You can’t beat strolling through farmers’ markets across County Durham and North Yorkshire, taking in the sights of local products and artisan food.

From fresh veg to endless selections of cheeses and homemade bread, there is so much to pick up and take home, creating the ultimate feast for family and friends.

For the next time you fancy a day out at a farmers’ market in the area, we have rounded up some of the best-rated farmers’ markets to visit according to their Google reviews.

Some of the best farmers’ markets in County Durham

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Barnard Castle Farmers' Market

Location: 23 Market Place, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NE

Rating: 5/5

This returning customer said: "I always come away with a wonderful selection of meats, cheese, bread and drinks. Very well-organised."

Sedgefield Farmers’ Market

Location: 8 High Street, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3AR

Rating: 4.4/5

A recent visitor left this review: “Dropped in here this morning, spent a small fortune, great to listen to the stories behind the small businesses trading from the village green. Bought oils, pies, cakes, meat and my teenage daughters favourite chick pea curry and samosas. The ladies that run that stall have a huge hit on their hands.”

Some of the best farmers’ markets in North Yorkshire

Saltburn Farmers’ Market

Location: Station Square, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1DG

Rating: 4.4/5

One person wrote: “Great produce with a wide variety, both outdoor and indoor stalls today. Indoor at the church outdoor at the station definitely recommend you visit. Vendors are all friendly and helpful.”

Malton Market

Location: 58-34 Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LW

Rating: 4.3/5

Someone who hopes to return commented: “It was fantastic lots to do and see delicious food stalls to try and a fabulous Malton silver band to relax us what a wonderful day. Special thanks to the people at the Talbot Hotel who were extremely polite and helpful. Great day out will be back.”

The Northern Echo: There's nothing like a freshly baked loaf from a local farmers' marketThere's nothing like a freshly baked loaf from a local farmers' market (Image: Getty)

Easingwold Market

Location: Market Place, Easingwold, York, YO61 3AA

Rating: 4.4/5

“Excellent market. Just enough stalls to look at. Good quality fruit and vegetables. Lovely selection of olives, baklava and curry snacks. Interesting selection of cheeses,” said one account.

Please contact each individual farmers’ market to find out the most recent dates and opening times.