The Whole Hogg et al joins up with Buddy’s!

by Gazette Reporter
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Three traders from the former Glasnevin FM have reformed as Glasnevin Farmer’s Market CLG and have begun trading at Buddy’s in Ballymun, writes Rose Barrett. 

Buddys Farmers Market is a popular market near IKEA and among the traders moving to join forces with Buddy’s is the Whole Hogg, a very popular free range pig breeder in Meath, along with Donegan’s Seafood and Ryan’s Farm. 

Speaking to the Dublin Gazette. Peter Whelan of The Whole Hogg and other traders were sorry to move from the Slaney Close venue in Glasnevin where they have traded for the past 12 to 15 years.

Peter noted: “Myself and fellow stallholders set up a company called Glasnevin Farmer Market CLG, with the view to negotiate a new formal tenancy with the new owners (Blacklion Reat Estate).

“With no income to pay our mortgage and van repayment etc, we frantically tried to find somewhere to trade and supply our regular customers with their weekly local produce. The traders I represent all depend on this weekly income to survive!”

While 19 traders chose to move around the corner to Blackwater Road, Mr Whelan and two others chose not to.

“As needs must, a call out to a neighbouring farmers market “Buddy’s “, and we are excited to announce that, as and from last Saturday,April 13, Glasnevin Farmers Market CLG have joined forces with Buddys Farmer’s Market. Buddy’s is only a few minutes from where the original market traded years ago, and is located in Ballymun near IKEA just off the M50.”


Maurice Matthews of the Seed Potato Company who runs Buddy’s FM said:
“Peter and the guys approached me to discuss how we could work together to keep the people of this region in a supply of their artisan food. I was only delighted to help these traders, who have served the people of Glasnevin and surrounding areas for many years. The timing was perfect, as we were actively looking for extra quality traders and growers to expand our existing market.

“I’m really very excited about this new venture, a wonderful, outdoor food artisan market this weekend! It is a prime example of how community works. I must commend these artisan producers for the tireless work they put in to deliver high quality produce to the people of Dublin every week.”

Buddy’s Farmer’s Marmet trades from 8.30am till 2.30pm every Saturday. The range of produce is vast, from farm reared beef, lamb, pork as well as fresh fish, raw deserts, gourmet pies and sausage rolls, coffee and sourdough breads. Also local vegetables mainly grown in north county Dublin in season. This is just a tiny part of a wide range of goods that will be available tomorrow, and every Saturday at the venue in Ballymun, eircode: D11RPC9.

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