Welcome to St Ives Farmers’ Market – a community venture to help make fresh local produce available in St Ives, Cornwall.
The market was founded in 2008 and runs every Thursday throughout the year at The Guildhall, Street an Pol, St Ives – in the town centre.
Opening times are 9.30am until 2pm. At the market, you can find a wide range of local food and drink, including fish, meats, vegetables, baked goods, plants, and alcoholic drinks. We also have a range of quality crafts on offer.
Farmers’ markets are good for the environment and good for the local economy. They reduce food miles – the distance travelled from farm to fork – thereby saving energy and cutting pollution. They keep money circulating in the local economy and help provide a livelihood for farmers and producers. They help build links between producers and consumers so that shoppers can have confidence in the food they buy, and sellers can get direct feedback on the food they offer.
The market is operated by a community group called GULP – which stands for Great-tasting Unbeatable Local Produce. It’s a not-for-profit organisation that was set up to support local food producers and make local produce more widely available in St Ives.