Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Killavullen Farmers Market, Sustainable Packaging Initiative. Remaining 2019 Market Dates

Bring your own bottle

Killavullen Farmers Market, Sustainable Packaging Initiative

Killavullen Farmers Market is one of the oldest farmers markets in Ireland so it is fitting that it should be leading the way in environmental initiatives too. We are encouraging all market goers to bring along their own containers, bags and boxes for produce bought at the market.

Be that fresh breads or doughnuts from El Door, locally grown fruit and vegetables from Mossie Buckley or Noreen O Brien you can bring your own bags and containers to cut down on waste. Our suppliers ideally try to use no packaging at all or if they have to, use recycled and recyclable packaging wherever we can. Maura's kitchen offer refunds on their Cordial and Cider vinegar bottles and will gladly take empty jar returns for their homemade jams and chutneys.
No plastic. Bring a bag or box or carton

Killavullen Farmers Market also runs a very successful buyers group where members can bulk purchase ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products. The buyers group also has a stall selling products, many which are sold on a refill basis, including cleaning products.

The café only uses mugs, no disposable cups here! The second hand bookshop offers great value and every type of book, €1 each or 3 for €2. Our arts and crafters utilise sustainable and recovered material such as old natural wood for Arthur Cronin’s incredible wood turning, Martin's stained glass ornaments, Betty’s bags and cushions! The list goes on and on!

Markets for the rest of the year

There are only three more markets remaining this year all on Saturdays, in the grounds of Nano Nagle Centre Killavullen. From 10.30am to 1pm on 30th November and 14th December and then our special Winter Solstice Christmas Market from 3-7pm on Saturday 21st December.

Visit our facebook page, or call Ciarán on 0863761816 for more information. If you are interested in having a stall please contact us too!

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