Bull Ring indoor market
Along with the wholesale markets, it's hard to imagine Birmingham without these two fantastic resources. Stroll around the indoor market and you'll find a wealth of meat, fish, global fruit and veg as well as great range of Caribbean and Asian groceries. Look out for the occasional 'Market Meals' feature on this blog where I'll feature a dish made from ingredients sourced from the markets.
Stirchley Community Market
Usually held on the first Tuesday of every month, the market is a wonderful display of what's possible when talented local individuals join forces. Some stallholders may vary, but regulars sell a range of local artisan products including sourdough bread, cheese, preserves, spices, fruit and veg and beer. The market also hosts a range of arts, crafts and community groups.
Moseley Farmers Market
Every fourth Saturday of the month you can find this farmers market set up at the crossroads in the centre of Moseley. A wonderful range of high quality produce including artisan breads, cheeses, preserves and loads more tasty deli offerings.
Kings Norton Farmers Market
Held on the second Saturday of every month this market operates on a not for profit basis, with proceeds being re-invested in the community. The emphasis here is on local, seasonal produce. Expect a fine range of fruit and veg, honey, preserves, coffee and tea, cheese, fresh and cured meats. Re-established in 2005, the market builds on a tradition dating back to 1616 which set out a charter for a market on the green at Kings Norton.
One of the most recent markets to establish itself in the city, 24 Carrots has become a popular addition to the already vibrant Jewellery Quarter. This compact market hosts an exciting range of bread, cakes, meats and cheese as well as some wonderful hot food stalls.
Kings Heath Farmers Market
Now held on the first Saturday of each month on the village square, the market continues to uphold the high standards being set for markets around the city. Set up by the Kings Heath Business Association, any profits are re-invested in the local community.