**Emergence from Lockdown** Farmers markets in the region are making a phased return after suspending operations for two or three months – we’ll try to post up-to-date information here as the markets emerge. Look out too for your local producers now selling on-line and for the “virtual market” delivery schemes being run by various markets
To date (1st October) – we are aware of eighteen markets (Alnwick, Barnard Castle, Brampton, Carlisle, Darlington, Durham City, Greenhead (“Hadrian’s Wall”), Hartlepool, Hexham, Houghton (near Carlisle), Ingleby Barwick, Morpeth, Ponteland, Saltburn, Sedgefield, Stanhope, Stokesley and Wynyard Hall) that have re-started under strict social distancing and other safety precautions.
And seven markets (Jesmond, Low Fell, Middlesbrough Stewart Park, Middleton St George, Newcastle, Preston Park (Stockton) and Whitley Bay (“Green Beans”)) are still 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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