Hartland Farmers Market serves the most amazing big breakfast, just right to set you up for a saunter around the stalls. Although I didn’t partake myself, I was treated to the best coffee I had ever tasted by the lovely Sabins, Artisan Coffee Roasters. Ahhh bliss…..
Having been both trader and visitor to many markets all over the UK, I was struck by both the quality of the goods and the atmosphere at Hartland Farmers Markets. Peter & Heather have strong guidelines, defining who can trade at the market. “I have to be quite strict and sometimes upset potential traders” Peter tells me. “Products have to be made, grown or produced locally and not “bought in” a sentiment I agree with entirely. Many a time I have stood next to stalls who have unwrapped sausages and pies from a well known German Supermarket and advertised them as “Homemade”! A very dodgy practice.