Tucked away in Jubilee Gardens, between Kerr Street and Saunders Street is the Stockbridge Market. The farmers market is open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm and has a website of its own.
It is worth checking out the Stockbridge Market’s website for its list of producers because there are many. Equally, it’s also worth noting that not every producer arrives with a stall each week. There is a risk that you make it to the Market only to discover that that your favourite stall is not there.
The Market has a pleasant atmosphere. People chat, dogs on leashes mill around and children belt back and forth. Okay, children charging around while adults slurp their coffee from paper cups is not ideal but it certainly adds to the vibe.
The Stockbridge Farmers Market does more than food. You’ll find craft goods as well such as natural soap, handbags and the sort of jewellery you might otherwise have to wait for the Festival or Hogmanay for. When it comes to the food expect not just the typical straight from the farm meats but sea food and game too.
This is not a large market. There are about a dozen stalls and there is space for wheel chairs – though you will not be thanked if try and wheel a large bike around. Chaining a bike to the railings around the market makes more sense.
There are public toilets nearby on Hamilton Place.
Reviewed by Andrew Girdwood on , 2012.
A busy farmers market tucked into the heart of Edinburgh
A friendly collection of stalls, with a fairly wide choice of produce and plenty of natural and ethical options. Stockbridge Market benefits greatly from on-site catering.
Rating: 4/5 Edinburgh Stars.