Since the launch of the new Laois Farmers Market branding in January 2019 the farmers market has gone from strength to strength. Originally a small group of 5 traders the group has since attracted a wide variety of artisan and craft producers. With the rapid expansion of the market to 15 traders the Portlaoise Town Team in collaboration with Laois County Council and farmers market trader trialled a new location in Peppers Lane in June. The new market location was well received by the general public and supported by local businesses. In December the Portlaoise Municipal District voted on new bye laws for casual trading in Portlaoise granting their approval for the new location of the farmers market in Peppers Lane. With the new market location secured Laois County Council and the Portlaoise Town Team will continue to support the farmers market in its future development.

Laois Farmers Market will return after the Christmas period on the 10th of January 2020.

If you are interested in joining the farmers market please contact casualtrading@laoiscoco.ie

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