farmers market why is Exmouth farmers market during the week? wouldn't it make sense for it to be held at the weekend to attract more people into the town centre as opposed to during the week? Tweet Comments Showing 19 of 19 Viv 3 months ago ......and why doesn't our indoor market sell fruit and veg? There's no option but to use the supermarkets now :( Rosemary O 3 months ago The stallholders go to farmers markets all round Devon. They operate somewhere else on a Saturday.As to the fruit and veg - go to Okey Dokey (next to Warrens Bakery). The guy who was the manager at Julian Graves has set up on his own and has picked up the baton when Stokes closed down. Support your local entrepreneurs!! I'm with HomeMade in Exmouth Just Purr-fect 3 months ago Some of us at exmouth farmers market are looking into settingUp A stall in the indoor marketSo we have an all week farmers market bringing the best of devon to exmouth on different days of the week I'm with Just Purr-fect Liz F 3 months ago I did not know about Okey Dokey - this is what Streetlife is great for - getting information out there. I'm with Mirasol Complementary Therapies Viv 3 months ago I've been using Okey Dokey for dried fruit and nuts - I didn't know he'd started selling fresh fruit and veg too. Great, I'll definitely check it out! Denise M 3 months ago Reynolds the butchers in the Exeter Road also sell fruit and veg, including Maris Pipers my favourite potato for roasting! They took over when Lakes opposite Exeter Road School closed down. Viv 3 months ago I know that Reynolds sell the odd bit, but it's not quite what I had in mind. I was thinking more of a wide range of produce, like there is in Tiverton's pannier market or Darts Farm. Ron R 2 months, 3 weeks ago How about a stall in the Indoor market just like in the old days when people lined up in their dozens to buy good local cheap veg and fruit, but of course Tesco came to town and everything went to pot thereafter. Another new supermarket is what the councils would hoist on us and that will make it even worse! Maureen L 2 months, 3 weeks ago While I think it might be a good idea for a Farmers Market in the Indoor Market (see they are advertising for tenants at the moment) would they be able to support the rent asked. I stopped using Stokes because the quality of their produce deteriorated and went back to the Co-op for reliability. In the retail environment we live in customers are demanding higher food standards which it seems only the supermarkets are able to provide and producers need the reliability of ongoing contracts with them to survive as well. I think Darts Farm is a good example of local produce being grown and sold on the same site but other vegetable and fruit is brought in. However, I find them pretty pricey! I'm with Plough & Share Credit Union (a Co-operative owned by and ser and Plough & Share Credit Union Okie Dokie Foods 2 months, 3 weeks ago Since stokes has closed we have started to sell a small range of pre packed fruit and veg this is to go along side our full range of dried fruit and nuts selection. The current feedback from our regular customers has been very encouraging and in time we intend to look at making the range bigger,we are an independent shop and we need to make sure that we are looking after our customers. Christine 2 months, 1 week ago I also like the gluten & wheat free products, and the dairy free chocolate including the easter eggs they have Maureen N 2 months, 1 week ago New fruit and veg stall opened in indoor market this week. Viv 2 months, 1 week ago Yes, I've already visited - I hope they get enough trade to keep going. Christine 2 months, 1 week ago We all have to support the local independant retailers as much as we can, to help keep them going, and to keep them on our high street. Otherwise we'll only have the big supermarkets, who don't always offer the best price & quality. The more we support the smaller independants the more choice they'll eventually be able to offer us, and we'll also keep the high street alive. Tamzin M 2 months, 1 week ago I didn't realise okie dokie sold fruit and veg either! I always try to pick up from Reynolds when I get meat on a Saturday and their fruit and veg is very reasonable but ill go to okie dokie as well now! Rosemary O 2 months ago Also of course, there is the Friday morning Country Market at Glenorchy Church Hall (past Specsavers). This is what used to be the WI market. If you grow fruit / veg and have a surplus, join this market to sell it - a genuine non profit making co-operative for locals. There isn't much in the way of fruit and veg at this time of year of course, but as the season changes there will be a good selection at excellent prices, all home grown stuff. At the moment you will find plants - (ones that grow in Exmouth!), Flowers, home made jams. marmalade and chutneys, cakes and savouries, meals (including a lovely range of vegetarian) and puddings. There is an excellent craft section with handmade cards, bags, jewellery, knitwear and all sorts of stuff. Every Friday morning from 8.30 to 11.30. Again - support your local producers to keep these things going - the market makes sure that the standard of produce is kept high and the prices are reasonable for members to make a small profit out of their hobbies and surpluses. I'm with HomeMade in Exmouth Jennifer G 2 months ago I have clean jam jars for anyone who would like them for making jams/ chutneys! Let me know & I can bring them to the Friday market at Glenorchy for you. Rosemary O 2 months ago Yes please Jennifer, all the preserve makers try to use recycled jars to keep the cost down so they would be very welcome. Having said that . . . . . they need to be able to take a screw top lid, and must not have any impressed wording or patterns on the jars. Also no 'funny' shapes like coffee jars, mayonaise or Hartleys jam jars. Colemans jars from Tartar sauce etc. are fine! Any that come in that cannot be used are taken to the recylcing plant.Many thanks. I'm with HomeMade in Exmouth John S 2 months ago Exmouth Farmer's market, When you think that the vast majority of people working around the town centre have lunch from 1 o'clock to 2 o'clock and that is when they have to shop before going back to work it takes a bright farmer to knock off just before one, still if he does not want the trade fair enough. Comments are closed. Why not start a new conversation?