Leeds is blessed with several farmers markets running in and around the city, from Briggate in Leeds City Centre to Otley Farmers Market on Market Square. They run once a month on a Saturday or Sunday with stalls packed with local produce from independent producers from around Yorkshire.
For many, this has been the only way to get their wares in-front of people in Leeds City Centre. But we’ve supported many of the suppliers you’d find at local markets since opening our doors in 2009, bringing a farmers market to the heart of Leeds, seven days a week. We’re open 8am – 7pm Monday to Friday giving people a chance to pop in before or after work and also on the weekends allowing people to stock up between markets.
Some of the Yorkshire producers you’ll find filling our shelves include:
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil supply us with quality oils, dressings and mayonnaise made from the finest cold pressed Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil. One of our favourites at home is their Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil with Garlic which we often use when cooking.
The Chilli Jam Man
A very well know face at many farmers markets (and the odd TV appearance), the multi award winning Chilli Jam Man has his entire range of Chilli Jams available in-store at Millies. Another firm favourite (for those brave enough) in our house, these Chilli Jams go with pretty much anything, offering a simple and quick way to add an extra tasty kick to your dishes. Always good in a sausage sandwich or even something to spice up a chicken salad. The more adventurous could try ‘Bhut Jolokia’ Infused Soda Bread or Chilli Jam Kebabs & Cake.
Tancred Farm Shop
Our farms meats are supplied by the Hullah family farm in Whixley. Perfect for those wanting to know where their food comes from and how it’s cared for. Pig farmers for over 30 years, this family farm rears and butchers pork and beef (from their grass fed pedigree Lincoln Red cows) on a 120 acre farm in Yorkshire. They even make their own pig food to produce the highest quality pork. No BBQ should be without their ribs or sausages.
Bracken Hill Fine Foods
For a perfect start to a Sunday morning we sometimes like to treat ourselves with a freshly baked croissant covered in Strawberry Preserve with Champagne. For a cheeseboard, we have to have a something like the Caramelised Red Onion & Cranberry Chutney. Lamb Sunday Roast? Well that has to be Mint Sauce. Basically, for every meal there is a condiment from Braken Hill Farm Foods to complement the food. Using only the best ingredients and traditional methods they ensure the range of products is of the highest standard.
The Organic Pantry
The family run organic farm based at Newton Kyme near Wetherby, North Yorkshire supplies us with organic fruit and vegetables. They are seasonal, totally organic and taste brilliant. Their wares are sold in-store and also used in the meals prepared in our award winning take-away deli.
The Voakes family have farmed in North Yorkshire on Whixley Grange Farm for over 40 years. Their range of award winning handmade pies and sausage rolls are available from our take-away deli. All of which are produced from their own stock of pigs which are bred exclusively at Whixley Grange.
Church View Farm
Producing and selling free range hen, duck, quail and goose eggs for over 50 years. For baking or just for lunch, we recommend their duck eggs.
Are we missing your favourite producer? Is there a stall you love to visit but can’t wait four weeks? Do let us know, we’re always looking to help support more amazing people.