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Thursday 18 September 2014

Tele Recommends: Northern Ireland's best farmers’ markets

We've consulted the experts to bring you the best Northern Ireland has to offer - the places, the food, the music, the craic.

HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at  St George's Market.  Photo M T Hurson/Harrisons
HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at St George's Market. Photo M T Hurson/Harrisons

David Crawford is co-founder of Just Live a Little, the Portaferry-based food company specialising in Granola cereals and snack bars.

What is Tele Recommends?

Asked to name Northern Ireland's five best farmers’ markets, he recommends...

St George's City Food Market, Belfast

Every Saturday 9am-3pm

This is a favourite of ours because it's where my own business started! Local producers come together to offer up the best food, tastes and smells in the country. It’s great sampling the products or relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee while listening to some of the best local musicians as they play live.

The Causeway Speciality Market, The Diamond, Coleraine

Second Saturday of each month. 9am-4pm

This organic, speciality food market is one of Northern Ireland's biggest and busiest outdoor markets. I love the delicious home baked speciality breads. There is also a great selection of coffees and fruit, vegetables and crafts.

Comber Farmers' Market, St Mary's Parish Church Car Park, The Square, Comber

1st Thursday each month 9am-1.30pm

This is Northern Ireland's newest Farmers' Market and is opening for the first time on July 3. This market is sure to be a winner.

Tyrone Farmers' Markets: Dungannon (Tesco Car Park) & Omagh (South West College Car Park)

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

These markets offer great quality food produced on local farms and include wonderful, seasonal stock. All the fresh food you could want is available.

Newry Farmers' Market, Hill Street, Newry

Every Friday 9am-2pm

This market offers local seasonal and organic produce, plus gourmet foods and crafts. The ‘bumper' market on the last Friday of every month is definitely worth a visit.

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