How it all started

Local ladies Heather Gow and Alison Bell were the two people who had the inspiration and drive to start a farmers market in Forfar one of the first in Scotland. 

The first market took place on 10th July 1999, a large marquee was erected in the Myre Park with a wide array of stalls. Tom Mitchell from Puddledub Pork took part in the first market and said " it was this market that convinced me that we could sell our own animlals and make a living from it, I will never forget the enthusiasm of the Forfar folk that day"  From the incredible success and popularity of this market Angus Farmers Market was formed and Puddledub Pork is one of our most popular stalls, they attend both Montrose and Forfar twelve months of the year.

Due to an increasing demand Angus Farmer's Market held their first Montrose market in October 2005 in the High Street and enjoys a loyal following from the local people whatever the weather!

The weather is no longer a problem for the Forfar market as in June 2012 the market moved to a fantastic indoor site at the Strathmore Hall part of the Agricultural Mart in John Street. This opened up many opportunities to add extra attractions including a resident chef doing cooking demonstrations and facility to hold food festivals and special seasonal events.

We are committed to making Angus Farmer's Market the best shopping experience for our customers.  We  will continue to find ways to promote local seasonal foods from quality producers and encourage all ages to enjoy the benefits of eating seasonal produce as we say  "BUY IN SEASON TASTE IS THE REASON"