These are the two farmer markets in London named 'best in the UK' by experts

Discover the top two farmers markets in London. <i>(Image: Getty)</i>
Discover the top two farmers markets in London. (Image: Getty)

The UK's best farmer markets have been named and two of them are in London.

While you might not think of London and farming as a clear connection, farmers' markets have always been popular in the urban scape with many enjoying the chance to enjoy the natural and fresh produce of the countryside.

Whether it's fresh fruit and vegetables, organic honey, warm bakes of beautiful flowers, farmers markets offer them all.

Now, food experts at HelloFresh have made the official list of the UK's best farmers markets by analysing how often they occur, how long they last, the number of traders/producers, and online ratings.

Here are the two markets in London that were lucky enough to make the esteemed list.

London's top two farmers' markets named

You can see the full list of the named markets in the whole of the UK below.

The only two from London to make the list were Blackheath Farmers Market in south east London and Barnes Farmers Market in south London.

The Blackheath Farmers Market sees a local car park in the region become a local hotspot for fresh produce with Norfolk-caught brown shrimps, local honey, and seasonal specials like Kentish asparagus all on offer.

Stalls often at Blackheath Farmers Markets include Bexley Brewery selling local produce beers and ciders.

Cake stalls Cakehole and Bread and Macaroon are very popular among locals, as well as pasta species Lord Pesto and preserves Nana's Chutneys.

One fan of the Blackheath Farmers Market said: "Fantastic produce and great stalls with fab people. Everything is fresh and just tastes amazing!!"

Elsewhere, Barnes Farmers Market which is hosted every Saturday is self-described as a "food lovers' haven".

Known as one of the oldest of its kind in London, they offer "everything from award-winning organic and free range meats, fresh fish, fruit and veg, fine bakery products, luxury cheeses and homemade apple juices."

One local to Barnes Farmers Market said: "This is a really great local market for local people. You'll have no trouble here."

Discussing the popularity of farmers markets, Mimi Morley, Senior Chef at HelloFresh said: "What can you buy at a farmers market? Typically, farmers markets sell a huge variety of meats, fruit and vegetables.

"This is because it’s fresh produce grown and nurtured in the UK and picked by the highest quality producers before heading to the market."