Keady Market is a claustrophobic chaotic zoo. There must be 100 miscellaneous flea market booths, selling everything from sunglasses to linens - not just 1 or 2 booths, but 7 or 8 each
selling sunglasses and linens, as hundreds of other things you don't need! By 10 a.m. there must be 1000 people and 500 cars. We walked around it once and that was enough for me!
But there's one aisle that features real farmers and the kinds of fresh produce and farm goods that you go to a market for. And at the end of this aisle is the livestock auction, which is the origin of it all (which is why the market is on a Tuesday).
At this time of year there is a very good reason for going, braving the bumper car games in the fields used as parking lots, and braving the crowds, besides the people watching.
We try our best to avoid the crowds, getting there early, and sticking to what we're there for - fresh strawberries and black currants from particular vendors.
Thus there have been two successful expeditions to Keady Market this summer, with a big batch of strawberry jam and a second batch of black currant jam the result. Worth all the trouble I'd say.
Love this time of year and all the preserves that are to come! Everything looks so good.ReplyDelete
Our uncles wife sells there every week Kathie's confections, chocolates etc.. a nice market we have not been to for years.ReplyDelete
I'd love to visit this place. Everything looks wonderful!!ReplyDelete
Terrific looking produce. Yes, I can do without all the other crap.ReplyDelete
Most surely worth the trouble.ReplyDelete
The food looks delicious - the rest is not for me either. This year I've frozen my berries for making jam later in the years. I've never had black currants - sounds great.ReplyDelete
As my granny once said of our local supermarket - "I'm sure more people would go if it wasn't so crowded".ReplyDelete
I might get a little overwhelmed at the size and selection, but look at those baskets of goodies. Fantastic jams you have made.ReplyDelete
Beautiful produce.....who needs Italy.....you have it all here!ReplyDelete
I would say so, too. Wonderful looking produce, and I'll bet you will enjoy that jam for months! :-)ReplyDelete
Hello, I love the farmer's market. The fresh veggies and fruits are usually beautiful. The homemade jams sound delicious. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Wow look at all that fresh produce! That's worth braving the crowds.ReplyDelete
Oooooo I haven't been to Keady yet this Summer, I will have to make a Tuesday trip down there. My friends are waiting for the peaches and more produce to come in before we make another trip down to the St. Jacob's Farmers Market. Love all your photos ! xxReplyDelete
Farmer's markets are fine with me, but flea markets would drive me crazy.ReplyDelete
I would LOVE it there!