Twickenham is one of London's longest-running farmers' markets, with many of the customers on first-name terms with the stallholders. There is a real community atmosphere at the market, shoppers get to catch up with their neighbours.
Top priority is the food; look out for great organic lamb, beef and mutton from Grant at Lee House Farm, fresh fruit and veg from farms in Kent, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire. Rare breed free range meat from March House Farm, free range poultry from Laycroft, unpasteurised dairy from Midgham Farm and much more.
This market takes place in a public car park and therefore well behaved dogs are welcome. Holly Road Car Park, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 4HF http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets/twickenham/
Visit Horsham Markets by Food Rocks in The Carfax for a wonderful selection of the finest fresh local produce, sensational street food and a range of boutique shopping from vintage clothing to antique homeware. Every Saturday the market features an ever changing mix of live music and street entertainment. The Carfax Horsham RH12 1EB http://www.foodrockssouth.co.uk
Marylebone Farmers' Market put the 'Marylebone Village' on the map as a destination for great food. On Sundays, the market site usually has between 30 and 40 stalls and is heaving with locals doing their weekly shopping, as well as food enthusiasts from all over the capital.
There is a good reason why the market attracts so many people from far and wide. There is something for everyone, whether it be Adrian Izzard's unusual salad leaves, James Coe's outstanding beef and lamb, Windrush Valley goat cheese cake, a mushroom sandwich from The Mushroom Table, or freshly shucked oysters from Simon Long.
This market takes place in a car park and well behaved dogs are welcome. Cramer Street Car Park, Marylebone, London W1U 4EW http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets/marylebone/