There are numerous farmers’ markets and country
markets right throughout the island, al sel ing local foods
and regional specialities produced by traditional methods.
Many offer organic produce, including fruit, vegetables,
eggs, poultry, meat and baked goods that will keep the
tastebuds more than satisfied.
Macreddin Market in County Wicklow is a dedicated
organic market, which offers a vast range of organic foods;
while St George’s Market, the historic covered market in
Belfast, is a showcase for local food products.
These markets offer the ability to get back in touch
with food in its natural season, as well as take a
taste of food that comes directly from ‘farm to fork’.
Wonderfully atmospheric places to stroll around, there
is no better way to support local farmers, to meet
and talk to artisan food producers and to sample a
fabulous selection of traditional and speciality
foods in peak condition.
Most markets are held weekly all year round,
with some at fortnightly intervals. For details
and full listings visit www.discoverireland.com