Thursday, April 19, 2018

Killavullen Farmers Market. Next Market Saturday 21st (10.30 am to 1.00pm)

Killavullen Farmers Market
Next Market Saturday 21st (10.30 am to 1.00pm)
Mary Sleeman gets a little help from Cathy Fitzgibbon (right)
during basketmaking demo at Killavullen Market
Called to the Killavullen Farmers Market, the one in the polytunnel, on April 7th. Brought the bags, as usual - no point in going to a market unless you bring bags - and filled them up, no bother.
 The Killavullen market is held about twice each month, dates on their Facebook page, in the Nano Nagle Centre  on the Mallow-Fermoy Road and it is appropriate that organic produce features highly. The centre’s mission now “is to promote a vision of eco spirituality” and it runs a 32 acre organic farm here. Indeed, the Nano Nagle Centre has its own stall in the market. All of the stalls are indoor, sheltered under a large polytunnel so the market is weather-proofed. Great idea.

You can also have a cup of tea or coffee and some home baking, maybe before or after the market or perhaps after taking one of several walks through the centre. Why not try the Cosmic Walk that takes you past a very large and impressive sundial.

Then stroll down to the peaceful banks of the lovely Blackwater. When finished, we could have headed back towards Mallow and retraced the journey up but instead we took a quiet cross country drive through the drizzly hills as we returned to the city via Glenville.

In the tunnel

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