It seems like no time since we kicked off the summer series of Hillsborough Farmers’ Markets for 2018 and we are already at the end of July which marks the last market for this season. This month we are delighted to introduce more new faces to the market. We’ve detailed the line-up below, so pen and pencil at the ready for the shopping list!
First up is Amazin Grazin with homemade flavoured wheaten breads including Guinness & Wheaten, Date and Apple, Bushmills Whiskey, Cranberry & Walnut and Plain.
Gourmet burger specialist, Tribal Burger are bringing their sister street food wagon, Burger Republic, to Hillsborough and will be rocking up in their New York style food truck.
Crepes 2 Go are back after a break last month.
BBC2’s Top of the Shop winners, Ke Nako Biltong are joining us for the first time this summer. Since winning the programme, the Ke Nako duo haven’t been able to keep up with demand, so it is fair to say that their biltong is like hen’s teeth, so don’t miss out!
Noreen’s Nettles – if you’ve ever wondered what Nettle Tea can do for your wellbeing – tomorrow is your chance to ask Noreen and sample at her stall.
Simply Irresistible – a range of freshly made, gourmet salads to eat at the market or take home. How’s that for guilt free convenience?
The Walled Garden at Helen’s Bay will be joining us with the most amazing selection of organic vegetables. These are vegetables of choice in some of the top restaurants in greater Belfast.
Foliage Works – seasonal blooms grown just a couple of miles away – can’t get more local than that There really is no better way to brighten up a room than a bunch of flowers.
Sorella – we are introducing another guest to our non-food offer, with Sorella Soaps and Candles from Waringstown, made from 100% natural ingredients, using 5 essential oils. Sorella is committed to the provenance using Harnett’s Oils as a key ingredient.
In addition to these 9 new faces, we are delighted to welcome back the following traders:
Ballyriff Buffalo – have you tried their buffalo beef yet? Truly delicious with added bonus of being lower in fat and higher in protein as well as other nutritional benefits.
Bara Bakehouse – NI’s newest artisan bakery is back with small batch sourdoughs, tin loaves, French and Irish style breads. Oh, and a few yeasted iced buns too – perfect for your Saturday morning coffee! Get down early – freshly baked bread on a Saturday morning is in demand!
Buchanan’s Farm Shop returns with their increasingly popular cured bacon, flavoured sausages and yoyo (lamb) burgers.
Castlescreen Farm rears grass-fed dexter beef on its farm in Downpatrick. Try a roast or their vegetable rolls – people are dreaming of this! Chef Paula McIntyre even has a serving suggestion for them, which we are happy to share with you. Dinner sorted!
Crumbs Vegan Bakery promises a feast for the eyes and treat for the tastebuds as always. They are loved by vegans and committed carnivores alike!
Corndale Farm produces award winning charcuterie from its free -range pork at its farm in Limavady. Perfect for the sharing board or to liven up a pasta, fish or simply whatever takes your fancy.
Deli Muru is back with their distinctive range of pickles, chutneys, jams and biscuits for cheese – perfect for enjoying with your cheeseboard from Mike’s Fancy Cheese.
Irish Black Butter – make sure to have a chat with Alastair as he imparts some handy culinary tips
Ispini Charcuterie – another multi award winning charcuterie made in Co Tyrone. We really are spoilt for choice with the Northern Ireland Charcuterie. You can also enjoy some Ispini Charcuterie with a Dickie D’s Grilled Cheese sandwich if you can’t wait until you get home!
Jack’s Fudge has a growing fanbase for this melt in your mouth and moreish fudge. It is handmade in Belfast with local butter and cream.
Mange Tout Artisan Foods is the perfect place to pick up patisserie or a loaf cake for dessert, a cuppa or as a gift.
Mike’s Fancy Cheese – sure it wouldn’t be the weekend without a cheeseboard and Mike has selected the best artisan raw milk cheeses from around Ireland for you to enjoy alongside his own Young Buck cheese made in Newtownards. Try some Deli Muru or The Local chutneys to match.
Ni Cho Chocolate will be on hand again with chocolate covered strawberries, hot chocolate or bars of small batch chocolate to enjoy at home or to buy for the chocaholic in your life!
The Local is renowned for its chutneys, preserves and savoury jams, with the range of chilli jams often a talking point - especially the volcanic chilli jam!
The Oyster Catcher will be on hand with fresh oysters, dressed crab, seafood chowder and smoked salmon.
Tom and Ollie are back with their vast arrange of mezze, from olives, stuffed olives, sundried tomatoes, pestos to hummus and stuffed peppers. Perfect for creating your own grazing board at home this weekend.
In the Street Food & Picnic area we have:
Hills Mix Tape with your Saturday coffee needs as well as their very popular iced coffee range – there is a vegan option too!
Dickie D’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich* – made with artisan Irish cheeses and Ispini Charcuterie. The only problem is which one to have! *By Indie Fude.
Buchanan’s Farm Shop ‘on the griddle’ is back with its unrivalled all-day breakfast bap and yoyo burgers
Also mentioned above, you will find Burger Republic, Simply Irresistible and Ni Cho serving artisan coffee in this area of the market.
As well as Sorella, we welcome back Mrs Rganics – if you are not already an avid fan – you soon will be when you try these products, which like Sorella are food for the skin! Made with 100% natural organic ingredients, locally sourced where possible.
Livening up your indoor and outdoor space, we are delighted to have Cottage Garden Plants back with us with their colourful range of indigenous herbaceous perennials. Howell & Trowel is also back with the most gorgeous range of succulents – perfect ‘gifts to me’ never mind someone else!
We think it’s fair to say that there is plenty to feast the eyes, satisfy the taste buds, get the food shop underway with plenty of fresh foods, deli and larder products to try, buy and stock up on.
Join us on Dark Walk Lane at Hillsborough Fort, from 10am-3pm. It’s our last Hillsborough Farmers’ Market of the summer, so don’t miss out!