Come on in to
Tavistock
Farmers' Market!

Welcome into Tavistock Farmers' Market, held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of every month in Bedford Square, in front of the impressive crenellated Town Hall.

Take a stroll around our website to learn more about our market. Click on one of the buttons on the right to find out more about the idea of Farmers' Markets; the produce we have available, our stallholders, and how to find us!

The buttons on the left will help you to find your way around the rest of our site, where you'll find helpful information to plan a day out around your trip into Tavistock Farmers' Market, and information about becoming a trader and selling at the market.
About Tavistock Farmers Market
The idea for a Farmers Market in Tavistock came out of a project on sustainable food undertaken by West Devon Environmental Network (West DEN) . The first pilot market was held in July 2000, to test the water and see whether a regular market could be justified. Surveys were undertaken at that market and the economic evidence alone was sufficient to show that the Farmers Market was an asset for the town and should continue. There was overwhelming support for a regular farmers market on Bedford Square, which is a perfect venue, set against the backdrop of the Town Hall, the Church and the Bedford Hotel.

The markets are now held on the second and fourth Saturdays every month. The Association employs two members of staff - a market manager and a stalls assembler.

The Association's philosophy is very much based around local food as well as contributing to the vitality of Tavistock as a market town. As such it has strict criteria that have to be adhered to by the farmers and producers, as well as health and safety legislation, ensuring that the markets are a healthy, educational and entertaining experience for shoppers as well as providing a market outlet for local producers. Entertainment is a key feature of the Tavistock markets and they have so far featured a jazz band, a harpist and a silver band. Further developments to keep the markets vibrant included the introduction of themes, starting with an apple theme for the October market (Apple Day), a composting promotion, a daffodil event, and further events planned throughout 2003/4.

Hire our Stalls for your Event!
The stalls used at Tavistock Farmers' Market are available for hire to be used at other events - for more information about hiring this equipment, click here.

 

 

Tavistock Farmers' Market

What is a farmers' market?
Produce available at Tavistock Farmers' Market
Meet the Stall Holders at Tavistock Farmers' Market
How to find Tavistock Farmers' Market
Tavistock Farmers' Market Association