Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lismore Farmers Market 2011 Season

Lismore Farmers Market launched its sixth season last Sunday, 13th March ,on Devonshire Day.

The Farmers' Market Committee is looking forward to a very exciting year in 2011 with several new initiatives planned to bring the quality of the market up to the next level.

As well as many of the regular stallholders the Committee invites newcomers with novel ideas for innovative products to diversify and enhance the range and quality of produce provided.

The stallholders will convene on Castle Avenue, Lismore on Sundays at 9.30am throughout the spring and summer.

For further details contact the Chairman of Lismore Farmers Market Management Committee, Michael J. Walsh 086-8377590.

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    Local Unemployed Get A New Lease Of Life Thanks To Farmers Market

    Lismore Sunday market has always been the ‘plaice’ to be, but lately the market has seen the addition of a new stall, in the form of Abbey Seafood. The stall offers the freshest fish and seafood and is complemented extremely well by the other stall holders. The market runs from 10am to 4pm every Sunday and offers everyone the chance to peruse and purchase the best that the county has to offer. Set against the stunning backdrop of Lismore Castle, the market never fails to give customers all that they want, and with the park and playground just a stone’s throw away; there is something for all the family. Abbey Seafood has enjoyed becoming a part of the market family, and has settled in nicely to the weekly market.

    Run by two ex-fishermen from County Waterford, Abbey Seafood offers customers a fine selection of fresh seafood sourced from our own local waters. The two brothers who set-up the business decided that a change was in order, as they had been made unemployed some time ago following the collapse of the construction industry. One of the brothers, Adrian commented, “We were tired of signing on, we wanted to use our skills in a new way that would be beneficial to us and the local community. We decided to go ahead with this business as it would give the fishermen a new outlet for their fish, and it gave us the chance to bring fresh fish to the local community.” These new Entrepreneurs are certainly causing a ‘splash’ with the locals, who have welcomed the addition of the stall to the area.

    Abbey Seafood guarantee that the produce sold is no more than 24 hours from the boat. With a wide selection to choose from, and expert knowledge on hand to give hints and tips as to what fish to buy and how to cook it, the motto is ‘fish doesn’t have to be frightening’. Following on from shows such as RTE’s Martin’s Still Mad About Fish, Abbey Seafood intend to not only bring fresh fish to existing customers, but also to make new customers aware of the ease and versatility of fish dishes. To help customers, Abbey Seafood have a range of complementary customer recipe cards available to take home, with ideas on how best to cook the fish they have just purchased and with colouring sheets available for children, there is something for all ages. Why not check out their website, www.abbeyseafood.ie for more details.