Farmers’ market goes global

There will be something of an international flavour to the food on sale at Roscommon Farmers’ Market next week (July 20th).   A special multi-cultural food event takes place at the market between 10 am and 2 pm, when foreign settlers to the area have been invited to share their native cuisines with local folk.   There will be food tastings and cookery demonstrations, with recipes available – and everyone is invited to attend.             The Farmers’ Market event follows hot on the heels of a multicultural food exchange event the evening before at Gleeson’s Townhouse in Roscommon.   This event, on July 19th at 8 pm, is organised as part of the Local Food Programme in County Roscommon, and will involve members of the Brazilian, Polish, Latvian, Chinese, Pakistani, Indian, African, Chechen and Russian communities now living in the area. Participants will display traditional dishes from their homelands and explain how they are made and the ingredients used, with tastings offered and recipes available.             Roscommon Farmers’ Market continues every Friday morning, from 10 am until 2 pm.