Edinburgh Farmers' Market
Edinburgh Farmers' Market
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Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Pittsburgh, PA123,249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
It seems all of Edinburgh markets are wee small. Just 10 produce stands. Kind of a dissapointment. Plan other activity's instead of markets.
Written 6 October 2018
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auldtoon
scotland13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
City Council lack of investment in the stalls now scruffy and dilapidated. Less farmers and more fast food wagons/stalls. Less customers due to lack of advertising by council. I have gone there most weeks for my shopping.

Used to be a great market now turning into fast food court so Council can maximise income in rents. Usual Council lack of commitment and insight making this a lunch/ coffee venue.
Written 4 March 2017
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eLaReF
Scotland, UK20,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
Having just retired back to Edinburgh, we passed here 'just for a look' on an early January typical grey Saturday morning.
Negotiated with a 'Parking Attendant' (They actually speak to you in Edinburgh!) re leaving the car nearby for just a couple of minutes and nipped across. Due to the time of year it was smaller than normal.
We bought Cheeses & Meat (Some meat was frozen and they kept it in their freezer box until we passed on the way back) then bought a Buffalo Burger with Onions and then a £5 'Grunter' Hog Roast Roll with Haggis, Apple Sauce and Crackling. These Mrs eLaReF and I shared.
Next time we'll use our bus passes, since parking might be difficult especially in the dark depths of the car-park underneath the market, once the tourist season is fully under-way.
Written 7 January 2013
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AnnieMac
Edinburgh, UK4,306 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Extortionate prices for produce totally lacking in flavour. Punnet of strawbs, 3 tomatoes for just under £8. One of the tomatoes had gone to mush by the time I got it home & the strawberries ended lots of sugar they were so tart. Hadn’t been for a while & now I remember why. Won’t be returning.
Written 11 September 2023
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SYMoo74
Greater London, UK67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
At the foot of Edinburgh Castle, this is a small market primarily serving the locals, having a variety of stalls that sell meats - uncooked and cooked, fruit and veg, cheese. It's like a mini version of Borough Market (in London)
Written 1 June 2016
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Tomek86
Copenhagen, Denmark1,427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a food fanatic I couldn't miss this place. Every Saturday behind the castle the farmers market takes place serving and selling foods from local farms and produce. Amazing place if you want to try the local foods. If you are in Edinburgh on a Saturday this place cannot be missed.
Written 1 December 2014
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Edlets
Edinburgh, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
A lovely way to spend a few hours is to visit the Edinburgh Farmer's market on a Saturday morning. Drink coffee, eat pastries and hog roast and buy delicious fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, cheese and fresh free range eggs. Lots of other products available to tempt you.
Written 28 May 2014
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Eileen F
New York City, NY109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
Edinburgh has so much to offer but the Farmer's Market was one of my best experiences. The farmers and vendors are happy to chat and answer questions about regional food and other products. Skip breakfast and feast on the hog roast sandwich with stuffing. The cheeses are excellent and generally you can have a taste before deciding which one to buy. And don't miss the oat crackers - the ones with cheese were my favorite. Visiting the market is much more than purchasing food, you can learn more about traditions and meet true craftsmen(women).
Written 2 January 2013
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ediscot99
Edinburgh, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Great location and brilliant market. A really enjoyable activity for a Saturday morning, supporting local businesses.
Written 27 June 2021
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Alan P
Duchesne, UT232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This is not one of the largest farmers markets, but it is pretty cool. Lots to see. Lots of people. Lots of food.
Written 18 January 2020
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