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Monday 22 July 2019

Cottage Market makes return this Saturday

Drogheda market members prove popular at Bloom 2019

The Cottage Market is back bigger and better in St Peters COI parish hall on July 6th after a huge success at Bloom 19.

To celebrate and showcase the success of The Cottage Market nationwide and offer a platform to Cottage Marketer's, GIY hosted a range of Cottage Market producers and their products at Bloom 2019.

Drogheda's Cottage Market were strongly represented with 10 regular traders show casing their creations at Bloom they showcased organic skincare , beeswax wraps, copper work, stationary, chutneys ,sauces, plant markers, garden decorations, handmade textile bags , and embroidery creations .

Speaking of the showcase Eimear Cullen said, "We were delighted to take part in this brilliant showcase, ,thousands of Bloom-goers got to meet our makers who are developing micro enterprises in kitchens, workshops, garden sheds and allotments and trade for them was amazing over the weekend we all loved it ."

Head of Community Development at GIY and Founder of The Cottage Market Karen O'Donohoe added, 'The impact of The Cottage Market initiative is really starting to emerge and we're delighted to foster and celebrate this spirit of enterprise. The success of The Cottage Market has also affirmed the appreciation Irish consumers have for local produce and with everyone wanting and needing to take positive action around climate change and sustainability, shopping and supporting local producers is a great way to start so get out and support local producers because shopping local means less air miles, packaging, food waste and plastic and more fresh, seasonal, healthy and unique products as well as being a very effective way of stabilising and revitalising local economies and communities.

"This weekend is no different in Drogheda the Cottage Market will host over 30 Food and Craft stalls selling everything from candles to Vegan cakes.

'We are striving to keep our market unique , local , sustainable and offer the customer something new each month .This month We are delighted to push the sustainability ethos of our Market and to welcome new comers.

'We are asking everyone who visits our wonderful Cottage Market this Saturday July 6th if possible to Bring Their Own .bags, containers, anything that will help to rid us of plastic in our market.

' With the help of our wonderful hosts St Peters COI Parish Hall we already provide mugs for your tea and coffee. Every little bit helps and is a start in making our Cottage Market kinder to our environment.

New comers this month include; Local Silly Sid's pop up ice-cream parlour. The ingredients are sourced locally from their farm in New Grange and from Eastcoast bakehouse, Slane whiskey, local gins, and locally grown fruit from the Newgrange and Slane area.

There's also Serendipity by Jayne and The Crafty Irish Beggars.

Check out the Cottage Market Drogheda Facebook page for their July market competition " Lunch on Us"

Drogheda Independent

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