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Hillsborough Farmers’ Market returning on July 27

From left, Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Development Committee, and Louise Dornan, Crumbs Vegan Bakery.

Hosted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, the next Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is set to be held on Saturday, July 27 from 10am-3pm at the Dark Walk, Hillsborough Fort.

This month’s market will once again offer marketgoers an abundance of fresh, artisan foods and home-grown favourites, including speciality rare-breed meats, seasonal and local vegetables, award-winning charcuterie, preserves, chutneys and pickles, Irish artisan cheeses, fresh bread and cakes.

Local producers attending the upcoming Hillsborough Farmers’ Markets will include Barn & Bread who will have their homemade gluten free, veggie & vegan dishes including Crabbie Fries, Buddha Bowl and Loaded Sweet Potato Fries on offer.

A delicious selection of handmade chocolate and luxury milkshakes will also be on offer from Lisburn & Castlereagh chocolatier Wee ChoCo. Popular artisan producers, many of whom have grown to be regulars at the annual Hillsborough Farmers’ Markets, include Ke Nako Biltong, Parson’s Nose, Crumbs Vegan Bakery, Indie Fude’s artisan Irish cheese stall and Buchanan’s Farm, known for their small-batch cured bacon and flavoured handmade sausages.

Specialised horticultural and crafts offerings from Saintfield’s Cottage Garden Plants, In klover and Ellie Mac Candles, among others, will also be available to purchase by visitors of the Hillsborough Farmers’ Market. And tasty treats from Armstrong’s Twisted Fish will be available to purchase for furry friends.

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