The Vale is a genuine Farmer and Producers co-operative which has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 1999. We are fully certified by FARMA – so you can be confident you are really buying local produce.

Taunton High Street, every Thursday from 9am until 3pm, year round.

At our markets you can find just-picked seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, free-range and organic meat and eggs, a wide selection of regional cheeses, chutneys and preserves, hand-made bread and cakes and many more local specialities - things you can’t always expect to find in supermarkets. You can also taste many of the goods on offer before you buy. In addition our stallholders are sincerely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their produce and eager to share information about its growth and preparation.

So come down and sample what good food really tastes like, in doing so you will also be supporting your local economy and helping the environment by reducing food-miles.

The Vale cooperative was set up in 1999 for farmers in the Taunton vale to sell their top quality local produce to the good folk of Taunton, thus establishing this unique and fully certified group, owned and managed by local farmers, with their vast range fantastic home produced foods.

A multi award winning weekly market in the center of Somerset's County town. The latest award being a Gold Taste of the West award, for the 2nd year in a row.

Open for business every Thursday from 9am - 3pm, slap bang in the middle of Taunton, outside Boots the chemist. A stones throw from the multi-storey carpark, and beside all the major shops that Taunton has to offer.

We are very proud of our producers and over the years our range of producers has changed from just meat and vegetables. Every Thursday you can not only visit farmer from within our area, but also local producers who create delicious Italian, Indian and even Japanese food, all using locally sourced produce, a lot of which is from fellow producers at the market.

Come along and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the very best of local food.

Contact Details

Beechhayes Farm,


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