Final Hillsborough Farmers Market of the year planned

Artisan food lovers will get one last chance this year to visit the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Hillsborough Farmers Market, as it sets up for the last time this year on Saturday, 23rd October at The Dark Walk and Hillsborough Fort. 

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 8:59 am
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will host the final Hillsborough Farmers Market of the year this month on The Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort, with the very best local, seasonal and artisan food on offer as well as a horticultural and craft offering. Pictured at the previous markets are: (l-r) Ald. Amanda Grehan, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee Chair and Sinead MacAtamney, Ellie Mac Candles.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will host the final Hillsborough Farmers Market of the year this month on The Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort, with the very best local, seasonal and artisan food on offer as well as a horticultural and craft offering. Pictured at the previous markets are: (l-r) Ald. Amanda Grehan, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee Chair and Sinead MacAtamney, Ellie Mac Candles.

Marketgoers can browse the food and non-food stalls from 10am to 3pm and are guaranteed to find a whole host of local produce and products to suit their specific tastes. This month the market will once again offer a range of artisan produce, street food, crafts and sustainable living products. 

Local producers attending this year’s final Hillsborough Farmers Market will include popular artisan producers, many of whom have grown to be regulars at many events within the council’s food and drink calendar, including Ispini Charcuterie & Deli, Jack’s Fudge and newcomer from Dromore, Rock Road Farm which specialises in rare breed pigs. A delicious selection of handmade cakes, breads and cupcakes will also be available from market favourites Rosie McNeill Cakes, Kin and Folk and Bara Bakehouse. We will also again see the return of some of NI’s street food favourites within the street food village, including Streetza and Tribal Burger. 

As well as the abundance of new and returning local food producers and traders attending the October market, visitors will also get the chance to browse the stalls belonging to specialised crafts and sustainable living traders including Ellie MacCandles and Plumpy Balms. Potters Hill Plants will be back with their contemporary range of herbaceous perennials, all which will be available to purchase at the market. 

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will host the final Hillsborough Farmers Market of the year this month on The Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort, with the very best local, seasonal and artisan food on offer as well as a horticultural and craft offering. Pictured at the previous markets are: (l-r) Sarah Devine, Simply Devine Cakes & Bakes, Ald. Amanda Grehan, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee Chair, Ald. Stephen Martin, Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Rosie McNeill, Rosie McNeill Cakes.

The market will be managed with COVID-19 mitigation measures in place.  The council is delighted to host this artisan market in Hillsborough which is to be awarded Royal Status. 

Hillsborough Farmers Market will trade from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 23rd October 2021. For further information please visit www.visitlisburncastlereagh.com with frequent updates on Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council on Facebook.com/VisitLisburnCastlereagh, Twitter @VisitLisburn and Instagram @visitlisburncastlereagh.