Shop at a farmers' market

Fresh produce at farmers market

Farmer’s markets are fantastic places for sustainable shopping. You help local families and tackle the environmental costs of food production because the food is locally grown, fresh, and seasonal.

Supermarkets now put over 900,000 tonnes of plastic packaging on their shelves a year.



  • Supports local farmers
  • Ingredients are fresh and locally grown, reducing the need for plastic packaging and C02 emissions involved in transportation
  • Farmers markets help prevent food waste as only limited quantities are produced at a time


  • Not all farmers markets address plastic waste – bring a reusable bag!

Making a difference

There are about 650 farmers' markets across the UK, and many of them have transitioned to single-use plastic free.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Anne Preble