20 years of Bath Farmers’ Market
Certain farmers’ markets such as Wye Valley, Winchester and, of course, London’s Borough Market have earned near-legendary status in foodie circles, acclaimed for being at the forefront of the genre. But the original – and, many would argue, still the best of the bunch – is based at Bath’s historic Green Park Station, a converted Victorian railway station. Formally established in Bath in 1997 it is one of the longest-running farmers’ market in the UK and is celebrating it’s 20th birthday this year as part of the Great Bath Feast.
Bath’s one-stop food shopping experience
Bath Farmers’ Market estimate that 2000+ people pass through the bustling, tasteful shopping hub at peak times on Saturday mornings, browsing, tasting and, of course, shopping from a wide selection of traders, all of whom have a base within a 40 mile radius of Bath.
From vegetables, meat, fish and bread to cheese, pate, wine, beers, eggs, pies and much, much more, a proliferation of ever-evolving produce is laid out to tempt your tastebuds in a buzzing, friendly atmosphere far removed from the vacuum-packed experience offered by the high street supermarkets, making it Bath’s one-stop food shopping experience.
But there’s yet another very good reason for visiting Green Park Station even when the market stallholders have packed up for the day.
25 years of Green Park Brasserie
Having opened its doors way back in 1992 (and therefore celebrating it’s 25th birthday as part of the Great Bath Feast this year), Green Park Brasserie has earned a place on the much-respected ‘Bath Institution’ list.
Affectionately referred to as The Braz, the much-loved restaurant is best known for its live jazz, legendary Saturday morning Farmers’ Market Breakfast and its reliable quality, good value and lovely vibe.
Bath Pizza Co is the newest member of the Green Park Brasserie family, which has turned the area behind The Braz into a casual and lively hotspot. Bath Pizza Co features an open kitchen complete with a wood fired oven that acts as the epicentre to the Bath Pizza Co’s USP: real pizzas, freshly prepared by a team of dedicated foodies.
Events at Green Park Station
The Great Bath Feast is delighted to be celebrating two landmark anniversaries with two of Bath’s best-loved institutions this year, with dedicated events including:
- Bath Farmers’ Market 20th Anniversary Feast, 23 September
- Best of the West Pizza and Beer Fest, 30 September
- Bath Artisan Brunch Market, 8 October
- Around the World in 80 Bites, 8 October
- £10 Pizza & Prosecco (or beer), throughout the Great Bath Feast