French market in Roscommon this weekend

A taste of France comes to Roscommon this week as the renowned French Market joins the regular local stallholders at Roscommon Farmers’ Market for a special event. Throughout the weekend, on Friday, June 29th until Sunday, July 1st, the French Market will have the best quality produce from around Europe, including sweet and savoury crepes, sweets, candies and biscuits, nuts, dried foods and olives, breads, fresh pastries and ice creams, sausages and meat products, jewellery, sweaters and accessories, and much more. As always, Roscommon Farmers’ Market, an eclectic assortment of exclusive home grown, hand made and organic produce, is on a Friday morning.  It offers fresh, delicious food direct from local producers and growers, including many items which aren’t available to buy in the shops. Roscommon Farmers’ Market runs every Friday morning from 10 am until 2 pm; the French Market gets underway straight after, at 3 pm. The market is held right in the town centre, beside Gleeson’s Town House and the Museum and Tourist Information Office. If you’re still not sure exactly where it is, find the Bank of Ireland in Market Square (which is difficult to miss!). With the main entrance to the bank in front of you, look left and see the banners and signs guiding you across the road and into the market. 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.  A new stall at the market is one selling all Fairtrade products. Many customers now come at lunchtime to eat a freshly prepared home made organic burger or sausage, or soup, stew or other delicacy for their lunch. Biscuits, scones and other snacks, cold drinks 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 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 the environment and are interested in knowing about what goes into the food you eat and where it has come from, come along to Roscommon Farmers’ Market on a Friday morning – you will receive a warm welcome!