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Dorset Farmers' Markets


The County town of Dorchester, as its name indicates, was a Roman city. Some of its approaches are on the original Roman ways and lined with avenues of trees; further avenues beautify the celebrated Walks which mark the sites of the former Roman town walls.

Poundbury Village has been newly built, overlooking the famous Iron Age hill town of Maiden Castle,  on the western edge of the town on Duchy land and boasts some impressive architecture – building is still on-going in places and the whole concept and development has received much media attention and accolades.

The regular farmers’ market is the largest organised by Dorset Farmers’ Markets Ltd. with nearly 40 producers regularly attending; it was also voted ‘best Farmers’ Market in Dorset’ in the 2007 Dorset Food and Drink Awards. The market is held on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9am - 1pm.