A Guide to North Cornwall Markets/Farmers Markets
As a family-run business in the heart of our community using fresh local produce, we know the importance of shopping from and supporting the local economy. That is why we have put together a small guide to some of the best Markets and Farmers Markets nearby. If you have any ideas that we’ve missed, make sure to tell us.
- Wadebridge Country Market
When: Every Thursday 8.45am-12.30pm
Where: Town Hall, Wadebridge, PL27 7AQ
Wadebridge Country Market is a traditional co-operative scheme. Stallholders and traders share responsibilities such as setting up in the morning and packing away in the afternoon. They also share tables and the running of the market. There is a variety fresh, local, and home-made produce available, such as baked goods, preserves, eggs, honey, crafts, plants, vegetables, meat, flowers and more. Wadebridge Country Market has a great local reputation for having quality items from quality sellers. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
- Bodmin Farmers Market
When: Every 3rd Saturday of the Month 10.00am-14.00pm
Where: Bodmin Nursery, PL30 5JU
Held in the beautiful location of Bodmin Plant Nursery surrounded by mother nature, Bodmin Farmers Market is a food lover’s dream. The open indoor space creates a wonderfully intimate experience that can sometimes get lost in bigger market hustle and bustle. You’ll be able to find plenty of locally sourced and produced products such as meats, cheeses, baked goods, and preserves. Free parking is available. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
- Tavistock Farmers Market
When: Every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday of each month 9.00am-13.30pm
Where: Bedford Square, Tavistock, PL19 0AL
The award-winning Tavistock Market is held in the thriving and bustling town square, surrounded by beautiful architecture. The market itself is full of bountiful goods and produce from local farmers, growers and producers. Everything you see will be from the local area, made and grown by hand. Tavistock Market has received the ‘Gold’ award from Taste of the West 2016, an award they have been given for the second year running. They are also named as Devon Life’s ‘Best Farmers’ Market’. Parking is available all day for £2 in most council car parks. For more information, visit their website.
- Pendeen Car Boot Sale at Stratton
When: Every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday between April and the end of October 13.20pm-17.00pm
Where: Bude, A39, Stratton, Bude EX23 9AA
Pendeen Car Boot Sale at Stratton has been dubbed by some of the locals as the “best ‘boot in Cornwall”. After taking a look at their Facebook page and reviews, it’s easy to see why. A team of volunteers organised the events every year, with one of their main goals being to raise money for their chosen charities. Since being founded in 2003, they have managed to raise a whopping £110,654. With so much variety from sellers, and great refreshment and toilet facilities, Pendeen Car Boot Sale at Stratton is a great day out for all the family. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
- Hayle Car Boot Sale
When: Every Sunday from April 1st, 2018 from 8:00 am
Where: Hayle RFC, Marsh Lane, Hayle, TR27 4PS
Hayle Car Boot sale is held at the Hayle Rugby Football Club. The great space allows for Hayle Car Boot sale to one of the biggest around. With such great variety of sellers and stallholders, you are certain to find a few bargains that catch your eye. There are great refreshment facilities available with all sorts of tastes to choose from. It’s no wonder that people from all over the country come back again and again. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Here are some super top tips to make the most of your trip.
- Big bags and small change. Always be prepared to provide your own bags, the stronger the better especially after you’ve bought a couple of kilos of potatoes. Not only is it better for the environment, it’ll save you the dreaded moment of finding the bag has split and the onions have fallen out. Take a small purse full of change. A good guide is to have £20 in £1 coins. Leave the cards at home where they’re safe.
- Know your seasons. The best fresh produce is the ones that are in season. The taste is fresher, the colour seems brighter, and the prices are cheaper. It is best to do your research before you go and to make a plan. This way you’ll know how much of something you’ll need, what to do with it, and buying things you’ll just end up wasting. If you’re unsure of how to cook something, ask the seller. They should be able to give you lots of inspiration.
- Be early or go late. There are pros and cons of going either early to a market or turning up late. If you show up early you will have the first pick of all the best deals and products on offer. However, if you show up late you’re more likely to get a better price but less quality. All the best looking and interesting products are gone and the trader wants to sell as much as they can before they pack up for the day.
After you’ve spent the day bargain hunting you’re going to need a hearty, filling, quality tasting dinner to finish the day. Make a reservation for our locally famous evening service from 6 pm. Call 01208 863498 to book a table or if you would like more information. Alternatively, you can fill in our table enquiry form and one of our team will call you back as soon as possible.