Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
I’ve always loved a good farmers market. I think Dublin is lacking in quality farmers markets. I’ve been to the one in Temple Bar and also one out near (or in) Marley Park and while they are good, they aren’t great. I think Cork has the best farmers markets in the country and anytime I’m down there I make it my business to go to one. All that changed when I discovered the Honest2Goodness Farmers Market.
I had heard about the Honest2Goodness farmers market from my dad of all people and went to it a few weeks back. I went too late and there was only one or two stalls left and nothing appealed to me. However, I heard that The Purple Pantry was there and was eager to try it again because I love their stuff. I finally remembered to go last weekend and I can’t believe I left it so long. It’s like a little sanctuary. It’s exactly the type of farmers market I’ve been looking for in Dublin. Everyone is so nice and go out of their way to help you.
There’s a butchers, fishmongers, green grocer, and bakery among other stalls. The two standouts for me were Janet’s and Gourmet Street Pizza
Janet is a character. As soon as I walked up to her she handed me two free dumplings to try. They were some of the nicest dumplings I’ve ever had. She cooks them right in front of you so they are piping hot and fresh.
I had the prawn & chicken and pork & courgette. For them alone I’d go back to the Honest2Goodness farmers market.
The pizza was gorgeous. I’m a huge fan of these kind of pizza’s. They beat the likes of Dominos by a country mile. There was a selection of about 6 pizzas I think and they are reasonably priced. I had Bleeker Street. Parma Ham, Rocket Lettuce and Shaved Parmesan.
I picked up some fabulous lemon curd from The Purple Pantry. They have some really interesting flavours and if you like your jams then you need to try some of theirs.
LP picked up a few of these pastries. I didn’t have any but that’s because he had horsed them down before I even got a sniff. I take it that means they were nice.
Since I didn’t know what to expect when I was going there I didn’t know what to buy. I’ll be back next weekend to stock up on everything. If are looking for quality food then I’d highly recommend going. It’s open on Saturday’s from around 9.30am to 2 pm.