If you are looking for individual, home-produced food and crafts in Gloucestershire, you have come to the right place. We have eleven Markets, in towns and villages right across the County, offering a huge choice of home-made, home-grown and hand crafted goods, including:
- Home-baked Cakes, Pies and Savouries
- Garden-grown Fruit and Vegetables
- Homemade Jams, Chutneys and other Preserves
- Locally produced meat
- Home-grown Plants and Flowers
- Handmade Crafts
- Honey and Free-Range Eggs
Most Markets will take commissions, whether it is a cake for a special occasion, a recipe adjusted to avoid an ingredient you can't tolerate, or a knitted hat in your favourite colour. None of our food contains any added artificial preservatives, and as they are freshly made they can be taken home and frozen by you.
Who are Country Markets?
For more than 90 years a network of Country Markets has been selling homemade baked goods, preserves and home grown fruit, vegetables, plants and crafts across England, Wales and the Channel Islands, as well as participating in farmers' markets and other local markets and food fairs. Country Markets is a co-operative social enterprise with about 10,000 members of local County Societies working under the umbrella of Country Markets Ltd. There are approximately 270 Markets taking place regularly in towns and cities throughout England, Wales and the Channel Isles.
Gloucestershire Country Markets began trading in the 1930s. Along with other Country Markets throughout the country, it was originally part of the W.I. organisation. Then, as now, markets sold only the freshest and best locally produced, home made, home cooked, home grown and handcrafted items. In 1995 the organisation became financially independent of the W.I. and in 2004 was re-named as Country Markets Ltd.