Isle of Wight Markets
(Isle of Wight, England, UK)
There are a number of busy markets taking place around the Isle of Wight, allowing visitors to purchase reasonably priced local produce from stallholders.
Each Friday, the weekly Island Farmer's Market is one of the most popular on the Isle of Wight, being staged between 09:00 and 14:00 at St. Thomas Square, in the centrally located town of Newport. Visitors can expect everything from freshly baked bread and cakes, seasonal fruit and vegetables (including organic produce), locally brewed ales and wines, jams and chutneys, and snack foods, such as confectionary, sausage rolls, pasties and sandwiches. Those buying directly from the growers can enjoy savings, whilst also helping the environment by reducing the 'food miles'.
Isle of Wight Farmer's Markets
The Farmer's Market at Newport was established with assistance from the Island 2000 Trust, in a successful attempt to help tempt more shoppers to spend their money in the town centre.
Elsewhere on the island, Ryde is also home to a busy farmer's market, thanks in no small part to assistance from the Island Food and Craft Association (IFCA). This is held each Saturday at Ryde Town Square, between the hours of 08:30 to 12:30. There are further seasonal markets held at Yarmouth, on The Green (next to the car park).