Discover Your Local ‘Roots’ at Comber Farmers’ Market

On Thursday 3rd of November, the popular monthly Comber Farmers’ Market will celebrate the month of ‘Legacy and Learn To’ as part of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink, taking the opportunity to encourage younger generations to be involved in learn-to’s, how-to’s and be inspired about local food and plant produce.

The products offered at the market all originate from surrounding areas in Northern Ireland and following on from the Harvest and approaching Christmas there is no better time of year to appreciate the legacy of producers from the area.

Schools will be on half-term so there will be a number of workshops for kids including a colouring in competition from Farm House Treats, a bulb planting station hosted by the Uncommon Garden Company and a fun-filled lolly making workshop with Wee Choco.

Helen’s Bay Walled Garden will be demonstrating sowing of micro cress and children will be taught how to pot peas with Sow, Grow, Munch. They will also learn about and taste different foods with the Food NI Taste Adventure

A short walk away from the market, Indie Fude, the food emporium in Comber Courtyard, High Street, Comber will also be hosting a free cookery demonstration for families called ‘Pot to Plate’ at 12.00pm. Kim Close, a local chef, will be demonstrating how to cook heritage vegetables sourced from the market.kenny-forthill

Around 25 regular stall holders will be offering free range eggs, plants, flowers, meats, fish, cakes, chocolate, chutneys and many more interesting and freshly made food products including certified raw milk from the Jersey cows at Hannah’s Farm near Carryduff.

Comber Farmers’ Market happily invite and encourage regular and new friends to come along to this important artisan event, and to support local producers.

Some exciting news this month, as the market has been nominated for the ‘Best Tourism Event or Activity’ in the Ards Business Awards. Voting slips are available in the Newtownards Chronicle and the market is asking for your support – Vote Comber Farmers’ Market!

The market can be found in St Mary’s Church Hall car park in Comber Square and opens from 9.00am -1.30pm. Car parking is available nearby in public car parks around in the town, in Parkway and at 1st Comber Presbyterian Church.

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