A birthday is always a special occasion and award winning Comber Farmers’ Market will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate its third birthday this July.
The artisan food event has thrived in its three short years, growing in size and popularity with foodie folk from all over travelling to Comber on the first Thursday of every month.
The market has the very best local produce on offer every month with a selection of meat and fish, dairy, bread and baked goods, locally grown plants, jam and chutneys, fruit and veg and more.
Adding to the celebrations there will be a bread making demonstration from local baker Freddy Strickland in nearby Indie Fude and children’s activities including potato printing, colouring in and cupcake making.
And there’s more! Live music will fill the market from 12noon also with a performance from local band ‘Full as a Sheugh’.
There really is so much more to Comber Farmers’ Market than meets the eye.
Visitors can expect an interactive experience with the smell of freshly baked soda coming from the griddle and the aroma of bacon drifting up the market.
The producers all enjoy talking to visitors and letting them sample their goods, recommending how to best use and cook their products.
2016/17 saw the market win two awards. Industry peers voted Comber Farmers’ Market the Best NI Local Market at the NI Year of Food and Drink Awards and the public voted it as Best Event at the Ards Business Awards.
The volunteers who organise the market from Comber Regeneration and Community Partnership plan to make Comber Farmers’ Market even bigger and better in its third year.
Held in St Marys Church car park in Comber Square the first Thursday of every month from 9am to 1.30pm, Comber Farmers’ Market is well worth a visit.
Car parking is available in nearby public car parks, at Parkway on Killinchy Street and the car park of 1st Comber Presbyterian on High Street.
Find out more about the popular monthly food event at www.combermarket.co.uk or on the market’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.