Aberystwyth Farmers’ Market has beaten off rivals from Belfast and London to be crowned the UK’s best in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
Set up back in 2000 and recently included in a top 10 farmers’ market roundup compiled by The Times newspaper, Aberystwyth farmers’ market managed to beat both London’s Brockley Market and Belfast’s St George’s Market, which has around 230 stalls – far more than Aberystwyth’s 30.
The market’s traders were praised by BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards judge Peter Gott, who also happens to be a farmer and market trader himself, for showing unique spirit during the storms that damaged the region earlier in the year. Fellow judge, chef Richard Corrigan, described the farmers’ market as “the most individual group of artisans I’ve come across personally”. Each year, the BBC Food and Farming Awards celebrate the people and organisations behind the best of British food.
The farmers’ market will be returning on May 17th, before taking place on the 7th and 21st of June. For more dates, visit the website.