Hillsborough’s fresh new Farmers’ Market opens Saturday 4th June

Claire Kelly, Passion Preserved, Robert Emerson, The Plough Inn and Erin Burgess of Grain & Co Bakery get set to showcase the best of local produce as Hillsborough revive the time-honoured tradition of the Farmers’ Market.  Supported by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, the first of two Farmers’ Markets will take place on Saturday 4th June at The Courthouse, followed by a second market on Saturday 2nd July 2016. For further information visit http://www.visitlisburncastlereagh.com/whats-on/  Picture By Paul Moane, Aurora PA.  
Claire Kelly, Passion Preserved, Robert Emerson, The Plough Inn and Erin Burgess of Grain & Co Bakery get set to showcase the best of local produce as Hillsborough revive the time-honoured tradition of the Farmers’ Market.  

The thriving heritage village of Hillsborough is set to revive the time-honoured tradition of the Farmers’ Market. Supported by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, the first of two Farmers’ Markets will take place on Saturday 4th June at The Courthouse, followed by a second market on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

With fresh, delicious, organic, and healthy foods, the Farmers’ Markets will showcase the best local primary and artisan produce. The market will feature independent food producers, such as Passion Preserved, Mike’s Fancy Cheese, Neary Nogs Artisan Chocolate, Buchanan’s Farm Shop and Amberline’s organic produce and preserves. Start-ups including Erin Burgess’ Grain & Co Bakery and Sarah McGreechan’s Sarah’s World Fare and Little Pink Kitchen will also be present.

This impressive bill of fare for the first Farmers’ Market is ardently supported by Hillsborough’s local food and hospitality businesses such as The Plough Inn and Azora Café. Other street food vendors include Hog Plate and Pizza Box, all of the food producers involved are committed to sourcing as much of their ingredients as possible from home-grown sources.  Claire Kelly, of Passion Preserved said: “As independent traders, initiatives like these Farmers’ Markets are essential to our livelihood and there is something really rewarding for both us as producers and customers in buying direct from source. It is a very social way of doing business and getting the weekly food shop done! We are always extremely grateful for the support of local established businesses and it is great to see a few of them getting involved.”

Speaking about the forthcoming markets, Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Development Committee, said: “We are excited about bringing a new Farmers’ Market to Hillsborough during the NI Year of Food and Drink 2016. We see these two markets as a pilot exercise to gauge potential for a regular Farmers’ Markets in Hillsborough. We consider these initiatives as essential platforms in supporting our talented and committed native food producers and consequently local businesses.”

Hillsborough and the surrounding area is held in high-esteem for its agricultural heritage, epicurean offering and food-devoted festivals held throughout the year. It would seem to be the ideal location for a regular, well-supported, Farmers’ Market.  With stall holders selling everything from in-season fruit and vegetables to specialist small batch artisan produce, the Hillsborough Farmers’ Markets are must attend events for food connoisseurs and anyone who loves to support, buy and eat local.

For further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/hillsboroughfarmersmarketNI/  Twitter@MarketHillsboro

http://www.visitlisburncastlereagh.com/whats-on/

Love Belfast
Belfast guide to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, events, hotels, entertainment, special offers, news, gossip, travel, festivals and culture. http://lovebelfast.co.uk

Related Articles

BEANNCHOR GROUP UNVEILS £4M HASLEM HOTEL AT LISBURN SQUARE

~50 new jobs to be created at 45-bedroom property~ The Beannchor Group has today opened its new £4 million development at Lisburn Square, Haslem Hotel, creating 50...

Armagh timber business in pandemic re-think as demand for garden pods soar

'The idea came from the fact that everyone is working from home. We needed to build something that was high quality and would suit...

Advice: Help With Business Rates

During the 2020-21 rating year most business ratepayers in Northern Ireland will benefit from a 4-month rates holiday and many from a 12-month rates...

Stay Connected

81,585FansLike
60,888FollowersFollow
164,559FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

4 Innovative Tech That Will Give You a Good Night of Sleep

How we sleep at night can often dictate the quality of the next day. If we are sleep deprived, we have a reduced ability...

Hotel performance: Strong Staycations uptake improve chances of survival

The latest hotel figures for Northern Ireland show a significant improvement from the July position. Hotels in Northern Ireland were permitted to re-open on...

Townsend Enterprise Park launches “Made in Townsend Street” business support package 

One of Belfast’s leading business hubs; Townsend Enterprise Park, has launched a new ‘Made in Townsend Street’ marketing support package to help their 46 businesses,...

Planning to Move to the UK? – Here’s Everything You Need to Know

If you are ready to move to the United Kingdom and start a new life and a new career, then this blog is a...

CHARITY RECEIVES BOOST FROM GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THOSE BEREAVED FROM COVID-19

Local Belfast charity to play vital role in Covid-19 response support The UK’s largest bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement Care, has received a much needed financial...