Visit gingergirl

Of the great range of produce on offer at UL  Farmer’s Market, gingergirl Helen Keown brings a delicious range of chutneys, preserves and goodies (fantastic chocolate brownies).

She’s also an expert in all things culinary, and advises many of the market’s customers on how to get the best out of the produce available.  Visit her inspiring website – for lots of info, cooking tips and to make yourself hungry! And don’t miss her at UL, any Tues – 12-5.30pm.

UL Farmers Market

UL Farmer’s Market got back to business on Tuesday 27th January. It was lovely to be back trading and to see the regular faces that have been buying from us week in, week out, since last September. Also great to see new students in the University who were interested in the market and the selection of food available.

We will be at UL market every Tuesday throughout the year – midday to 5.30pm. At the moment we have – homemade soda bread, organic eggs, organic orange seville marmalade (also a whiskey option), a range of winter veg, some rocket, and a selection of culinary perennial herb plants in pots. Also the earliest of our potted rhubarb crowns.

We have started sowing the Spring crops and are looking forward to bringing our own selection of salads, fresh herbs, spinach and all manner of spring veggies before long! A big thank you to all our regulars who buy from us weekly – it is a great confidence booster to have happy customers who come back regularly and make us a part of their weekly shop. It is our aim at the market – to provide an affordable, good quality range of fresh produce that our customers will return for. Our pricing reflects this, and is comparable and on occasion less than similar products from the supermarket.

Growing supplies/courses in organic growing

We would like to give a big mention to our supplier – both of organic compost and of knowledge… Jim Cronin, Bridgetown, Co Clare teaches courses in organic growing and working with horses for The Organic Centre and for National Organic Training Skillnet. He is a leading expert in organic horticulture and is a mine of information and advice on all aspects of growing organically, with a lifetime of experience and a deep love of working in cooperation with nature. He and Rebecca Hussey run courses that are attended by interested people from the length and breadth of the country and their popularity has increased with every year that they have been teaching.
Jim also sells for Fruit Hill Farm, who are suppliers of organic compost, modular seed trays, seaweed meal, garden tools and all manner of equipment that you could need for growing in your garden or polytunnel. Jim sells his produce at Killaloe Farmers Market every Sunday 11am – 3pm (Between the waters) or can be contacted for gardening supplies on 061 372685