Market Days and Farmers’ Markets in Norfolk
Published date: October 2018
Whether it’s a traditional market or a farmers’ market that you are after, in Norfolk there is an abundance of both.
Traditional markets can be found in many Norfolk towns and these usually take place on a set day of the week and sell a wide variety of goods. Of course, there is Norwich market, in the centre of the city, which is open Monday through to Saturday every week, where you can find all manner of stalls.
Farmers’ Markets are becoming increasingly popular, and they are a great place to buy locally produced goods. The products and produce are made and farmed by the stallholders, so it enables visitors to talk directly to the people involved and to support local businesses and farms.
Farmers’ Markets are essential to small producers, many of whom rely on these markets to sell their produce and products. They are a great way to strengthen communities, are good for the local economy and for maintaining local employment. Fresh, healthy produce is sold at Farmers’ Markets and as there is less “food miles” and packaging, they are good for the environment.
Norfolk is a rural county with a vast number of farms all over the region and Farmers’ Markets help preserve this rural way of life. Buying locally produced produce really does make sense, and with so many Farmers’ Markets in Norfolk, it’s easy to do so.
Farmers’ Markets and Country Markets
Held in the Church Hall, Acle Farmers’ Market is on the second Saturday of each month with profits going to Acle Church Funds. Typically, the market sells, fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat, cakes, pastries and bread, honey, beer and jewellery.
9am to 12:30pm St Edmunds Parish Church, Acle, Norfolk, NR13 3BU
The Community Centre in Aldborough plays host to the village’s Farmers’ Market. It takes place on the first Sunday of the month and sells locally produced meat, jams and chutneys, breads and cakes, plants and crafts. It is held in aid of Stepping Stones Pre-school.
9:30am to 12pm, Aldborough Community Centre, Aldborough, Norfolk, NR11 7AA
Find Aylsham Farmers’ Market in the town’s market place on the first Saturday of each month. Stalls include locally reared meat, pies, breads, cakes, seasonal fruit and vegetables, apple juice, local honey and candles.
9am to 1pm, Aylsham Market Place, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6EL
On the 1st Saturday of each month (excluding January) Creake Abbey hosts its market. Stalls include: meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, seasonal flowers, cheeses, cakes, pies, fudge, breads, pickles, preserves, ales, juices and plants.
9:30am to 1pm, Burnham Rd, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9LF
Diss Farmers’ Market is held in the town’s market place on the second Saturday of each month. Buy fresh, locally produced goods direct from the producers such as fresh roasted coffee, pork pies, homemade cakes and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
9am to 1pm, The Market Place, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AB
The Farmers’ Market in Docking is located in the Dr W. E Ripper Hall and takes place each Wednesday. Buy locally produced meat, cheese, Indian food, bread, jams and chutneys, cakes, pies, sweets, chocolates and homemade crafts.
9am to 1pm, Dr W. E Ripper Hall, High Street, Docking, Norfolk, PE31 8NG
Market Place in Fakenham is where you will find Fakenham Farmers’ Market on the fourth Saturday of every month. Visit a wide range of stalls offering produce such as cheese, free range eggs, plants, flowers, meat, fish, soups, chutneys, olives, cakes and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
8:30am to 12pm, Market Place, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9BG
Hoveton Farmers & Producers Market is on the fourth Saturday of the month in Hoveton Village Hall. Fresh local produce and handcrafted gifts that include, seasonal fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries, organic food, chutneys, free-range eggs, cheese, handmade soap and fresh fruit juices.
9:30am to 12:30pm, Hoveton Village Hall, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8SA
Jubilee Hall on George Lane is where you will find Loddon Farmers’ Market the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Buy locally produced food and crafts including meat, fruit and vegetables, fruit juices and cider, jams and marmalades, breads and cakes, jewellery and cards.
9:30am to 1pm, Jubilee Hall, George Lane, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6NB
This monthly Farmers’ Market takes place on the second Saturday of the month, in New Victory Hall. Find a good selection of locally produced food and crafts such as meat, in season fruit and vegetables, cakes, eggs, wool products and plants.
9am to 12pm, New Victory Hall, The Street, Neatishead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8AD
The Farmers’ Market in North Walsham is held in the town’s market place on the last Sunday of each month. Selling locally produced pies, meat, chutneys, fresh fruit and vegetables.
10am to 2pm, Market Place, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9BT
This popular Farmers’ Market takes place in Lopham Village Hall. You will find a wide variety of stalls where you can buy lots of locally produced goods including pressed apple juice, sweet and savoury pastries, cheese, honey, meat, chocolate and preserves. The Farmers’ Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month (except when the market is held on the Sunday before Christmas.)
9am to 12:30pm, Lopham Village Hall, North Lopham, Norfolk, IP22 2LP
Buy fresh produce direct from local farmers and producers on the first and third Saturday of each month. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, chutneys, meat, cakes and much more.
9:30am to 1pm, Poringland Community Centre, Overton’s Way, Poringland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7WB
In Reepham the Country Market is held every Wednesday at the The Bircham Centre. Buy home-grown and hand-crafted goods such as pies, preserves, cakes and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
8am to 11am, The Bircham Centre, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4JJ
Sandringham Farmers’ Market is held on the 4th Sunday of each month, except December when the date varies. There is no market during January. With a good selection of stalls, pick up local seasonal fruit and vegetables, chutneys, jams, eggs, seafood, home-made cakes, meat, cheese, plants, fresh flowers and hand-made crafts.
10am to 3pm, Sandringham Visitor Centre, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN
– in the Town Hall, Stalham Farmers’ Market is on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Buy local seasonal produce such as jams, chutneys, free-range eggs, meat pies, cakes, bread, pastries, real ales and handmade jewellery.
9am to 12pm, the Town Hall, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12 9AH
Taverham and Drayton
This Country Market is on each Friday morning, in Taverham Village Hall. Goods include cakes, pies, preserves, eggs, crafts, gifts, cards and jewellery.
8:30am to 11am, Taverham Village Hall, Sandy Lane, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6JR
The Norwich Farmers’ Market
is located in The Costessey Centre on Longwater Lane every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Find locally produced food stalls offering high quality, fresh and affordable produce.
9:30am to 1pm, The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 5AH
Wymondham Farmers’ Market is held on the third Saturday of each month in Market Place. Locally produced goods are available such as pressed apple juice, traditional Norfolk sausages, seasonal fruit and vegetables and much more.
9am to 1pm, Market Place, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0AD
Traditional market days in Norfolk
Acle - Thursday
Attleborough - Thursday
Aylsham - Monday and Friday
Cromer - Friday
Dereham - Tuesday and Friday
Diss - Friday
Fakenham - Thursday
Great Yarmouth - Wednesday and Saturday
Harleston - Wednesday
Hunstanton - Sunday
Kings Lynn - Tuesday and Saturday
North Walsham - Thursday
Norwich - Monday to Saturday
Sheringham - Wednesday and Saturday
Stalham - Tuesday
Swaffham - Saturday
Thetford - Tuesday and Saturday
Watton - Wednesday
Wymondham - Friday