Cheese, pies and puddings: 8 irresistible treats to buy from York Farmers’ Market

Use your loaf and hit the farmers' market to enjoy Haxby Bakehouse bread. Photographs: Kippa Matthews
31 Jan 2017 @ 7.39 pm
| Food & drink, Shopping

What’s fresh, local and utterly delicious? York Farmers’ Market, which returns with stalls brimming with tasty treats this Friday.

The market will return to St Sampson’s Square on the first Friday of every month, plying its irresistible wares.

Run by the Yorkshire Farmers’ Market Group in conjunction with Make It York, it hosts traders selling locally and ethically sourced produce.

Eight to look out for…

freshly baked bread from Haxby Bakehouse
salmon from the Real Catch in Hull
venison from Round Green Farm in Barnsley
Tricky Dickie’s Stickie Toffee Puddings
award-winning pies from Voakes Pies at Whixley
quail, duck, hen and goose eggs from Church View Farm Eggs, Wakefield
and Yorkshire cheeses from Lacey’s Cheese, Richmond

Straight from the farm

Cracking… some Church View Farm Eggs

St Sampson’s Square

Fri Feb 3 @ 9am-4pm and the first Friday of the month thereafter

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“We’re seeing an increase in people buying fresh eggs straight from the farm, especially after the success of Bake Off. Everyone wants to bake like Mary Berry!” said Julie Shearman from Church View Farm Eggs.

She predicts the market will be a tremendous success because of the quality of the produce and service.

“Our saying is that ‘we don’t have customers, we have friends who buy eggs’ and we love telling our customers about different eggs you can buy and what you can cook with them.”

City centre and markets manager Chris Price said: “This new monthly market will complement the Shambles Market as well as the new Shambles Food Court, offering hot street food to enjoy with friends.”

Yorkshire Farmers’ Markets runs similar events in Otley, Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby. Director Peter Heald said the York fixture is “an opportunity to build on the superb reputation York has for its fresh market produce”.