Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mahon Point Farmers Market 1

I did a post on Mahon Point Farmer's market when I began blogging and decided to visit again with my camera. This market is held every Thursday from 10.00am to 2.00pm it has been voted among the top five markets in the country by the Bridgestone Guide 2009. I go from time to time and it is always packed and some stalls sold out later in the day, so I was there today at opening time.This is a view of the market from the Tesco carpark on the upper level
The market was getting busy with the serious shoppers who knew what they were buying
O'Driscolls of Schull in West Cork.
The queue built up fairly quickly, this is one of the stalls that is usually sold out if you come later.All fish is caught locally around the coast, no imports here!
The smell of fresh strawberries was overpowering from Rose Cottage Produce,Co laois
Brehenys Bellish Ltd,Conall Breheny on his stall selling home produced, soups,relishes and sauces and dressings, his Lemon Oil dressing has won a Gold Medal at the Great taste Awards in Ireland and England.Based in Ballyvourney they are at markets in Tralee,Kenmare,Listowel,Limerick and Schull also.Sales were brisk while I was there and most people were obviousley return customers.
Magpie Cottage Goats Cheese
Hamming it up for the camera, their cheese is produced from their own herd of Nubian Goats.
Natural Foods Bakery
Supersprouts, these two young people produce their organic sprouts in West Cork and gladly give out samples and recipes, they have a website at www.supersprouts.org
Ballycurraginny Farm
Some of the olives and produce on offer.

3 comments:

Ann said...

What a fantastic market - everything looks delicious.

Your allotment is doing brilliantly, is this weird weather helping? Hot and sunny then absolutely drenching, it's really helped my veg along.

ga.farmwoman said...

Oh my! The Mahon Point Farmer's market looks like my kind of place!
If I left right now, I wonder how long would it take me to get over there?? from middle of nowhere Georgia, U.S.A?? lol...

Have a great day.
Pam

flowergardengirl said...

Oh gosh, I want to go it's wonderful! It's so nice and clean. Lots to choose from!