Devon is well known for its amazing food and drink from cheese and cream to wine and seafood. We even have our own Seafood Festival in the Autumn with special events and tours available.
Each month throughout the year local Farmers, foragers and fisherman can be found at Farmers Markets and events across the county meaning you can enjoy delicious treats whenever you visit.
Try a local pasty, a Devon Split or some local honey!
The links below will take you to some of the best local food markets or read our short overview below!
Totnes Sunday Food Market
Celebrate the love of food by taking a trip to Totnes Sunday Food Market. This lively market is held on the third Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm, this market is getting bigger by the year, bringing some of the best food from the West Country together in the very heart of Totnes, at the Civil Hall Square. Enjoy all sorts of bakes from patisserie treats to hearty wholesome pies. Totnes itself is a great place to spend the day, with lots of independent shops to browse and the English Heritage Totnes Castle to explore – read our blog on a Day out in Totnes for more things to do!
Kingsbridge Farmers Market
Kingsbridge Farmers Market takes place in the town square, on every first and third Saturday of the month, from 9am to 1pm. Showcasing colourful fruit and vegetables, tasty homemade bakes, delicious cheeses, herbs and spices, as well as a mouth-watering selection of meats and fish, Kingsbridge Farmers Market is full of delicious food! Be sure to check their regularly updated Facebook page for information on which producers will be at the market each week!
Buckfastleigh Farmers Market
One of the longest running weekly farmers markets in Devon, the Buckfastleigh Farmers Market is relatively small but has plenty of choice, from organic beef, lamb, mutton and veal to honey, free range eggs, Brixham sourced fish, butter and cheeses. As well as this you will also find delicious marmalades, jams, cordials and even Aloe Vera products. The market takes place every Thursday between 10am and 1pm Globe Inn car park. Make sure your check the market website before you go as times and venues can change slightly!
Dartmouth Old Market
First held in 1828, Dartmouth Old Market has evolved to become an interesting mix of local cuisine and Artisan gifts. Located in The Old Market Square permanent shops line the outside of the area with a variety of traders occupying the inner stalls on Saturdays. The 1st Saturday of the month is a Table Top sale, the 3rd is an Emporium Market and the 4th an Artisan Market.
You’ll be able to pick up everything from pet food to plants, jewellery to household goods – it’s a great place to potter for a few hours. With lots to do make sure you check the Dartmouth Market and Market Square Facebook page for details.
Bovey Tracey Farmers Market
This popular market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, in Union Square, from 8.30am – 1pm. Providing local produce, fresh meat and game (when in season), fresh fish, homemade cakes, preserves, cheeses and pies it is the perfect foodie market – check their Facebook page for regular updates. There is plenty to do on a day out in Bovey Tracey – there is a large play park and the town is set on the borders of Dartmoor where you can follow trails to burn off some of the calories you might have been tempted in to at the market!
Teignmouth Farmers Market
The Teignmouth Farmers Market was initially set up to support the local community for a time, and it has proved so successful that it continues on the last Saturday of every month. You can buy great food and drink, all of which comes from within thirty miles of Teignmouth. A range of local farmers and producers bring their own fresh grown, baked, raised, caught, brewed, smoked or processed food and drink for you to try. The market also has live music to entertain you as you wander round. Check out the Teignmouth Farmers Market Facebook page.