Info about us

Isle of Farmers' Markets is an affliation of people who wish to promote the growing, making and selling of Manx food and products. It's committee is elected from Accredited stallholders.

The Island has a rich history of markets through which Farmers and producers have traditionally sold their own produce. These markets were not only an essential source of food for the local community, they were also a vital focal point for meeting and socialising.

Isle of Man Farmers' Markets is working to revive this tradition, both by promoting existing markets on the island and by assisting in the creation of further markets.

Buying locally helps to sustain the Manx community and ecconomy and encourage diversification, and also helps in reducing 'food miles' which are having an increasingly detrimental effect on our environment.

Equally important, these markets allow access to the freshest products, with exceptional levels of traceability and also provides the opportunity to meet the people who produce them.

Regular Markets

St Johns
Every Thursday -  Tynwald Mill
11am - 3pm

Every Saturday - Karl's B & T
10am - 3pm.

(2nd Saturday of month) ( April October), Regent Street, 10am 4pm

Onchan 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, Village Walk Shopping Precinct, 11am 4pm

3rd Sunday of month 20th December Xmas Extravaganza 12 noon 4pm

Forthcoming Events

Southern Agricultural Show, Great Meadow Estate, Castletown Sat 30th & Sun 31st July. Royal Manx Agricultural Show, Knockaloe, Patrick Fri 12th & Sat 13th August

Seasonal Produce

Spring Cabbage, Salad Leaves, Lettuce, Radish, Rhubarb, Chard, New Potatoes, Spinach, Peas, Broad Beans, Asparagus, Spring Onions. Eggs, Goat Meat, Lamb, Beef, Rabbit, Quail, Lobster, Crab, Queenies,

10 Minute Recipe

WARM BROAD BEAN AND FETA SALAD (Delicious warm or cold)
Serves 4 - 6
Prep time 2 minutes
Cooking time 4 5 mins

900g/ 2lb Broad beans, shelled
60ml / 4 tbsp Olive Oil
175g / 6 oz Plum tomatoes, halved or quartered
4 Garlic cloves, crushed
115g / 4 oz Firm Feta cheese, cut into chunks
45ml / 3 tbsp Chopped fresh Dill, plus extra to garnish
12 Black Olives
Salt & ground black pepper

1. Cook the fresh Broad Beans in boiling salted water until just tender. Drain then set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan and add tomatoes and garlic. Cook over a high heat until tomatoes begin to colour.

3. Add the Feta to the pan and toss ingredients together for 1 minute. Tip into a salad bowl and mix with the drained Broad beans, Dill, Olives, and salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped Dill and serve.

How to Join the IOM Farmers' Markets:

Do you have a product or range of products which you would like to sell at your nearest Farmers' Market? Then why not give Sheila (454549), Dot (470507) or Peter ( 483117 ) for further details. Come along and join the ever growing community of traders who are making food trendy!

Contact numbers

Sheila Gawne (Chair), 822992 / 454549                           
Dot Price (treasurer),  813358 / 470507                          

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