By Gabbi Armstrong
Communications Project Manager for the North Coast 500
Published: 20th June 2018

Farmers markets & Community Markets

Find the finest produce at farmers markets and craft fairs along the NC500

Photo: Culkein Stores @Made In Assynt

Who: Inverness Farmers’ Market
Where: Eastgate end of the High Street, Inverness IV2 3NA
When: First Saturday of every month, 9am until 4pm (from February till December + pre-Christmas market)
What: Inverness is home to the biggest farmers market along the North Coast 500. Featuring prominent local businesses from across Inverness-shire and beyond, purchase from a selection of vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy, bread and cakes.

Who: Dornoch Community Market, Dornoch
Where: The market runs from 9:30 am to 1 pm on the Cathedral Green.
When: Wednesdays 9th May, 13th June, 27th June, 11th July, 25th July, 8th August, 22nd August and 12th September.
What: Come and browse up to 30 stalls with homegrown produce, plants, arts & crafts, baking, artisan bread, specialist chocolates, cheese, handmade cosmetics, jewellery, gifts & clothing.

Who: Dingwall Farmers’ Market, Dingwall
Where: High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9HL
When: Second Saturday of every month
What: Dingwall Farmers’ Market is held in the pedestrian-friendly area of the High Street and Supports local producers and the local community with lots of market stalls and stalls for voluntary organisations.

Who: Poolewe Tuesday Market, Poolewe
Where: Poolewe Hall, Poolewe, IV22 2LD
When: Every Tuesday, 10am to 2.30pm
What: A fantastic community market featuring a range of stalls from food and drink to arts & crafts.

Who: Ullapool Farmers’ Markets, Ullapool
Where: Seaforth Car Park, Seaforth Lane, Ullapool, IV26 2XB
When: Every Saturday (April – September), 9.30am – 4.30pm
What: The Ullapool Farmers Market offers a wide variety of local produce including vegetables, home baking, jams, plants and crafts.

Who: Made in Assynt, Craft and Produce Markets, Lochinver
Where: Lochinver Hall
When: 10am – 4pm
11th May, 1st June, 22nd June, 6th July, 20th July, 3rd August, 17th August, 31st August, 14th September, 28th September, 19th October, 24th November
What: Made in Assynt showcases talented artists, crafts people and crofters from Assynt and the surrounding areas, and provides access to a fine selection of locally grown and produced food. At each of these Highland craft fairs you’ll find a great variety of goods for sale, including local pottery, glassware, jewellery, clothing, knitting yarns, horn craft, books by local author, wood turning, artworks, jams and preserves, hand baked breads, fresh vegetables and various other unique local gifts and produce.

Who: North Kessock Community Market
Where: North Kessock Village Hall
When: Last Saturday of each month between 10 am and 12.30pm
What: Lovely, local fresh vegetables and other produce, such as local crafts. Stop by for a cup of coffee and a blether – much more sociable than supermarket shopping!

Who: Cromarty Community Market
Where: Victoria Hall
When: Second Saturday of each month 11 am – 2 pm
What: Local food, garden plants, crafts, hand-made soap and a ‘swap your stuff’ stall.

Who: Culbokie Community Market
Where: Findon Hall, Culbokie
When: 3rd Saturday of each month between 10am and 12.30pm
What: A fantastic market bringing together high quality local food and drink produce, from meats, cheeses and herbal remedies, to vegetables, handmade chocolate, local arts, crafts and jewellery.

If you organise a farmers’ market and it is not listed here, please get in touch! Additionally, if you know of any of the above information to be incorrect, please contact us at gabbi.armstrong@northcoast500.com

Buy locally! Check out farm shops, delis and smokehouses around the route here.

Photo: Fiona Watson Photography, Applecross Smokehouse

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