any products sold. Parking is available in the town centre and there is ample disabled access.

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Where: Hitchin

When: Last Saturday of the month, Hitchin Market, 8.30am to 3.30pm

This lovely market has more than 30 stalls offering locally-produced meat, poultry and handmade delights, all made or produced within a 30-mile radius of Hitchin. The market runs alongside the general market which is held by the side of St Mary’s Church. The award-winning Wobbly Bottom Farm sells a range of gourmet, soft and hard goat’s cheeses made in small batches from milk produced fresh on the farm just outside the town. Another great attraction is the number of street-food stalls selling the wares of many different countries.

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Where: St Albans

When: Second Sunday of the month, St Peters Street, 8am to 2pm

This market, one of the biggest, occupies space in the heart of St Albans, just outside the town hall, where customers can expect to discover local specialties, mouth-watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, quality meat and game, dairy produce, and freshly-baked cakes and bread. Charity Earth Works runs a stall selling fruit, vegetables, herbs, plants and its own apple juice, honey (from its own hives) and chutney. Buy your goods from here and you will not only get freshly-grown produce but will be supporting the charity too.

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Where: Tring

When: Second and fourth Sunday of the month, Market Place, 9am to 12.15pm

Tring Farmers’ Market started in 1999 to promote local food for local people. Since then, it has grown in size and popularity and now offers a full range of produce including meat, eggs, bacon, cakes, biscuits, preserves, pies, vegetables, cheese, fish and more. It has established a reputation as a friendly shopping experience and its refreshment stall offers shopper the chance to sit and enjoy a cuppa with a hot bacon roll.

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Where: Woolmer Green

When: Fourth Sunday of the month, village hall, 9am to 12.30pm

Run by the parish council, this market sells local meats, cheeses, vegetables and jams as well as cakes. Bridget B’s, winner of the Food & Drink Hero of the Year at the Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017, sells an extensive range of beef, pork, lamb, poultry and game, while there are also delicately-flavoured authentic creations from Meah’s Curry Sauces.

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