Farmers’ Markets – Find A Farmers’ Market Near St Ives Cornwall
Cornwall does local produce exceptionally well. We grow so much down here that is no surprise. We also have AMAZING small local businesses who bake, cook and preserve, creating a wealth of delicious food high in goodness and low in food miles and packaging.
Here is my list of our local Farmers’ Markets in and around St Ives Cornwall
St Ives Farmers’ Market
When: weekly on a Thursday from 9:30am – 2pm
Where: The Guildhall in St Ives on Street-an-Pol
St Ives Farmers’ Market is the farmers’ market closest to my heart. I love the place and visit it most weeks. It is brimming full of local producers and there is often something new and exciting to try.
St Ives Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 9:30am to 2pm in The Guildhall in St Ives. If you walk down Street-an-Pol (near Weatherspoons off Tregenna Hill) you will see the wares brimming out of the hall at the side of The Guildhall.
I love the ethos behind St Ives Farmers’ Market. They say that any business that grows, bakes, rears, catches, smokes, brews or cures local food (within 30 miles of St Ives) is eligible to take part in the market. They favour free range and organic and the majority of the stalls sell food or drink. They really try to have a varied range of stalls and try to avoid having stalls selling similar things. This makes for a very interesting farmers’ market.
St Ives Farmers’ Market do have a very good website with details of lots about their regular stall holders. Click here to visit it.
Penzance Farmers’ Market
When: weekly on a Friday from 9am to 1pm
Where: St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 2QR
Penzance has been a market town for centuries but sadly the farmers’ market died off in the 1990s. Hurrah for Penzance though, it was resurrected with a passion in March 2009 and has been going strong ever since!
Penzance Farmers’ Market is all about quality local food. All of the producers grow, rear and create their products nearby, bringing home made and unique tastes to the market whilst cutting down on food miles.
The types of stalls you can except to see at Penzance Farmers’ Market are locally grown fruit and veg, local meat, breads and baked goods, amazing gluten free cakes (my Mum especially likes these!), deli foods, honey, eggs, Indian food and so much more. My mouth is watering just writing about it!
Every October, Penzance Farmers’ Markethosts a special Apple Day in celebration of harvest and especially of Cornish apples.
Penzance Farmers’ Market have a good facebook page here. Check it out and see what they have on offer this week!
Penzance Country Market
When: weekly on a Thursday from 8:30am – 12:30pm
Where: St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 2QR
Penzance Country Market (not to be confused with Penzance Farmers’ Market) has been going strong in Penzance for over 50 years! It started out as a Womens Institute Market, but is now run as a co-operative as part of the national-wide Country Market group.
You can expect to find a range of stalls selling locally grown fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers. You can also get honey, preserves, baked goods and fresh local meat and poultry.
Penzance Country Market have a facebook page here. They don’t post on it very often but it does give you some good information.
St Erth Farmers' Market
When: weekly on a Saturday from 10am to 12pm
Where: St Erth Methodist Hall
Local produce are sold which include cakes, flowers, crafts, plants, curries, fresh fish, fresh pork, fresh beef, cards, Jim's bread, Kathy's pasties and other home cooking. Refreshments are provided by St Erth Organisations on rotation. There are a few vacancies for new stall-holders, enquiries welcome, please contact Marilyn on 757030.
Paul Farmers’ Market
When: weekly on a Wednesday from 10am to 12pm
Where: The Village Hall, Paul, Penzance, TR19 6UG
Paul Farmers’ Market is jointly run by the local church. It is really all about very small, local producers, and you will find lots of small scale producers who only exhibit here.
You usually get a good array of stalls selling locally grown vegetables, meat, preserves, bread, cakes, milk, eggs plus some craft stalls too.
They don’t have a website or facebook page that I know about – let me know if I’m wrong!
Pendeen Farmers’ Market
When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am to 1pm
Where: Centre of Pendeen, Church Road, Pendeen Cornwall
Pendeen Farmers’ Market is a really popular market, especially with locals. They have a super range of stalls, all from local producers selling things like fruit and vegetables, free-range meat and poultry, eggs, plants, breads and baked goods. You can also get Cornish clotted cream and cheeses.
Pendeen Farmers’ Market have a good facebook page here.
St Buryan Farmers’ Market
When: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Where: St Buryan Village Hall, St Buryan
St Buryan Farmers’ Market aims to try and have enough of a range of produce for you to purchase your weekly shop there! They have a range of local producers from fruit and vegetables, meat, bread, eggs, milk and honey to arts and craft stalls too. Also available are local plants and flowers at very reasonable prices!
St Buryan Farmers’ Market have a good facebook page here
Sennen Farmers’ Market
When: every Tuesday from 9am to 12pm
Where: Sennen Community Centre, Sennen, TR19 7AW
Sennen Farmers’ Market is a really popular market that has between 30 to 50 stalls. It was established in 2010 and has really grown over the years to showcase the best of locally grown produce, freshly made foodstuffs and handmade arts and crafts.
Sennen Farmers’ Market regularly attracts over 700 visitors and has won several awards including Tase of the West ‘Best farmers market’ and Cornwall Living’s ‘Best Cornish Market’
Sennen Farmers’ Market has a good facebook page here.
Solomon Browne Farmers' Market
When: every Monday from 8:30am to 12pm
Where: Solomon Browne Hall in Mousehole
A weekly market full of lovely local produce. You can find out more information here >>
Camborne Produce Market
When: every Friday from 9am to 2pm
Where: Commercial Square, Trelowarren Street, Camborne, Cornwall
Camborne Produce Market is a good old traditional town market selling fantastic food and crafts. They have recently been named as one of the best farmers’ markets in Cornwall!
The stalls are usually made up of locally produced fruit and vegetables, olives, honey, eggs, bread and baked goods and craft.
Camborne Produce Market also have a number of “fix it” stalls where you can take items to be repair or knives to be sharpened.
Camborne Produce Market have a good facebook page here.