**Coronavirus** Nearly all the farmers markets in the region have suspended operations – though several are planning to operate “virtual market” delivery schemes for their traders.
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.
To date (26 March 2020) – we are aware of twentyone markets (Barnard Castle, Brampton, Carlisle, Darlington Durham City, Greenhead, Hartlepool, Hexham, Houghton (near Carlisle), Ingleby Barwick, Jesmond Food Market, Middlesbrough Stewart Park, Middleton St George, Morpeth, Newcastle, Ponteland, Preston Park (Stockton), Saltburn, Sedgefield, Stokesley, Whitley Bay (“Green Beans”) and Wynyard Hall) being suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic. The operators of Stanhope Farmers Market will be taking a decision shortly – while we have not heard from the operators of Dunston Staiths, Saltwell Park, Thornaby or Washington Markets. We have heard of no market that is definitely continuing to operate. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and do our best to keep information up-to-date.
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