We are currently almost half way through 2021 and Covid-19 is still having a greater impact on our 'normal' lives and work life than any of us would have predicted this time last year.
However we have noticed over the last 12 months the wonderful increased support for NI products & businesses, an increased number of markets supporting local businesses and available to traders along with fantastic support for them from the public.
There is also an increased demand for pitches at markets from new businesses and those businesses trying markets for the first time.
It's encouraging to see so many options available to traders and shoppers. Markets are an important part of our highstreet and our communities, and are vital in in helping revitalise our urban spaces, bringing communities together and in helping support our local economy.
To help traders and shoppers find local markets we have put together a list of the regular NI Markets recommended to us by our traders.
If you're intersted in trading contact them directly to see if they are a good fit for your business/produce, and if you meet their trading criteria.
If you're a local shopper please pop out and give them some support where you can.
Naturally North Coast & Glens - Hi, this is us :) (Various Locations/Events)
Roe Valley Speciality Market - Limavady (also delivered by ourselves)
Causeway Speciality Market - Coleraine
Comber Market - Comber
Inns Cross Market - Newtonbreda
Urban Markets - Various locations/events inc. Belfast, Antrim, Mid & East Antrim
Tyrone Farmers Market - Dungannon
Walled City Market - Derry
Project 24 - Bangor
St Georges - Belfast
Fine & Dandy Markets -Various Locations
Artisan Markets N.I - Various Locations
Sustain Eco Market - Portadown
Frock Fairs NI - Various Locations
Ballymena Artisan Market - Ballymena
Elmfield Estate Markets - Craigavon
TedBerry - Various
Banana Block - Markets hosted at venue by various organisations
Lough Neagh Artisans Market - Toome
In addition many markets are advertised in this Facebook group CRAFT FAIRS & EVENTS NI Please ensure you know who you are paying if handing over money and booking any markets via posts on social media.
If we've missed any of your favourite markets let us know and we'll get them added on :)