Fresher food: buy direct from the growers; fruit and vegetables
harvested recently often in the past 24 hours means tasty, healthy
food and theres less waste too.
Tastier food: Mmm, thats
really good! food like it should taste!
Healthy food: fresh, local produce can be healthier for you
than fruit and vegetables that have been chilled before sitting on a
More variety: traditional varieties of fruit and vegetables,
world-class award-winning cheeses, and some producers specialise in rare
Wide choice: you can choose from certified organic produce,
conventionally grown, large-scale commercial farmers, and surplus from
Meet the producers: get to know the people who produce our
food, find out more about what we eat and drink and where it comes from.
Support your local economy and protect the countryside too:
the producers and growers you meet at the Farmers Market are doing
their bit to maintain the glorious landscape and countryside of
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Reduced packaging and waste: vegetables and fruit are often
sold loose instead of pre-packed in plastic. Thames Valley Farmers
Market Co-op bags can be used again and again, and make really useful
Fewer food miles: most of the producers live within 50 miles
of a Farmers Market and that means your food hasnt travelled thousands
of miles via packing and distribution warehouses to the supermarkets.
Farmers Markets are sociable and fun! Most markets have
seasonal and anniversary raffles and entertainments. Many of them have
craft stalls too and a lively, friendly atmosphere.