Portpatrick Farmers Market
Today was the second Portpatrick Farmers market of the season at the Village Hall. The weather was good, dry, misty and quite warm so it was a great day to head out to the village.
Portpatrick was buzzing with people and the market was really busy too with families and couples and friends relaxing and enjoying a nice cuppa whilst browsing the stalls.
We always try to get there for the start at 1pm as goodies tend to sell out if you get there much later. There are some fabulous food producers in Dumfries and Galloway and the various farmers markets across the region are the places to find the best food delights on offer.
Just inside the doorway today was Sandy selling lots of wonderful plants – beautiful shades of purples and pinks on the flowering plants there on the lush green display of plants for sale.
There were fresh home grown vegetables in abundance – carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, chillies and fresh eggs all looking very appetising.
Another table was selling home baked cakes and cupcakes with pretty pink icing and tray bakes with maltesers and lots of delicious looking sweet delights!
There was Highland beef with beef joints, steaks, sausages, mince and pies and Sulwath Ale selling locally brewed beer from Castle Douglas (that was our first port of call!) and the Galloway Gold is my favourite!
Kev’s Farm Choice Sausages, where we got some of the Mexican spiced sausages, one of our firm favourites. Kev is also our neighbour at Kirklauchline cottage so when you are staying on holiday with us you can visit his farm shop in person and buy his delicious sausages, burgers and pork joints. Great for an evening’s BBQ.
The Bric a Brac stalls were also on the harbourside in the village selling lots of things from pottery to blankets, cushion covers, books and much more.
The newly refurbished Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Shop was open for business and the Lifeboat was moored up after being out at sea on training.
There were lots of small fishing boats bobbing around in the sea just outside the harbour and a lovely yacht moored up.
“Chips A Hoy” was doing a great trade selling the most delicious fish and chips, the smell was far too much to resist!
All in all, it was a lovely visit to Portpatrick today, very relaxing and very enjoyable.
Portpatrick Farmers Markets are a regular event in the village during the summer months, keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates and details.