The Business Support Unit of LCC have been working closely with Portlaoise Farmers Market since early 2019. The new brand for the market was launched in January 2019 and since then 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 a more central location at Peppers Lane was trialled in June. 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.
Portlaoise Farmers Market will return after the Christmas period on the 10th of January 2020.