Friday 9th September Bandon Country Market, Weire Street Bandon 10.00 - 1.00
Bandon has always been a market town. Long ago the Glasslyn River forded crossings at O’Mahoney’s Bridge, and once Bandon became a walled town 400 years ago its market status was thoroughly established : “Town fayres and markets selling pigges, capons, fowl, synimon (cinamom), mustards, loafe shugar, pounds of suet and figge, 8 couple of rabbit, pounds of dried sucker and ginger plate; noggins of aqua-vite.” All these could all be found in Bandon as accounts from the Town Provosts record, giving rise to thriving fish markets, fleshambles, potato and butter markets.
To celebrate the Taste of West Cork Food Festival and Bandon's rich market heritage, there will be free tasters in Bandon indoor Country Market. There will be jams, salads, cakes, quiches, gluten free goodies, crafts and cordials on offer to celebrate our natural good food heritage. The market has run each Friday and Saturday morningfor the past 40 years. Fresh seasonable vegetables and fruit, the best cakes and crafts that any farmers wife would be proud of are all on sale. This is real baking, traybakes, brown breads, apple pies and the freshest sell out jams, curds and cordials, free range eggs and foraged sundries from redcurrents, wild garlic to blackberries, herbs and flowers and salad leaves.