HAVERFORDWEST FARMERS' MARKET

The River Cleddau provides the perfect backdrop for Haverfordwest Farmers Market. Held in the busy Riverside Shopping outside pedestrianised shopping area, this award-winning market offers customers a wide range of fabulous home-grown, home-produced and freshly picked seasonal goods from over 20 stalls, whilst shopping in a vibrant, friendly atmosphere. There is a wonderful mix of food and drink, with both conventional and organic primary and secondary producers, many of whom have won numerous awards for their produce in their own right, offering everything from home-reared turkey, wild boar cross sausages, organic lamb and beef, to mouth-watering cheese, home-baked cakes and bread and freshly caught local crab – to name just a few! Haverfordwest Farmers Market producers are passionate about their products and what they offer, with customers enjoying a memorable shopping experience in a pretty riverside location and being confident of consistently receiving a variety of high quality local produce at every market. Buying local makes sense, not just economically and ethically as you are always guaranteed of the highest quality, freshest produce, which is great value for money – and tastes fantastic too.

Certification from FARMA

Haverfordwest Farmers Market is held weekly on Fridays from 0900hrs to 1400hrs.

The market started in July 1999, being the second to open in Wales and the first to receive Certification from FARMA, which assures customers that the market has local farmers, growers and food and drink businesses selling their own produce directly to the customer. Haverfordwest Farmers Market is regularly quoted in the media as one of the top ten farmers markets in the UK and has won 3 FARMA Regional Winner awards since 2005, was runner up in the FARMA rural farmers market of the year in 2009 and is also a True Taste retail Gold winner. Special events are held during the year to celebrate Easter, Harvest Fayre and Christmas; along with Spring Planting and BBQ markets to promote and highlight the diverse range of produce at the market and how it can be used.

Customers are spoilt for choice

Customers are spoilt for choice at Haverfordwest Farmers Market, with an extensive range of bacon and sausages, including gluten-free choices, succulent Preseli lamb, pork, beef, gammons and hams from Cig Lodor Meats www.lodormeat.co.uk; delicious cheeses, a range of homemade chilli sauces and organic spirits and liqueurs from an award-winning independent distillery can be found at Caws Teifi Cheese www.teificheeses.co.uk, and free-range chicken and duck eggs from Pennsylvania Farm Free Range Eggs www.pennsylvaniafarmfreerange-eggs.co.uk. For a wonderfully wide range of speciality breads, pastries, doughnuts, scones and Welsh cakes visit the Welsh Bakery www.welshbakery.net or Haverfordwest Country Markets www.country-markets.co.uk for a delicious range of homemade sweet and savoury baked goods, fresh vegetables in season and jams. Newbridge Nursery www.newbridgenursery.co.uk offer an extensive range of home-grown plants, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, climbers, bedding and vegetable plants. The Handmade Sausage Co www.facebook.com/www.thehandmadesausageco.co.uk/ have an impressive herd of free-range wild boar cross pigs and create over 30 different flavours of hand-crafted, gluten-free, additive-free and preservative-free sausages made with a blend of their own spices, plus mutton and goat meat. Try succulent home-produced turkeys, including turkey products such as stuffed turkey breast, turkey steaks and turkey pate at Cuckoo Mill Turkey Farm www.welshturkey.co.uk. Bethesda Meats www.bethesdafarmshop.co.uk offer home-cured bacon, lamb, pork, beef and gammon on the last Friday of every month. For an organic alternative why not choose from organic beef and lamb from British native breeds, including steaks, joints and award-winning cannon of lamb at Hazelwell Organic Farm pauloeppen@hotmail.com and for a range of freshly picked organic vegetables and fruits, including spinach, swiss chard, aubergines, kohlrabi, broad beans and peas, plus all-year round salad crops and preserves, why not visit Blaencamel Organic Farm www.blaencamel.com. Farmers Food at Home creates a wide range of homemade jams, chutneys, jellies and marmalade, many made using produce grown on her own farm or gathered from Pembrokeshire’s hedgerows for recipes such as beetroot and apple, and runner bean chutney; hot chilli jam; mint jelly and bramble jelly and Seville orange marmalade www.farmersfoodathome.co.uk. If you want fish and shellfish which is so fresh it winks at you, look no further than Cardigan Bay Fish www.cardiganbayfish.co.uk – choose from dressed and potted crab; crab meat, lobster, line-caught sea bass and mackerel in season and Cardigan Bay prawns. F J Hathway & Sons (07977097539) can offer fabulously tasty seasonal vegetables, grown on their farm in Angle, which benefits from the warm sea breeze and excellent fertile soils in the area, including carrots, cauliflower, parsnip, potatoes, swede, beetroot and gooseberries. All home-produced on their farm at Manorbier, Springfields Fresh Produce www.springfieldsdaffodils.co.uk offer the best selection of daffodil bulbs, with varieties of all different shapes, sizes and colours, along with soft fruits such as raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, plus mouth-watering asparagus in season. From their very own herd of Alpacas, Tynewydd Alpacas (01994 241593) have a range of beautifully soft alpaca wool products, including booties, scarves, socks, beanies and leg warmers, to mention a few – all made with 100% natural alpaca wool. For honey lovers, George Durham Honey (01437 710056) has a wide range of honeys, such as set, runny and cooking honey. Look out also for cut comb honey, wax candles, honey lip balm, honey fudge, orange honey marmalade, lemon honey marmalade and presentation hampers made to order. George is at the market every Friday apart from the last market of every month. At the last market of each month you can pick up wild flower honey and dark heather honey along with beeswax furniture polish and candles from Cardigan Bay Honey www.cardiganbayhoney.co.uk For a copy of the Haverfordwest Farmers Market leaflet, with pictures and details of all producers at Haverfordwest Farmers’ Markets, and the Haverfordwest Farmers Market Newsletter, please contact the Market Manager, Joanne Welch on 01437 776169 or email joanne.welch@pembrokeshire.gov.uk. For more information about the market, stallholder details, events etc, please visit www.pembrokeshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk.

Contact Details

Regeneration,
OA County Hall,
Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire,
SA61 1TP