Friday, November 24 2006

Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, which is held on Saturdays on the terrace in front of Edinburgh Castle, beat off strong competition from the finalists across the country to be selected as Britain’s Favourite Farmers’ Market, in a survey sponsored by Strutt & Parker.

The criteria for judging were rooted in the ever-changing role and increasing importance of farmers’ markets in both the local community and the world of British food. All six finalists promote exceptional quality and pride in the range of fresh, local produce that they provide for locals and visitors alike, offering services that enhance the overall experience and promote sustainable British food in the UK.

Country Life editor, Mark Hedges says: ‘Local food is attracting more interest than it has for a generation and is an issue increasingly at the centre of everyone’s thinking. Country Life and Strutt & Parker are delighted to sound the fanfare for farmers’ markets, which are the bedrock of local food success, and Edinburgh Farmers’ Market represents the best that Britain has to offer.’

Read the full story, including commentary by Clarissa Dickson-Wright, in next week’s Country Life, Thursday, November 30, 2006. For the full list of nominees, from this week’s COUNTRY LIFE, click here.