MARKET DAYS IN THE
PEAK DISTRICT AND DERBYSHIRE
Traditional markets play an important part in the defining of the shopping scene in Derbyshire and the Peak District. From the busy shopping city of Derby, to much smaller and quieter country towns, traditional markets and market days are looked forward to both by the local person and visitor alike.
More and more British housewives are now demanding food that they know to be fresh to feed their families. The result has seen a massive growth in the sale of fresh local farm produce direct to the consumer and the re-emergence of Farmers' Markets. Buying at local Farmers' Markets helps to support the rural economy in the Derbyshire and the Peak District, which is so vital in preserving the beauty of the countryside. Following the introduction of various local food initiatives, it is now easier than ever to get the real flavour of Derbyshire and the Peak National Park.
A list of market days (as at 2007) is set out below, if you require more information then contact the nearest Tourist Information Centre. Full details of TIC's in the area can be found here.
*Farmers Markets - not all markets are held every month of the year for more detailed information - click here. Livestock Markets are not included in the above.
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**DERBYSHIRE FOOD AND DRINK FAIRS
Events not to be missed - make a note in your diary for the:
17 - 18 May 2008
Food and Drink Fair
17 - 26 May 2008
Food and Drink Festival
18 - 19 October 2008
The Great Peak District Fair
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REGIONAL FOOD FAIRS 2008
Saturdays from 10am - 4pm at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton.
For more information ring: 01298 23114.
The distance that food has travelled and its freshness are questions the public are becoming more and more concerned about. Farmers' Markets only sell products which have been produced, grown, raised, baked or caught locally are sold on the markets.
Apart from where there is no business supplying a particular product, the produce sold normally comes from within a 30 mile radius of the market. All the stallholders must comply with stringent food and hygiene rules.
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