At a Farmers’ Market, farmers, growers or producers (usually from a defined local area) are present in person to sell their own produce direct to the public. Farmers’ Markets give local producers the opportunity to sell their goods directly to consumers. Farmers' markets are held weekly or monthly in many Irish towns and cities Ireland.
A guide with information to assist growers, producers and other food entrepreneurs who wish to sell through Farmers’ Markets, Farm Shops and Box Schemes in Ireland (Republic and Northern Ireland) is available in PDF format -
Guide to Selling Through Farmers’ Markets, Farm Shops and Box Schemes in Ireland .
Check out our Country Markets page to see a listing of country markets around the country. Alternatively consult their website www.countrymarkets.ie
Code of Good Practice for Farmers' Markets
The Code of Good Practice for Farmers’ Markets was launched in June 2009; There are currently 36 markets in Ireland which successfully meet the criteria for the code.These markets have been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food following four waves of assessment from 2009 to 2011. All of these markets are identified by this symbol on the farmers' market listing.
Participation in the code is voluntary and is denoted by a certificate and a banner, which markets must display if their application is successful. More information on the Code of Good Practice.
The Department of Agriculture Food & the Marine are now taking applications for renewal and new applications for the Code of Good Practice. The closing date for receipt of application is Friday 24th February 2012.
Information on the Code of Good Practice and the application can be downloaded below: