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Summer send-off for last Hillsborough Farmers' Market of summer 2019

The last Hillsborough Farmers’ Market of summer 2019 is this Saturday, 31st August with over 35 stallholders setting up shop along the Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort.

As always there will be a range of ‘farm to market’ produce and a varied range of other local, seasonal, artisan and craft producers at the market. Seasonal vegetables, speciality meats, free-range eggs, cheeses, breads, cakes, chutneys, jams, charcuterie and confectionery producers will be lined up along the lane for you to browse, try and buy.

As always, a colourful selection of locally grown herbaceous perennial plants will greet you as you enter the Dark Walk from the Main Street of the village and with it being the month of celebrating our highly skilled and creative craftspeople we have a small considered selection of artisan craft stalls joining us. We are particularly excited to have local craft designer, Wendy Ward joining the market for the first time.

Getting the most out of a trip to the market couldn’t be easier:

🅿️Keep an eye out for the parking signage - see below for list of parking places

♻️ Help us reduce plastic use and bring a shopping bag to carry your goodies 🛒

❓ Ask questions: get chatting to the producers for foodie tips and their food story. It’s good to know where your food comes from.

✅ So, it’s time to start planning and preparing the shopping lists. Here's who is confirmed to trade at the market on Saturday (31st August):

  • Amazin Grazin (flavoured wheaten breads)
  • Ballyriff Buffalo Farm (Buffalo Meat)
  • Bara Bakehouse (Handmade, sourdough and big tin breads)
  • Beautiful Bakes (Cupcakes)
  • Buchanan's Farm Shop (Small batch cured bacon, sausages and burgers. Dry-Aged Steaks including Wagyu this month!)
  • Castlescreen Farm - wee cows, BIG BEEF (Dexter beef steaks, roasts, burgers, veg roll and lamb this month too)
  • Cavanagh Free Range Eggs Ltd. (The tastiest free-range eggs)
  • Cherryvalley Farm (Seasonal locally grown veg)
  • Deli Muru (small batch made chutneys, pickles, jams and biscuits for cheese)
  • Habanero Steve's (small batch chilli sauces)
  • Harnett's Oils (Locally grown and pressed rapeseed oil)
  • Hatch Belfast (Barista-made coffees)
  • Indie Füde (Cheese stall with a curated selection of artisan irish cheeses)
  • Ispini Charcuterie (Multi award winning, locally made charcuterie)
  • Lecale Harvest (small batch seafood and meat pates)
  • Mange Tout Artisan Foods (French patisserie, cakes and tarts)
  • Mrs Smyth's Preserves (Sauerkrauts, kimchis and preserves)
  • The Local (Sweet and Savoury jams, chutneys and pickles)
  • The Parson's Nose (Homemade brown breads, scones and sausage rolls)
  • Harry G Jordan (The Oystercatcher) (Oysters, Smoked Salmon, Dressed Crab and Chowder)
  • Tasty Wee Numbers Home Bakery (Gluten Free tray bakes)
  • Tom and Ollie (Olives, pestos, hummus)

☕️Coffee and Street Food 🍕

  • Crepes 2 Go
  • Hatch Coffee Belfast
  • Streetza
  • The Fancy Fox
  • The Hatch (Loaded Fries Pod)

🎋Non-Food ♻️

  • Cottage Garden Plants (locally grown herbaceous perennials)
  • ni *(plastic free personal care and household items as well as refillables of household cleaning products and loose dry foods - just bring your containers or buy a reusable one on their stall).
  • Armstrong's Twisted Fish (Healthy Dog Treats)

 

🎨 Craft and natural skincare 🧖‍♀️

  • Ellie Mac Candles
  • Gillian Boyd Art
  • Mrs R'ganics
  • Plumpy Balms
  • Wendy Ward
  • Wild About Soap

🕙 10am-3pm 🕒

📍 The Dark Walk, Hillsborough Fort, Hillsborough Village, Co Down

💲 FREE entry 

♿️Wheelchair accessible

🐶Dog friendly. We just ask that they are on leads and well behaved.

Parking in nearby carparks and on the street. Look for parking signs directing you to the car parks below:

  • Hillsborough Forest Park (Free)
  • Ballynahinch St Pay & Display
  • Beechlawn Special School on Dromore Rd for additional village parking (Free)

Hope you can make it. Let us know – share you pictures and use hashtag #HFM2019

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