**North East in Tier 3** All farmers’ markets currently operating have full Covid-19 precautions and managed social distancing.
There is a strong lobby that farmers markets and local producers are at least as safe – and are as essential (more so to the local economy) – as supermarkets, so should be allowed to continue to operate.
Look out too for your local producers selling on-line, click and collect and “virtual market” delivery schemes being run by various markets
To date (28th November) – we are aware of seventeen markets (Alnwick, Barnard Castle, Brampton, Carlisle, Darlington, Durham City, Greenhead (“Hadrian’s Wall”), Hartlepool, Hexham, Houghton (near Carlisle), Ingleby Barwick, Jesmond, Morpeth, Ponteland (Wilde Farm), Sedgefield, Stokesley and Wynyard Hall) up and running under strict social distancing and other safety precautions.
And eight markets (Low Fell, Middlesbrough Stewart Park, Middleton St George, Newcastle, Preston Park (Stockton), Saltburn, Stanhope and Whitley Bay (“Green Beans”)) remaining suspended.
We aim to provide information about farmers’ markets in North East England – that’s Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Co Durham and Tees Valley, with a couple over the border in North Yorkshire and Cumbria. We also list some local food, community and artisan markets.
You’ll find listings of upcoming markets, contact details for the various market operators, news about what’s in season and basic information about selling at farmers’ markets.
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