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6 farmers' markets you must visit in The Cotswolds

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Being the homeland to generations of farmers, it’s no surprise that The Cotswolds is buzzing with farmers’ markets. You'll find one in nearly every town or village! When planning a trip to The Cotswolds, it's worth seeking out your nearby market as a way to support and explore local food growers and businesses. Whether you're shopping for freshly picked, seasonal ingredients or tasty baked treats, we have the perfect market for you in our round-up.

Stroud Farmers’ Market

When: Every Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Cornhill Market Place & Surrounding Streets, Stroud


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A multi award-winning market, Stroud Farmers’ Market is the largest and most popular in the UK, with 45 - 60 stalls each week selling a mixture of local produce and culinary creations from artisans. There are plenty of hot food stalls too for those that want something delicious cooked up right then and there.

Cheltenham Farmers’ Market

When: 2nd and last Friday of every month, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Long Garden, The Promenade, Cheltenham


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On the pedestrianised area of the Promenade, outside Cavendish House, Cheltenham Farmers’ Market is an award-winning market made up of more than 30 bustling stalls. With an incredible range of produce including meats and charcuterie, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and plants, this market is a great opportunity to sample and buy locally grown and made produce from Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.

Stow-on-the-Wold Farmers’ Market

When: 2nd Thursday of each month, plus last Thursday from April to September, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold


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The Market Square in the gorgeous village of Stow-on-the-Wold comes alive twice a month throughout spring and summer with local vendors selling real foodie treats such as farmhouse cheese, wines, and freshly-baked bread. If you’re staying in The Cotswolds, it’s a great place to stock up on local specialities to enjoy from your holiday cottage or to take home as a tasty souvenir.

Gloucester Farmers’ Market

When: Every Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: The Cross, Gloucester


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Gloucester farmers’ market is made up of 20 local producers selling a wonderful variety of food and drink that foodies will love. Stock up on quality essentials with everything from award-winning cheeses, wines and ciders, to fresh fruit and veg from growers. There’s also plenty of hot food snacks to keep your belly from rumbling too much as you wander around the market!

Cirencester Farmers’ Market

When: 2nd and 4th Saturday off each month, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Market Square, Cirencester


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The place to go for seasonal fruit and vegetables, everything at Cirencester farmers’ market is locally-sourced. Why not also peruse the huge selection of organic meats, free-range poultry, artisan cheeses and dairy? For those with a sweet tooth, you can always rely on a delectable bakery presence, from cupcake stands to indulgent cookies.

Woodstock Farmers’ Market

When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Town Hall, Market Place, Woodstock


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The historic town of Woodstock, close to Blenheim Palace, is home to a wonderful market where you can expect to find chutneys, handmade chocolates, fresh soups and pasta, as well as seasonal ingredients from local growers. For those that love markets with variety, there's also craft stalls that sell handmade and naturally dyed textiles such as bags, cushions and purses.

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