Swansea and Gower Produce Markets
From Cockles and laverbread, to Gower Potatoes and fine cheeses – Swansea Market is the place to come for a true taste of Wales. It is the largest indoor market in Wales and has a wide variety of stalls, many of which have been run by local families through several generations. East Pilton farm has had a stall in Swansea Market for the last 80 years!
When: Mon to Fri 8am – 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am – 5.30pm
Where: Swansea Market, Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3PQ http://www.swanseaindoormarket.co.uk/
Llangennith Local Produce Market
Contact Cath on 01792 386262
When: Last Saturday of each month (April to September), 9.30am – 1pm
Where: Llangennith Village Hall
Mumbles Produce Market.
This market was the first market of its kind to be set up in the area and has grown considerably from its beginnings. The idea was to meet and buy directly from local producers which reduces energy used in transport, encourages healthy eating and supports the local economy. There are 36 stalls selling a wide range of local produce. Contact 01792 405169
When: 2nd Saturday every month 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: The Seafront Car Park
Penclawdd Local Produce Market
There is also a craft market that runs alongside the produce market. Refreshments are available at the counter (provided by a different charity every month), and parking is partially on site, but largely on the road to the front of the building.
Penclawdd market started after repeated food scares and the devastating effects of foot and mouth, as well as unprecedented pressure from supermarkets. It began in June 2003 with eight stalls and has grown gradually to over 30, with roughly half of those food stalls. Contact Dave Williams on 01792 850162
When: Penclawdd market is held every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9:30am until 12:30 pm.
Where: Penclawdd Community Centre.
Gorseinon Food and Craft Fair
Over 40 stalls of local and international produce and crafts. Plenty of on site parking. Contact Sian 01792 893266
When: The Gorseinon Food and Craft Fair is held on the second Saturday of the month
Pennard Produce Market
Local producers and crafters. Free entry.
When: Second Sunday of every month 9.30 to 12.30
Where: Pennard Community Hall
Sketty Produce Market
Around 20 stalls of locally produce and craft.
When: First Saturday of the month
Where: Bishop Gore School canteen. De la Beche Road, Sketty.
Gowerton Produce Market
Between 15 and 20 stalls. Locally produced meat, veg, fruit, cakes and craft
When: First Sunday of each month
Where: The Rechabite Community Hall, Church Street. Gowerton. SA4 3EH
A large and successful market first started in 2013 to provide opportunities for small, independent Welsh producers.
When: 9am – 1pm on the last Saturday of each month (with the odd exception)
Where: Gwydr Square, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0HD
The Marina street market in Swansea sells a huge range of Welsh produce from beautiful hand made items to delicious, fresh food.
When: 10am – 3pm on the second Sunday of each month
Where: Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea, SA1 1TT
Local contributors in the markets often include:
Paul Tucker and Son Family Butcher - a family run business supporting local farmers 01792 850084
Gower Cottage Brownies http://www.gowercottagebrownies.co.uk/
Gower Salt Marsh Lamb http://www.gowersaltmarshlamb.co.uk/
Brian Jeffrey - Fresh Farm Vegetables
Crickton Farm Shop, Springfield, Crickton Farm, Llanrhidian, Gower, SA3 1ED http://growninwales.co.uk/giw_grower/brian-jeffreys-llanrhidian/
Estelle’s Gower Goodies – Delicious home made chutneys with fresh, unprocessed ingredients. – Chilli Relish, Carrot Cake Jam http://www.estellesgowergoodies.co.uk/shop/