Isle of Wight Markets
Isle of Wight markets are lively, full of charm and provide a great atmosphere. They are a fundamental part of local life on the Island and provide the perfect place to find real bargains, with many of the goods on offer unique to the Isle of Wight. You will find a large and wide-ranging assortment of stalls at the various Isle of Wight markets, with many of the food stalls selling local produce. The Isle of Wight markets are situated in several locations around the Island, some in the busy main towns and others in the quieter parts.
Isle of Wight Farmers´ Markets
Markets are for the more discerning shoppers, those who care about the origin of the food they eat. If you want to purchase quality groceries that has been produced by the local stallholder, Island Farmers? Markets are the places to go. They give the public confidence in the origins of the foods and enable them to ask direct questions to the farmers and producers.
The main farmers´ market on the Isle of Wight is in Newport and is held every Friday between 9am and 2pm at St. Thomas´ Square. Ryde Farmers´ Market takes place on Saturdays between 8.30am and 1.30pm in the Town Square, Anglesea Street. There is also a farmers´ market held on the first Sunday of the month during the summer season outside the Co-op in Freshwater. The highly acclaimed Michelin starred chef, Anton Edelman is a regular visitor to these markets. He spent 20 years as head chef at the Savoy in London and is a keen supporter of local producers.
All the products available at the farmer?s markets, much of them organic, are grown, reared, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders here on the Isle of Wight. Many of the Island?s restaurants, pubs and accommodation providers buy in their produce from these suppliers, so they can offer their customers the very best in home cooked food and locally sourced beers and wines. In addition, increasing numbers of consumers like to know that they can trace the origin of their purchases and find out directly how it has been produced.