Bread for calorie counters at Farmers’ Market

If you are watching your waistline, then buying cakes and buns is probably a distant memory. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you visit Roscommon Farmers’ Market this Friday. New to the market are delicious home baked sweet treats from Penny Kowalczyk, who is making a range of cakes especially for people watching their weight.   Penny, who works as a speech therapist for the rest of the week, recently re-located from Dublin to Lanesboro with her fiancé. Her passion for good food and interest in baking has now led to turning a hobby into a small business. On Friday, she takes a stall at Roscommon Farmers’ Market selling cookies, flapjacks, tray bakes and sweet cake slices alongside a range of Weight Watchers treats. Penny will specialise in offering individual slices of cake, which should appeal to small families or people on their own who wouldn’t want a whole large cake.   Meanwhile, Roscommon Farmers’ Market continues to be the place to be for shoppers who care about the quality of the food they eat. Fresh fish, organic meat and poultry, organic cheese, local home grown vegetables and salads, organic eggs, Irish fruit juices, artisan baked breads, fruit tarts and scones, home made jam, marmalade and chutney, and organic fruit and vegetables are just some of the delights available at the Farmers’ Market. And of course, shoppers can take the opportunity to talk directly to the person who made or grew the produce they are buying. Lunchtime treats continue, with hot food, snacks and drinks available to take away or you can sit at one of the covered tables and soak up the atmosphere while you eat. The Farmers’ Market is located behind the museum in Market Square (opposite the Bank of Ireland, in the yard beside Gleeson’s Town House), and is open from 10 am until 2 pm every Friday. Admission is free and there is ample free parking close by.