The weekly Stroud farmers’ market takes place in Cornhill Market and the nearby streets. It is open from 9 am until 2 pm every Saturday and is a great place to buy some local food produce. Stroud Farmers Market has won awards and is one of the most popular in the UK. There is a great variety of locally produced food, including meats, cheese, fruit and vegetables. There are bakeries that supply bread and cakes and local beer and wine suppliers. The recent addition to Stroud, the Five Valleys Market is also open. This is an indoor market based on the iconic Borough Market in London.
Stroud is also bustling with dogs out with their owners and is very dog-friendly. There were some water bowls outside the shops, the most prominent one was outside of the Mountain Warehouse Shop. They also have street performers and buskers in town that add to the fun vibe.
Where & When is Stroud Farmer’s Market?
Most of the stalls at Stroud Farmers’ market are around Cornhill Place and the side streets from there. The market takes places every Saturday from 9am until 2pm. Stroud is reachable by various forms of public transport, including the train and buses from Gloucester Cheltenham and Cirencester.
Stroud Farmers’ Market Stalls
There is a wonderful variety of stalls at Stroud Farmers Market. You can find a full list of traders on the market’s website.
Seb’s cider is a cider producer from Herefordshire. They have a range of ciders available to buy, including three litre containers of cider. Seb’s grows their apples in unsprayed orchards and the cider has no added sulphites, is unpasteurised and unfiltered. Their ciders are exceptional gifts to give to cider lovers.
Delicious Selsley Chutney
Selsley Chutney offers samples to choose which chutneys you prefer from their extensive range. Selsley Foods began its life as a herb and goat farm during the eighties in the small southern Cotswolds village of Selsley. They then further developed a range of speciality foods using herbs from their farm as a base to its produce. Their chutney is great to add to cheese or ham sandwiches or as a dip on a ploughman’s lunch.
Batch Farm Cheeses
Gould’s Batch Farm Cheeses is a cheese stall with an interesting range of cheeses to buy. Their farm is in Shepton Mallet in North Somerset. Batch Farm Cheese-makers have been producing award-winning traditional farmhouse cheddar cheese for over 50 years. You could choose some cheese from here and pair this with some local wine. Alternatively, get some cheese to enjoy with some local bread and chutney to make yourself the ultimate ploughman’s lunch,
Stroud Smokehouse uses traditional techniques and creative cures to produce hot and cold smoked salmon, meats, oils and other food products. Their market stall has an interesting range of smoked produce to choose from. Their smoked food is a real treat and goes well with breads purchased from other stalls in the market.
Stroud Olive Stall
Stroud Olive Stall stock many of the ingredients you need for a healthy Mediterranean diet, including a large range of olives. Their olive range is fantastic with some plain and others stuffed with garlic or anchovies. You can also buy with some tasty feta. They also sell sundried tomatoes, beans and some interesting garlic. They sell olives by weight and you can even pick and mix when choosing.
Eleon Greek Olive Oil
Eleon Fine Foods is a family run business from Gloucestershire who sells some great olive oils. They source quality Greek foods mainly from the coastal town of Filaiatra in the Messinia region of the Peloponnese. Olive oil is great for cooking or for salad dressing, Eleon stock types suitable for both.
The Artisan Baker
The Artisan Baker has a stall with an interesting range of bread products. They are an award-winning organic micro-bakery. Products available include sourdough, rye breads and much more. They also have a store in the Five Valleys Market too. They are one of the best bakeries in The Cotswolds.
Salt Bakehouse has a stall at Stroud Farmers’ Market that sells some delicious bread products. This includes some delicious brown and while loaves. Salt Bakehouse is an artisan bakery in the nearby town of Stonehouse. They have won many awards for their breads including at the World Bread Awards.
Adey’s Farm Organic Meats
One of the fantastic butchers at Stroud Farmers Market is Adey’s Farm Organic Meats. They have over 500 acres of farmland to produce top quality organic meats. Adey’s stock delightful options, such as Aberdeen Angus beef, Gloucester old Spot pork, bacon and sausages. Their meat selection is great and from experience delicious too.
Days Cottage Apple Juice & Cider Stall
Another interesting stall is Day’s Cottage, a producer of pure apple juice and cider. They are in Brookthorpe in Gloucestershire and are a very local cider producer. They made their juice with apples from traditional, mature orchards in Gloucestershire. The apples used in production only come from unsprayed orchards. Day’s Cottage use dozens of varieties, some of which are unique to the county, including Taynton Codlin, Flower of the West and Underleaves.
Jess’s Ladies Organic Milk
You can pick up some organic farm milk from Jess’s Ladies. They also sell homogenised dairy produce from their farm, including cream and yoghurts.
Niangs Thai Street food
No visit to a farmer’s market is complete without enjoying some delicious street food. Niangs Thai Street food fits the bill perfectly and serves some great food to eat while you visit. They source most of theor food from local producers if possible. Their most popular dishes are their Thai green curry and chicken satay. These are fantastic and the food is tasty.