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‘Taste Mid Ulster’ Market comes to Pomeroy

Following the success of the first ‘Taste Mid Ulster’ Market in Moy earlier this year, a second event will take place in Pomeroy at the end of the month.

An exciting weekend of food and entertainment will take over Pomeroy Forest on Saturday 29 June from 11am - 6pm.

The market, organised by Mid Ulster District Council, will showcase the very best of Mid Ulster’s local food, produce and crafts from all across the district, and will include exclusive foodie experiences, chef demonstrations, with a focus on our delicious local produce, and a range of crafts sure to cater for every taste.

Norah Brown MBE; Chef Lauren Shimmon, Tailors House, Ballygawley and Suzie Lee Arbuthnot, winner of the BBC Best Home Cooks and as seen on BBC, RTE, This Morning and Ireland AM, will deliver the cookery demonstrations across the day ensuring to make the most out of all the delicious local produce available.

The market will feature over 25 stalls of local food, produce and crafts including Betty’s Ice Cream, Ballyriff Buffalo, Fluffy Meringue, Lough Neagh Stories and Woodlab Distillery, to name only a few.

During the day you will also be able to get closer to nature with Wild Walk Bushcraft delivering foraging walks through the forest where you will see up close and personal all that the forest has to offer.

As well as the market, there will also be performances from a number of local artists, including popular local artist, Andrea Begley.   

There’s lots to keep children entertained too with activities such as facepainting and balloon modelling taking place as well as a variety of walkabout characters to meet and greet.  

Speaking about the ‘Taste Mid Ulster’ Market, Chair of the Council, Councillor Eugene McConnell, said,

Following the success of the first ‘Taste Mid Ulster' Market in Moy in March of this year, I’m delighted to see it branch out to another location in the district. It’s very fitting that this location is Pomeroy Forest given the recent completion of the impressive £7M Connecting Pomeroy project and official opening of the new state-of-the-art Pomeroy Forest Building and spectacular magic forest trails, making it the perfect site to host the popular market. The market will showcase the vast and diverse range of produce we are lucky enough to possess in Mid Ulster, from local food, drink and craft produce. The ‘Taste Mid Ulster’ Market will allow producers to profile their offering to a wider audience which will not only benefit them, but also the visitors to the market who will be able to purchase these high-quality and sought after goods.

"By coming along to, and supporting the market in Pomeroy, you will not only be supporting the independent stall holders but also our local economy as a whole. I encourage the local community, and those from even further afield, to come along to the market on Saturday 29 June to experience all it has to offer, it promises to be a great day out for all the family."

The 'Taste Mid Ulster' Market will take place from 11am - 6pm on Saturday 29 June 2024.

For more information on the market, including the full list of participating stalls, go to: