Nothing says ‘shop local’ like a wander through your local market. What to do at the weekend? You can’t beat a day out in Berkhamsted, where a Saturday market has filled the pavements since Saxon times. A stroll through your local market, rubbing shoulders with fellow shoppers, feasting your eyes on tasty treats, a bag (reusable hopefully) full of your weekly fruit and veg. Stalls laden with fresh produce, eye-catching clothing, gifts, and homeware. Heaven.
Cafe culture has sprung up in Berkhamsted, so allow time for a before and after treat in one of any number of great coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Farmers’ markets have made a massive comeback with locally produced and curated goods and the chance to talk directly to local business owners. Commit to shopping local, and you won’t be disappointed. Who wouldn’t wish for honey from local hives, cakes made just down the road, bouquets grown locally, or eggs from your local farmer? Buying local doesn’t get better than shopping at community markets in surrounding villages like Aldbury and Little Gaddesden. See the listings below for these local produce markets. What about crafts? Dacorum has numerous craft fairs throughout the year. Do not miss the Christmas Market in the historic Berkhamsted Town Hall for its tempting Christmas gifts. Pop-ups are increasing across Dacorum. Follow our social media feeds to keep updated with news on pop-up markets near you. Finally, if your weekends are chock full of other commitments (after all, there is so much to do locally!), then Dacorum’s mid-week markets are here to help you out, no more so than the weekly Wednesday market on the High Street in Berkhamsted.