Truro Farmer’s Market

Truro Farmer's Market

Did you know that we trade every Saturday at the Truro Farmer’s Market?

The Market was started back in 1999 as a co-operative of local food producers encouraged by Truro City Council. The market was first held in what is now called Tinners Court and as it grew it was relocated to its present home on Lemon Quay. On Saturday 24th August the market is holding a special 25th Anniversary market with live music and entertainment alongside the usual traders.

Whilst we only trade on Saturdays the market also runs on Wednesdays and every day through December for the festive period. Along with a sister market which is held in Falmouth every Tuesday.

We were over the moon when we were invited to join the market back in August of 2020 and gain our own spot under the much coveted green and white canvas tents. I can’t believe that this summer will mark our 4th market anniversary!

I absolutely love being a part of the market and have developed so many wonderful relationships with customers which goes far beyond simply selling our meat. It is a weekly opportunity to catch up on life events, worldly news and is frankly everything that life should be about – simple human connection.

Then there are the friendships with our market neighbours, we spend hours together each week and they have very much become woven into the fabric of our life. Celebrating in the good times and supporting each other in the ‘less than good times’. And of course in the ‘fresh produce’ section we none of us travel light so at the end of the day there is the collective fridge loading session and well wishes for the coming week.

Flora is a regular helper at the market and she has an absolutely brilliant time. Although she can be somewhat of a verbal loose cannon while having a wonderful way with customers. Often asking ‘are you going to buy anything? If the answer is no she swiftly moves on!

A day trading at the market can often be one not for the faint hearted as you may be under a tent but oh boy can the weather be interesting! The market runs in all weathers unless there is a Met Office wind warning. People often joke about how many layers of clothes I have on but believe me, you need them as the wind whisks up the river and straight across the quay! Then there are the hot days – its a battle to keep the fridges running cold enough so we deploy multiple ice packs and of course a ‘Food Of The God’s’ ice cream for us.

The market is a showcase of the finest food, drink, art and craft in Cornwall and there are 40 weekly traders making it a very large market with something for everyone!

Over the last couple of years the market has been voted in the top 10 farmer’s markets in the UK by numerous polls. Most notably last May ‘The Times’ voted TFM as the top farmers in the UK – we were lucky enough to have a special mention in the article!

So if you find yourself in Truro on a saturday or wednesday do pop down to the market and pick yourself up some goodies from truly local people who are passionate about their incredible products.

To read about the fantastic market traders follow this link