York Farmers’ Market, Murton
A few weeks ago I spent Saturday morning at York Farmers’ Market, Murton.
The market is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month at the York Auction Centre, just off the A166 (by the A64, Grimston Bar roundabout). It starts at 9.00am and runs until about 12.30pm.
There is ample free parking, toilets and a great cafe selling a range of snacks including bacon or sausage butties for £2 each.
The market was pretty busy with a great array of stalls selling fresh local produce including:
- Fresh beef, pork, lamb and chicken
- Savoury pies and sausage rolls
- Fresh seafood
- Handmade cakes
- Locally grown flowers
- Free range eggs
- Fresh fruit and veg
- Handmade bread
- Handmade traditional jam, marmalade, chutney, cordial and fudge
- Yorkshire oils
- Handmade wooden stools and gifts
- Handmade cards
- Locally made wine
- Ice cream
All the stallholders were very friendly and were eager to talk about their products. It was a great morning out and as usual I bought way more than I was planning on!
I would also like to dispel the myth that shopping at farmers’ markets is more expensive – I managed to buy 5lb of freshly minced beef for just £8 and a big slice of carrot cake for £1.40!
And I can’t finish without giving a quick plug to the main reason I was there – to help my wife on the Wolds Cottage Kitchen stall. Have a look at www.woldscottagekitchen.co.uk to view our range of handmade preserves and see which other events we will be attending.