The breathtaking backdrop of Edinburgh castle is the setting for the weekly Edinburgh Farmers Market.
Each Saturday, more than 65 stall holders gather to sell their produce, the majority of whom are farmers from the local area. The market is the largest of its kind in Scotland, and is both an essential weekly trip for locals, as well as a big tourist draw.
The market is divided into 5 distinctive sections:
Meat, Fish and Dairy: Over a quarter of the goods on offer are sold in this category.
Aberdeen Angus Beef, water buffalo, organic eggs and the freshest, wild-caught seafood are a sample of what's on offer.
Baked and Sweet Goods: Every locally made sweet treat you could imagine, including organic chocolate, speciality breads, gateaux's, cakes, pies and Scottish shortbread.
Juices and Drinks:
The Scottish are well known for their love of a beverage of the alcoholic variety, and the quality of the locally brewed real ales, fruit wines and speciality liqueurs will not disappoint.
Speciality Produce: This includes everything from organic Sottish oatcakes and porridge, to hand made potato crisps, cold pressed oils, soups and non-food specialities such as Scottish knitwear, tartan, wool and hand made skin care products.
The market also hosts a number of noteworthy events throughout the year, including "Slow Food" cookery demonstrations on the first Saturday of every month, guest chefs and Christmas festivities.
Getting There: The market is located in Edinburgh City Centre, with buses to and from the market every few minutes. It is also a short taxi ride to both Waverley and Haymarket Rail Stations, and there are two car parks located on streets adjacent to the market.