The sights, smells and flavours of a traditional French market will be available at Roscommon Farmers’ Market later this month, when the regular local stallholders will be joined by French Market stall holders. June 29th and 30th and July 1st will see the double market event, which will no doubt prove popular with local shoppers. Roscommon Farmer’s Market is held every Friday morning from 10 am until 2 pm, right in the town centre, tucked away beside Gleeson’s Town House and the Museum and Tourist Information Office. The market has an eclectic assortment of exclusive home grown, hand made and organic produce. If you’re still not sure exactly where it is, find the Bank of Ireland in Market Square (which is difficult to miss!) and look for the banners and signs across the road from there. The Market already has a loyal following of regular shoppers, who know to get there early for fresh salad leaves picked that morning, new laid free range organic eggs and freshly baked craftsman-made breads and cakes, before they sell out. Another selection of customers come at lunchtime to eat a freshly prepared home made organic burger or sausage, or soup, stew or other delicacy for their lunch. Biscuits, cakes, other snacks and Fairtrade tea and coffee are available too – just come and sit in our covered yard and spend a while soaking up the friendly atmosphere, which often includes live music performances. On offer at the market are home grown fruit and vegetables, potted herbs and plants, home made jam and marmalade, organic free range eggs, organic beans and pulses, bottled Irish fruit juices, farmhouse ice cream and fruit sorbets, organic yoghurt and soft cheese dairy products, organic meat and poultry, fresh fish from County Donegal, organic cheese, home baked cakes and pies, artisan baked specialty breads, and a huge selection of organic fruit and vegetables from around the world. So, if you care about where your food comes from and would like to reduce your carbon footprint (local produce takes fewer miles to get to you), and if you would like to help support the local economy, come along to Roscommon Farmer’s Market on a Friday morning – we look forward to seeing you there!