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Our mission is to promote sustainable food systems through the operation of the Mahon Point Farmers Market.
Mahon Point Farmers Markets primary aim is to support our local farmers and artisan producers by ensuring they have a direct outlet in which to sell their produce.
The Market provides our customers with a diverse range of naturally produced foods, to connect local producers and farmers to the public and restaurateurs in an atmosphere that fosters community and conviviality.
The sale of any GM products, intensively reared meat, imported fish, battery eggs or large-scale commercially grown vegetables, non-organic imported fruit or vegetables, or any non-food items with the exception of plants are absolutely not permitted to be sold at the Farmers Market.
Imported Organic fruit and vegetables may not be sold when the same organic produce is in season in Ireland and available from other stalls at the market.
Artisan foods from abroad which are not freely available in Ireland may be sold on account that these products are sourced from small importers with sustainable business practices and a Farmer's Market philosophy in mind.