10/02/2014 13:45

Leeds farmers market

a pile of oysters

Food Blogger at Harley Wood, Alice Wood visited Leeds Farmers Market recently and met some traders with lots of local, tasty treats to share. We hope this tempts you to come visit soon!

"Whilst Leeds Markets offer an array of farmers markets all over the city, the most popular of all is the Leeds Farmers Market on Briggate. Held every first and third Sunday of the month from 10-4pm, there is a wonderous array of local food producers and retailers on offer. 

With local traders offering plenty of fresh produce available at your pleasure, it gives you an opportunity to see an alternative to what you stumble across in the supermarkets during the week. At extremely reasonable prices it is also a reflection of how shopping and eating locally can be part of your everyday lifestyle without breaking the bank.

Always fascinated by the array of local produce on offer, I am particularly enticed by the stall with the dead pheasants and game. Pheasants and partridges will set you back a mere £2.50 and can be requested to be de-dressed at the stall. A bargain compared to your Sunday roast chicken and a new insight into the wonderfully tasty offering of trying a new local meat.

On purchase are also mouth-watering offerings from local producers Podge, A family business based in West Yorkshire, providing an impressive line-up of savouries, pastries and artisan cakes (as big as your head!) to farmers markets in the Leeds area.

Also on offer is the Oyster Bar from Liam Tarbett. Selling fresh oysters at the bargain of a £1 you can’t really go wrong. Liam Tarbett can also be found every day inside Kirkgate Market on Fish and Game Row.

Handmade preserves and cordials were also readily available from The Seasonal Larder. Inspired and made from local and seasonal produce,  with raspberry and rhubarb variations of their jams and cordials at hand to purchase.

With such delicacies as handmade pies from The Little Yorkshire Pie Company you will be amazed at the quality of produce available. With a great and varied offering, these producers sell hand raised pies at a menial price. Local produce and great quality meat goes into these pies, resulting in the most decadent treat for your lunch time bite.

Serving a delicious menu of locally sourced food in their deli in Thornton’s Arcade, Hepworth’s Deli have flocked into farmers market land and are doing equally successfully. Customers can expect a great quality of product as well as a reasonable price.

The Farmers Market is on Briggate every first and third Sunday of the month from 10-4pm and is well worth a visit if you want to shop local and explore local produce and buy some reasonably priced treats".

Thank you Alice, we look forward to seeing you all at the Farmers Market soon. 

You can find more of Alice's delicious blogs at http://harley-wood.blogspot.co.uk/