Carlow Farmers’ Market, founded in 2004, is one of the largest farmers’ markets in the South East and prides itself as one of the few authentic farmers’ markets where the producers are all local, produce their own goods and sell mainly their own produce.
With a growing concern amongst consumers to reduce food miles, along with uncertainty over pesticide use, traceability, animal welfare and environmental factors, buying direct from Carlow Farmers’ Market offers choice to customers and ensures the highest standards in freshness and quality.
Trading every Saturday from 9.00am-2.00pm, the Carlow Farmers’ Market offers an experience totally unlike that of the high street, providing a friendly, community atmosphere in which to spend a Saturday morning for both locals and tourists alike. The market offers shoppers the chance to mingle with artisan suppliers and farmers who are passionate about their food, while learning the background of each individual product and receiving advice on how to make the best use of the extensive range available.
Products include soft fruit, jams, chutneys and juices from Malone’s Fruit Farm; plain and flavoured raw goat’s, cow’s and sheep’s cheese from Carlow Cheese; Irish Cheese Awards 2015 Supreme Champion, Mount Leinster Clothbound from Coolattin Cheese; Persian style feta from Ninestones Cheese; free range rare breed pork and bacon from Ballybannon Farm; 100% organic beef, pork, lamb and poultry from Coolanowle Organics; healthy snack alternatives from A & K Real Food; dry-aged beef, lamb and free range eggs from Newtown Farm Produce. See full list of suppliers at www.carlowfarmersmarket.com.
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Products: Fresh fruit, seasonal and organic vegetables, organic and free range meat, dry cured bacon products, free range poultry and eggs, juices, chocolates and truffles, country style butter, quiches and savoury tartlets, traditionally crafted breads and cakes, speciality breads, olives and pesto, fresh fish and vegetable, herb and bedding plants. Hampers of local goods, ready and made to order and speciality foods.
Available: Potato Market, Carlow every Saturday 9.00am-2.00pm