History of Truro Farmers Market, it was formed in May 1999 as a co-operative of local food producers, encouraged by Truro City Council and what was then Carrick District Council. With the help of John Roach from Quay Foods the first producers started trading every Saturday in Tinners Yard (now Tinners Court) and as a successful market emerged, it later moved to it’s present home on Lemon Quay. The market now trades in the finest local produce in the heart of Truro every Wednesday and Saturday.
The co-operative has traded in its green and white stripped stalls without a break to become part of the retail fabric of Truro over the last 14 years. The Tuesday Falmouth Market followed the success in Truro and, after a start at Princess Pavillions, found a permanent home on the pedestrianised area in Falmouth known locally as The Moor. Although Falmouth is a smaller market, the friendly atmosphere is well-liked and supported by locals and the influx of summer visitors to the area.