Sunday farmers’ markets 

Gone are the days when grocery stores were the only viable option for food shopping. In fact, as more people choose a low-waste lifestyle, old-fashioned farmers’ markets have become more common and attractive once again. We host a traditional farmers’ market every Sunday. Here, locals and friends from farther afield get together to catch up, buy gifts and treats, or do their weekly shopping.

The East Linton Sunday market is a cornerstone of our local sustainable way of life.  Our stallholders sell fresh and tasty fruit and veg, cheese, eggs, and meat. You can also discover beautiful one-off pieces at the craft and car-boot stalls. Other highlights include the famous fishmonger, an artisan salt seller, and a specialist Italian food shop. Don’t miss the mouth-watering fresh pasta! Our craft and collectables sellers always have something delightful, too. Keep an eye out for vintage tools, wax melts and beautiful toys. 

Our market is proudly seasonal. Not only does shopping seasonally mean your food is nutritious and fresh, but it’s also a fun way to connect with the turning of the year in East Lothian. After all, nothing beats a ripe summer berry, or locally-grown root vegetables in your winter’s stew. 

Come and get to know your local farmer and your food any Sunday from 09.30-14.30. You can find us at The East Linton Sales Ground, Station Road, East Linton, EH40 3DN. 

New stallholders welcome

We always welcome new sellers into our close community. We have been enjoying the success of our market together for years, reaching over 1300 people in mid-winter at our last count. It costs £10 a day to rent a pitch.

Rules and requests for stallholders

Our rules aim to create a friendly, inclusive and efficiently-run day for all to enjoy.  Please self-monitor the rules and help us enforce them. 

  • Once you’ve committed to taking a stall, you must attend. If you don’t attend the full day, you will lose the opportunity to rent a pitch in the future.
  • Be courteous to punters and visitors. If you are in any way aggressive, antisocial or intimidating, we will ask you to leave.
  • Generators are not allowed. If you need electricity, please organise this in advance with the manager.
  • The market runs until 2:30 pm. You must not pack away before then. 
  • The market area is an active pedestrian walkway. No one may drive vehicles in the market area between 9:00-14:30.
  • Check in with the manager when you arrive and before you leave. We want to know if you had a good day and if there is anything we can do to help you in the future.

We’ve also got a couple of requests. Every stallholder plays a crucial role in making our market a success, so please take them to heart.

  • Once you agree to be a stallholder, we kindly ask that you promote the market to as many people as you know. Genuine, word-of-mouth recommendations are invaluable. Your support with this will increase business for everyone. For many of us, this is our livelihood.
  • If each stallholder could encourage one more person to set up a stall, the impact on our size and overall success would be wonderful. Community is our core and we can only grow our market by working together. 
  • We are always on the lookout for extra help. There is always room for volunteers, from general administration to on-the-day management. 
  • Finally please help us by taking away all of your rubbish after the market is finished for the day.

We hope to make our Sunday farmer’s market thrive. By following our rules and doing your bit, you’ll help us make it more viable and sustainable in the long run. We aim to become one of the best Sunday markets in Scotland – help us make that happen!