Eat Well! Fabulous Farmers Markets and Farm Shops in the Peak District
Mouthwatering Local Produce at Buxton farmers Markets

You’re completely spoilt for choice for farmers and other produce in the Peak District. Here is our list of favourite markets which are heavy on selling local produce. So, if you want a self-catering holiday where you can buy, cook and eat deliciously well while keeping your food travel miles low, view our recommended list of Peak District markets. You’ll find the necessary ‘what, where and when’ information for all the markets mentioned, at the bottom of this article. It’s been written by Mrs Boast - a local woman how knows the National Park well.

Over to you, Mrs Boast...

One of our favourite past-times when holidaying in the Peak District is visiting the farmers markets and enticing foodie shops.

Bakewell Farmer’s Market is one of the largest farmers markets in the UK and generally takes place on the last Saturday of every month, except for December. We advise getting there early to stock up on your favourite goodies in case the stallholders sell out. The market takes place undercover at the Agricultural Business Centre less than two minutes’ walk from the centre of Bakewell. There is ample parking adjacent to the farmer’s market with straightforward access for wheelchairs and prams.

Valley View  in Dovedale  Click to view

The Buxton Farmers Market is also a great one to visit with farmers, growers and producers all selling directly to the public. Some of the choices on offer includes locally reared meats, home baked cakes, loaves of bread and handmade chocolates, smoked fish and pates and locally grown vegetables. It is held in the Pavilion Gardens usually on the first Thursday in the month. There is easy disabled access.

Another good market to visit is the Leek Fine Food market held every third Saturday of the month. Homemade pies and cakes, local cheeses, speciality preserves, artisan bread and locally produced ice cream, locally farmed meats, honey and much more besides. All stalls are located in Leek Market Place.

Some of the other farmer’s markets well worth a visit are Chesterfield (second Thursday of the month), Belper (second Saturday of the month), Hathersage (first Saturday of the month) and Matlock (third Saturday of the month).

Riverside House, Buxton. Sleeps 12. Click to View

We also love visiting Chatsworth Farm Shop when we are staying in the Peak District (and why not take in Chatsworth House at the same time?). It is open nearly all year round except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and it really is one of the best farm shops in the country. 

Some of the delights include the butcher’s counter, fresh fish counter, fresh fruit and vegetables, an amazing delicatessen and a great selection of wines and beers. There is plenty of parking even on busy weekends and helpful staff to guide you to foodie heaven.

Finally, if you are staying in the Peak District and want to make the most of your self-catering cottage’s kitchen, we highly recommend Sauced Here (you may have seen them on the recent BBC Countryfile programme on the Peak District). Luke from Sauced Here runs an online shopping company where all the products listed are sourced from the Peak District. He will deliver to any location in the Peak District. We love the fresh meat and cheeses that he supplies - a great treat for a holiday cottage break.  

 

How and where to find the Markets in this blog:

Sauced Here: Delivered to Your Holiday Cottage

Sauced Here:

Website: https://saucedhere.co.uk/

When: 365 days of the year

Time: Online 24/7 Orders delivered.

Find it at:

Unit 1

Longstone Lane

Ashford-in-the-Water

Derbyshire

DE45 1NH

T: 07842 302 210

 

Chatsworth Farm Shop:

https://www.chatsworth.org/shop-dine/farm-shop

When: Open all year apart from Boxing day and New Year’s Day

Time 9.00am – 6.00pm

Find this market at: 

Chatsworth

 Bakewell

 Derbyshire

 DE45 1PP

 

Leek Fine Food market

Website: https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/whats-on/leek-fine-food-market-p813691

When: 3rd Saturday of the month

Find this market at: Leek Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5HH

Tel: 07766 160492

 

Bakewell Farmers Market: 

Website: https://www.whatsonbakewell.co.uk/regular-events/bakewell-farmers-market

Find it at: Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell. DE45 1AH

Tel: 01629 813777 

When: Last Saturday of the month

Time: 9.00m-2.00pm

 

Buxton Farmers market:

Website: https://www.visitbuxton.co.uk/farmers-markets/

Find it at: The Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE

When: First Thursday in the month

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

 

Chesterfield Artisan Market:

https://www.chesterfield.co.uk/events/chesterfield-artisan-market/

Find it at: Market Place, Chesterfield

Tel: 07789 181677

When: Last Sunday in the month

Time: 10.00 – 4.00pm

Belper Farmers Market:

https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/whats-on/belper-farmers-market-p753511

When: 2nd Saturday of the month

Time: 

Find it at: Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1HX

Tel: 01773 822116

Hathersage Farmers Market:

Website: http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/hathersage-farmers-market-c10491.html

When: Monthly at weekends. These vary but are listed on the website 

Time: 10:00am – 3.00pm

Find it at: Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley

Tel: 07814 311181