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