Farmers’ markets in Edinburgh offer the best Scottish foods
- Edinburgh Guide
- 16 February 2011
Do as the locals do and head to Edinburgh’s weekly farmers’ market to stock up on some of the best produce grown in Scotland
Farmers’ markets have been held in Scotland for over ten years, and have become a mainstay of any serious foodie’s calendar. Edinburgh farmers’ market, in the shadow of the castle, is so popular it takes place every Saturday, allowing locals to make it part of their weekly shop. Even if you’re just here for the weekend, make sure you don’t miss it. Some of the city’s finest restaurants source their ingredients here.
As one of the most popular markets to pitch up at, stallholders vary from week to week, though the type of product available stays the same. And unless you get there early, you might find yourself in a queue or fighting off a regular to get the last of those much-sought-after venison sausages. There are regular cooking demos and other entertainments, as well as plenty of ‘food to go’ on offer, meaning you can munch while you browse.
Stallholders are always happy to talk about what they’re selling and in many cases will let you taste a sample before you buy. From rich honey and lush soft fruits to award-winning meats, the freshest seafood and deliciously different cheeses, Edinburgh farmers’ market is a welcome assault on the senses.
Edinburgh Farmers’ Market
Castle Terrace. Every Saturday, 9am–2pm 0131 652 5940