World Cuisine Day will be celebrated in Roscommon on this Friday, August 10th at Roscommon Farmers’ Market. A special market featuring free tastings of food and drink from some of the countries with Roscommon connections takes place on Friday from 10 am until 2 pm. World Cuisine Day has been organised in conjunction with Roscommon Fringe Festival. The Farmers’ Market, now into its eighth month of operation in the town, continues to grow. Held every week in the yard beside Gleeson’s Townhouse, Roscommon Farmers’ Market offers shoppers the opportunity to buy local food direct from the growers or producers. Most of the items on sale simply aren’t available from anywhere else in town, so it’s a good opportunity to buy something fresh and tasty – and unusual. An extra attraction this month is the opportunity to enter a free draw for a hamper of Farmers’ Market produce. Throughout August, customers will be invited to add their name and telephone number to a list – and a name will be chosen on September 8th to receive a hamper of delicious produce. As always, there are regular stallholders at the market offering fresh organic fruit and vegetables, local salads and vegetables (picked fresh that morning), home made jams and marmalade, baked goods, artisan breads and cakes from Phil, organic eggs and health foods, fair trade products, fresh fish from Donegal, organic cheeses, and organic meat and poultry. There’s also the chance to sit under the canopy and kick back, enjoying a cup of fair-trade tea or coffee and a snack, or even a hot lunch from a delicious selection of hot and cold takeaway food.