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Summer 2019 at Hillsborough Farmers’ Market

Hillsborough Farmers’ Market is back with the final two markets of summer 2019. From 10am to 3pm on the 27th of July and the 31st of August the village becomes a foodie hotspot with over 35 producers of food and crafts setting up shop on the Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort.

As always, you’ll find farm to market produce and a vast range of other local, seasonal, artisan and craft producers at the market. Seasonal vegetables, speciality meats, free-range eggs and other artisanal produce that includes cheeses, breads, cakes, chutneys, jams, charcuterie and confectionery will be lined up along the lane of the Dark Walk. You’ll also find a colourful selection of locally grown herbaceous perennial plants and locally made artisan crafts. We even have Twisted Fish healthy treats for the family dog, if they’re on their best behaviour of course! (Yes, it is a dog friendly market – we just ask that they are on leads).

Getting the most out of a trip to the market couldn’t be easier:

Ø     Keep an eye out for the parking signage if you’re driving

Ø     Bring a shopping bag to carry your goodies

Ø     Above all get chatting to the producers for foodie tips

As well as serving suggestions, there is nothing more satisfying as meeting the maker of your food. Let the producers tell you their story and other inside scoops on what’s particularly good this month at the market.

It’s hungry work talking to producers and other foodies, so you’re covered with a range of street food options that include Barn and Bread, FoodPath Streetfood, Crepe’s 2 Go, The Hatch, Streetza Pizza and The Oyster Catcher. Each serve locally sourced food to enjoy next to Hillsborough Fort with a speciality coffee in hand and local musicians providing the soundtrack.

Time to start the shopping lists for Hillsborough Farmers’ Market. Here's who is confirmed to trade over the summer 2019 markets:

Amberline Preserves

Armstrong’s Twisted Fish

Ballyriff Buffalo

Bara Bakehouse

Barn & Bread

Buchanan's Farm Shop

Burren Balsamics

Castlescreen Farm

Cavanagh Free Range Eggs

Cherryvalley Farm

Deli Muru


Grain & Co Bakes

Habanero Steve's

Harnett's Oils

Indie Fude (Rock n Roll Cheese)

Ispini Charcuterie

Jack's Fudge

Lecale Harvest

Mange Tout Artisan Foods

Mrs Smyth's Preserves

The Local

The Parson’s Nose

Tom & Ollie

Tom’s Food Market

☕️Coffee and Streetfood 🍔fixes from:

Coffee Angels

Crepes 2 Go

Foodpath Streetfood

Hatch Coffee Co.

The Fancy Fox

The Hatch


🌾Plants & Crafts 🎨

Cottage Garden Plants

Ellie Mac Candles

Gillian Boyd Art           

Mrs Rganics

Wendy Ward Designs

Wild About Soap

The market will be back on the last Saturday of July (27th) and August (31st) to round off the series of summer markets.

You can drop the car off in nearby car parks and on the street. Look for parking signs directing you to the car parks below:

  • Hillsborough Forest Park
  • Ballynahinch St Pay & Display
  • Beechlawn Special School on Dromore Rd has kindly opened its car park for the market.

Entry to the market is free and wheelchair accessible.


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