To see the market at its best and find the full range of stalls open, arrive before 7am.
Look and see - have a good walk round the market before buying anything.
Ask questions - any of the businesses will be happy to answer any queries.
Get to know the salesmen - especially if you are going to be buying regularly.
Cost - prices are not normally displayed in a wholesale market, so always ask: Smithfield is a ‘proper’ market so shop around for the best price of the day.
Payment - all the stalls take cash, some take credit cards and regular trade customers can ask about credit accounts.
MONDAY to FRIDAY from 2am (visitors and buyers should arrive by 7am to find full range of stalls open) Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.