20th October 2022
Find Local North Yorkshire Produce
There are so many wonderful places to sample fresh local food and drink when joining us for a stay in North Yorkshire and, depending on the season, you’ll find a whole range of homemade produce, often organic, from beer, cider, pies and cakes to jams, chutneys, chocolate and more.
For the gardening enthusiast, you’ll also often find a range of herbs, plants and shrubs, too. Perfect for a take-home treat to tend.
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and have a chat with the passionate people behind your produce at one of many monthly farmer’s markets across the North York Moors and a number of towns in the area still host weekly stalls, including Scarborough and Whitby, which are great places to pick up fresh local fayre. In addition to fabulous farm shops on the doorstep.
As well as enjoying great tasting Yorkshire produce, by buying direct, you’ll also be helping the brilliant communities which maintain much of our outstanding surrounding landscape.
Here are some of our recommended places to sample fresh local produce when renting one of our holiday cottages in North Yorkshire.
Hovingham Village Market is a previous winner of the Yorkshire Life Farmers’ Market of the Year.
It’s held on the first Saturday of every month (10.30am-1.30pm) and there are no market in January, but there’s an extra Christmas market in December. Dates for 2022: 5 Nov, 3 and 17 Dec
The Malton Monthly Food Market is held on the second Saturday of the month (9am – 3pm) from March until December. Over 35 food and drink stalls are set in and around the Milton Rooms and can be found located in Malton’s central Market Place, with live music and cooking.
Run by social enterprise Food First, find Saltburn Farmers’ Market outside Sainsbury’s, Milton Street on the second Saturday of the month from February until December (9am – 3pm). More details on their Facebook page.
Tree Top Press Farm Shop
Based in Suffield on the eastern side of the National Park near Scarborough, stock up on home grown and pressed juices, cordials and cider made using fruit from their restored / traditional orchard and vegetables from the no-dig market garden (half a mile from the shop.) They also stock other seasonal organic fruit and vegetables, jams, chutneys, cakes and more.
A well-stocked shop is filled with great Yorkshire food, as well as their home-reared Aberdeen Angus beef and lamb and organic asparagus (April-June). There’s also a ‘choose your own fruit farm (June – August) where you can jump on their miniature train ‘The Flying Yorkshireman’ which will take you to the picking fields.
On-site is great children’s play area and tearoom, with a menu that reflects the seasonal local produce and keep an eye out for regular Vintage Afternoon Tea (pre-booking required).
Nestled in the southeast corner of the National Park, just north of Scarborough, this farm shop stocks homemade cakes, free range eggs, handmade pasta, ice cream, meat, pies, pasties, bread, local Whitby cheese and much more – and it perfectly complements the dog-friendly tea garden.
There’s an excellent butcher’s counter supplied with meat and game from the Castle Howard Estate (or within a 30 mile radius) and the few shops are well-stocked by local producers with regional cheeses, artisan bread, home baking and English wines. Finding a spot to spread your foodie delights amongst the 1000 acres won’t be too difficult either.