Named by Diana Henry in the Daily Telegraph as one of ‘Britain’s 20 Finest Farmers’ Markets’, award-winning Creake Abbey makes food shopping an absolute pleasure. Held on the first Saturday of every month (except January) there are over 50 stalls of delicious fresh local produce including meat, vegetables, seasonal fruit and flowers, cheese, cakes, savoury and sweet tarts, pies, fudge, artisan breads, pickles, oils, vinegars, preserves, local ales and wines, juices and plants plus much more.
Set up in picturesque brick and flint barns complete with pond, the 50 core stall holders are joined by guest producers, so there’s always something new to try. Fresh, flavoursome and connected to the year’s turning seasons, it’s a delightfully eco friendly way to stock up year round, boost the local economy and strengthen community. Directly supporting farms gives you more bang for your nutritional buck too, nourishing body and soul with lovingly produced food picked at its peak.
Chat directly to the people who’ve grown, caught, brewed, pickled, smoked and baked the treats you’re popping in your basket. There’s no better way to get great advice on prepping mouth-watering ingredients and tasting samples is very much encouraged!
The market runs from 9.30am to 1pm. Perfect timing for a picnic lunch near the ruins of the nearby beautiful Augustinian Abbey (dating from 1206). In addition, six independent shops and the Creake Abbey Café and Food Hall stay open throughout the year from 10am to 4pm.