Enclosed within a cast iron structure from the island’s Victorian era, St. Helier Central Market showcases some of the local culture with colorful flowers and a great range of local produce. Rising from its core is a majestic fountain, whose base contains a shimmering school of goldfish. Let the colorful display of fruit, vegetable and plants light up your senses as you enter the market.
Drop coins in the fountain with your kids for good luck, as they watch the fish swimming in its basin. Stroll through the market and chat with the vendors. The variety of local and imported produce is impressive, comparable to cities on the mainland.
From the items you purchase in the market, create a picnic to enjoy with your family in nearby Millennium Park or the Parade Gardens. Order an arrangement from a florist to be delivered to your hotel or apartment. Gardening tools and seeds are available, along with bulbs for the Jersey lily, renowned for its pink blossoms.
Browse the selection of meats on display in the butcher shop, where duck, wild boar and pheasants are among the more unusual choices. Try traditional Jersey beef or the chicken on the spit roast.
Other sections of the market include a wool shop, a second-hand book stall and a shoe store. Purchase souvenirs from gift shops and get buttons and ribbons from the sewing store.
Browse the unusual and antiquated items in the Red Triangle Stores, whose stalls recall the quaint fashions and eccentricities of yesteryear on the island.
The market opens Monday through Saturday from early morning until late afternoon, except Thursdays, when it closes earlier.
Find St. Helier Central Market in the heart of the town’s commercial district. Walk north for about 15 minutes from the marina and ferry terminal to get here.
Visit neighboring attractions, such as the Georgian House, Jersey Opera House and Fort Regent.