Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday


farmers-marketFree Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.


Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

Cook’s kitchen:

“COOK’S KITCHEN – Jane uses quality ingredients and free-range eggs, to make a wide variety of cakes (including gluten & dairy free), pastries and scones. Also, we serve Fairtrade tea and coffee – not just a market unit, but a little tea-room, come in to enjoy a “brew” and a slice of cake.


Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil is grown, pressed and bottled on our mixed arable and stock family farm and vineyard. Cold pressed, simply filtered and fully traceable! We can tell you the field we grew the crop in and when we harvested and pressed the seed to make our delicious award winning rapeseed oil! – So important these days, to both retail customers and those in the catering industry. There are no chemicals or bleaches added to hinder the natural colour and taste of our high quality oil which makes it a superior oil to the cheap, highly refined oils. It is also trans-fat and GM free. Rich in vitamin E and omegas 3, 6 and 9, half the saturated fat of olive oil, Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil has a naturally high smoking point, perfect for roasting, shallow and deep frying and barbecuing. Truly versatile in so many uses: as a substitute for margarine or butter in baking cakes, pastry and bread, so ideal for dairy free diets or vegetarians and vegans and coeliac. Make delicious marinades, salad dressings, dips and mayonnaise. The list is endless! For restaurants and caterers our 5 litre and 25 litre cans of oil are cost effective, even against the cheapest refined oils, as our oil naturally lasts longer between oil changes.

Cards by Marilyn

Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

Fair Game Foods

Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

Slightly potty

Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

19 Gales

19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

Scarborough Fayre

Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

Hambleton Bakery

In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

Grasmere Farm

At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

IC Fudge

Ian Cattel spends his time creating delicious cream and butter fudge from his home in Leicestershire. He makes many flavours, some including Tutti Frutti, lemon meringue and of course traditional vanilla fudge, Ian travels to various shows, events and markets selling his fine fudge. On a Tuesday you will find him at the Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market with a wonderful range of Fudge that will awaken your taste buds!

Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am


For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on