To Market, To Market
Do you love a good market on the weekend? Brighton Farmers Market could be just the market you’re looking for.
You’ll need to set off early to get the best buys at this open air market – it’s held every Saturday from 6am to 10am at the Brighton Plantation in the central parish of St. George (not too far from Bridgetown).
Brighton Farmers Market has been running for over 10 years and the best part is that it’s a truly locally owned and operated market.
You’ll find local farmers selling a variety of fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables at very reasonable prices; sometimes even as low as a quarter of the prices found in the supermarkets.
There are also many stall holders selling local art and crafts, jewellery, woodwork and carvings, pottery and plants, clothing, soaps, and so much more. They make great gifts for friends and family back home, or perhaps a local souvenir for yourself to remember your time on the island.
Brighton Farmers Market is also a great gathering place for everybody – locals, expats and tourists alike.
There’s plenty to eat at the market for an early breakfast or simply to take something away for later. Enjoy the freshly brewed infamous ‘Pilebucks‘ coffee or tea and all manner of delicious gourmet treats for you to try as you enjoy a breezy Saturday morning in Barbados.
There’s everything from omelettes, freshly baked bread, fried fish cutters, a variety of pies, and even sushi!
There are picnic tables under the shade of a big flamboyant tree, where you can sit and relax, and just watch the world go by.
Tip: Get in early, as tables fill up fast.
Brighton Farmers Market is a family friendly market, with a large expansive lawn for children to run around and play on. You’ll find a lot of regular local families at the market, who come to catch up on all the latest news and spend time socialising with friends.
And, rest assured, there’s parking available on-site too, as well as disabled access.
Brighton Farmers Market is an experience not to be missed.
How Do I Get There?
Take the highway from Bridgetown towards the Grantley Adams International Airport.
You’ll need to turn left just after the Henry Forde roundabout.
Keep straight on this road, passing over two major crossroads.
You will then see Brighton Plantation right ahead of you.
Note: If in doubt, stop and ask a local for directions. They will be happy to show you the way to Brighton Farmers Market.
Author: Brett Callaghan