Imporant Update: Due to the weather conditions, we are moving our Spring Farmers’ Market tomorrow - from Lisburn’s Castle Gardens to Market Square. Come along and join us between 11am – 3pm.
A special Spring Farmers’ Market to be held in Lisburn this week will feature more than 30 traders and offer a wide range of artisan delights, local produce and handmade crafts. The event will be held in Market Square on Saturday 11th March from 11am - 3.00pm.
Marketgoers can expect a diverse range of artisan delights, local produce, handmade crafts and entertainment. The market promises to provide an exciting addition to a Saturday shopping day in Lisburn city centre. Shoppers have the opportunity to support over 30 local traders as we enter a new season for growers and producers.
Speaking about the newest artisan food and drink event, Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council’s Development Committee said,
“Following the success of last year’s Lisburn Valentine's Market, we want to celebrate the turn of the season and what it has to offer at this year’s Spring Farmers Market. It has been a challenging winter for our local producers and artisan traders but the days are getting brighter and spring has almost sprung.
“We encourage the local community to come along on Saturday 11th March and pick up some of the best, fresh, Northern Ireland produce. Mother’s Day is just around the corner too, so it is a good opportunity to purchase a gift or keepsake from one of the artisan makers.”
For those looking for a weekend sweet treat, scrumptious bakes will be available from local cake makers, Lisburn’s Rosie McNeill Cakes and Moira based Ollies Patisserie, recently named as a ‘Rising Star’ at the LCCC Business Awards. Artisan breads, savoury and sweet treats will also be on offer from Lisburn’s award-winning artisan bakery, The Daily Apron.
The Spring Farmers Market will proudly feature a diverse range of farm to market meats regeneratively farmed from Ballyriff Buffalo Farm, Castlescreen Farm and Seaview Farm. If seafood is more your thing, The Oystercatcher will be on hand to offer up his range of smoked salmon and ready to eat seafood.
Serving up a delectable range of street food offerings for marketgoers to enjoy as they browse the stalls, will be wood fired pizza specialists, Pizza Table and new kid on the block, Wild Child Foods, who will be serving warming plant-based dishes. Whatever your dish of choice is, there will be plenty of drink options, namely Autumn Harvest with their popular pressed apple juice or if you’re in need of a caffeine boost, why not visit Loki’s Coffee for a coffee fix.
Complementing the local food offerings will be locally grown plants from Hillsborough’s independent nursery, Potters Hill Plants and locally grown cut flowers from Gracehill Flower Farm. With a selection of unique crafts, art and beauty stalls to browse there is something to cater for all. Make sure to stop by sustainable accessories designer and maker, Seven Makes and jewellery designer Monday’s Child to treat yourself or someone special. Local beauty favourites Plumpy Balms, Wild Shore and Bathe Botanicals will also be present next Saturday offering marketgoers a range of natural, chemical free beauty products to indulge in.
There will be entertainment throughout the day including acoustic music from Kyle John Suckling along with others, as well as craft activities for children.
The Spring Farmers Market will kick start the market season for Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and a veteran food event will follow at the Royal Hillsborough Farmers Market, located at the Dark Walk on Saturday 25th March.
For further information on upcoming food and drink events, visit www.visitlisburncastlereagh.com or check out the council’s social media channels on Facebook.com/VisitLisburnCastlereagh, Twitter @VisitLisburn, and Instagram @visitlisburncastlereagh.