I would never have found it by accident. I don't usually go wandering around industrial estates, and certainly not in search of yummy food, but perhaps I should start?
I'd heard about this market and paid a brief visit one Saturday with Smiley, but it just didn't work for me. Saturdays are already crammed full of activities and I can't fit in any more. So I was delighted when @brid_hsg announced on twitter that there would be a Wednesday market too. Perfect timing, as I have been trying to fill this week with distractions : yesterday my Dad would have been 82, and I still miss him every day. Blogging is helping to fill the gap. It gives a new dimension to everyday activities, as I look at them and think about ways to turn them into (hopefully!) entertaining blog posts.
I've always loved markets, more to potter around than for the weekly shop: the food is tempting and delicious, and often expensive. However I love the chat and the tasting and the smells and the sights. It makes me feel enthusiastic about food again, so different from the mildly depressing feeling that I get looking at the familiar pile of packets and tins and bags in my supermarket trolley.
Here's a *taste* of what I saw...and tried :)
Do you feel hungry now?
This is the haul I came home with: lunch, plus some delicious cheese and a jar of wonderful vegetable sauce for pasta, bread or couscous, which will be perfect for quick meals. I will definitely be back.
Do you shop in farmer's markets? What do you buy and why?
The Honest2Goodness market, which also has books, crafts and a cafe, is in the Glasnevin Industrial Estate in Dublin 11 and this is NOT a sponsored post!