Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Farmer's markets

Farmers Markets First established by the Cork Free Choice Consumer Group in 1996. Since then they have spread throughout the county. They are held outdoors. Markets are held during the morning, usually starting by 9am. Get there as early as possible.
Bantry, Friday, Main Square.
Blackwater Valley, 6 miles from Mallow on Fermoy Rd. at Nano Nagle Centre at Ballygriffen, near Killavullen. Open every second Saturday. Dates for June 5, 19; July 3, 17, 31; Aug 14, 28; Sep 11, 25; Oct 9, 23; Nov 6, 20; Dec 4, 18; Contact: Nora Foley - T. 022 26177
Castletownbere First Thursday, (monthly).
Clonakilty, Thursday, Old Market Hall, McCurtain St. opposite Church.
Cornmarket St., Cork Saturday, Cornmarket St. in Cork .
Inchigeela, Last Saturday 2pm, (monthly), Creedons Hotel
Macroom, Tuesday, Main Square.
Midleton, Saturday, Hospital Rd. Behind the courthouse by the roundabout on Main Street.

Mitchelstown, Thursday, Main Square.
Schull, Sunday 11am - 3pm, June to Sept, Pier Rd. Carpark.
Skibbereen, Saturday, in the car park almost opposite AIB bank, Bridge St.

As far as I know there is also a Farmer's Market in Mahon Point shopping centre Plaza, but I am not sure which day or if it is still operating and one was also started in Blackpool Shopping centre , if anyone has any information if these are still ongoing, Please let me know.
Farmer's Markets are held all over the country in towns,villages and even in the cities but Skibbereen is the only local one that I could find which has a dedicated website (see Link)

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