On the first Friday of every month, the centre of Newcastle is buzzing with people browsing fresh fruit and vegetables, picking up kitchen staples, sampling cheeses and stocking up on spices. For those who live in Newcastle, the farmers’ market is firmly on the calendar, while those visiting the city are pleased to discover such a variety of vibrant, bright produce – it’s easy to while away a morning exploring it.
Newcastle’s monthly farmers’ market is located around Grey’s Monument in central Newcastle and only features local wares. It offers a true taste of Newcastle and the Tyne and Wear region, as strict criteria for traders means that all produce sold at a stall must be raised, grown or produced within 50 miles of the monument. So, not only will you be treated to an exceptional array of food, you can potter around the market knowing that you are supporting local businesses.
If it’s a Sunday morning meander along the river you’re after, then you might be interested in the Quayside Market, which flanks the riverbanks every weekend. It’s the perfect place to pick up a lazy Sunday snack, like a warming burger on a frosty morning or a coffee and a cake to indulge in by the water’s edge. You can keep up to date with all the markets on Twitter @Nclmarkets.