ON Thursday, April 5, Comber Farmers’ Market will be celebrating Spring by welcoming ‘Alice in Comberland’ to the town and planning all sorts of curious goings on.
Apart from the usual high quality food and plant produce made, baked or grown by 28 artisan food and plant traders, there will be activities for children with Springmount Farm Free Range Eggs sponsoring an egg painting competition for three age categories – pre-school, 4-7 years of age and 8-11 years of age. Lucky winners will be awarded Easter Eggs.
There will also be colouring-in activities and a special appearance from Alice in Comberland and The Queen Mum of Hearts.
In addition, traders will also be getting into the spirit of the popular event and decorating their stalls with themed bunting and tablecloths.
Traders at the market will have the very finest array of meats, fruit and vegetables, jams and chutneys, home baked goods and breads, cheeses, speciality teas, sauces and syrups, seasonal plants, chocolate, free range eggs, granola, raw Jersey milk and more – all produced in Northern Ireland.
New traders making their debut this April will be Dough-Naughty selling beautifully decorated sweet and savoury doughnuts; Crumbs Vegan selling vegan (entirely dairy free) cupcakes, cookies, brownies and layer cakes by the slice; and The Old Post Office from Lisbane will be bringing along its range of tray bakes, apple and rhubarb tarts, and freshly prepared salads to take away.
Alderman Deborah Girvan, who helps to run the market on behalf of Comber Regeneration Community Partnership, is thrilled that the market continues to grow in popularity with more and more visitors attending every month.
“As word spreads about the quality local produce available every month at Comber Farmers’ Market, we are finding a significant increase in visitor numbers to our award winning market. It is a testament to the hard work that volunteers from the community put in to making the market happen, that it is becoming such a popular attraction, bringing people from far and wide to the town of Comber.
“I am delighted that we are welcoming three new traders this month which will extend the variety of produce that is on offer.”
Comber Farmers’ Market is held on the first Thursday of every month in the car park at St Mary’s Church in Comber Square from 9am to 1pm. Car parking can be found at Parkway on Killinchy Street or in 1st Comber Presbyterian car park on High Street.
For further information on the popular market go to www.combermarket.co.uk or find Comber Farmers’ Market on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.