Leicestershire Farmers Markets
Leicestershire Food Links manage five Farmers Markets in Leicestershire; at one of our vibrant farmers markets you can purchase seasonal, fresh, local produce directly from the local farmers, growers and processors.
Leicestershire Food Links was set up in 1999 as a not-for-profit co-operative company. The idea of developing a company to help local producers get in touch with local consumers was born through an 18 month development pilot project entitled "Food Futures", run in conjunction with the national charity, the Soil Association and Leicestershire County Council.
Our mission is to put local producers in touch with local consumers and to achieve this we aim to:
- improve the economic prospect of farmers;
- provide better access to fresh, affordable food for consumers;
- protect and improve the environment.
Leicestershire is home to many farmers and producers and there is a variety of high quality produce available in the county, including: pork, beef, lamb, poultry, eggs, tomatoes, asparagus, cheeses, preserves, bread, cakes, confectionery and much more.
Through buying local food, not only do local consumers get delicious fresh goods, but they also help to cut pollution because local food travels less distance.
All products at our Farmers' Markets must contain a minimum of ten percent of local ingredients and we are accredited members of the national Farmers' Market organisation, FARMA.
Leicestershire Food Links (LFL) Ltd relies on its good reputation and that of its stallholders to provide good quality wholesome local food at our Farmers’ Markets. We hope that together we can continue to do our utmost to maintain this reputation and continue working together to provide a safe, interesting and welcoming environment for customers.
We are committed to protecting and improving the environment