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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Killavullen Christmas Farmers Market, get ahead of the crowds!

Killavullen Christmas Farmers Market, 
a chance to get ahead of the crowds!


There are just two editions of the 2018 Killavullen Farmers Market to visit before Christmas, a regular one on the 15th and a special Soltice event on the 21st. Ciaran Cotter has been in touch with all the details.
Christmas is only weeks away and that means preparations are ramping up. That couldn’t be truer for Killavullen Farmers Market as not only do they have their famous evening Winter Solstice Market coming up on Friday 21st from 3pm to 7pm, they also have one more regular Saturday morning market on the 15th from 10.30am to 1pm. Be sure to come along as it is your chance to beat the crowds at the Christmas market and also allows you to put in your orders!


All regular stallholders will be there as usual, along with a number of seasonal producers. You will find plenty for the festive season ahead from staples to seasonal veg to unique gifts, all from local producers. One of the oldest farmers markets in Ireland, now into its 18th year, the regular Saturday market. is in the grounds of the Nano Nagle Centre, on the main road between Castletownroche and Mallow with plenty of parking. The market is continually evolving and continues to surprise each week!

Regular stallholders have a range of products from locally grown vegetables all in season, handcrafted baked goods, breads, jams, chutneys and cordials. There is a fine selection of smoked salmon, fresh raw milk and yoghurts. You can also buy a free range organically reared ham or Christmas breakfast. There is also be a hot food and the always welcoming café will be open.

Killavullen farmers market is a great spot to pick up crafted goods including knitwear, kids toys and wood turned products. There is also a great selection of plants and flowers available. The second hand bookstore is a must for any reader. All books cost 50 Cent and donations of books are also gladly accepted.



Finally, unique to Killavullen Market is the KOB (Killavullen Organic Buyers grouping). Here you can order bulk foods and household supplies at discounted prices. All products are sourced from Suma Wholesalers so check out there website if you are interested and then pop along to the market to find out more!

Christmas Market, Friday 21st Dec 3-7pm

If you haven’t heard about the Christmas Market then you have missed out! The unique solstice market is an amazing setting on the shortest day of the year. You can pick up last minute gifts, stock up on goodies for the Christmas period. It is really truly a magical experience and really kickstarts the Christmas period!

Santa

A special visitor has been at the market the last few years and we expect he will be there again this time round. Keep an eye on our Facebook for an arrival time!

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