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Birthday Celebrations!

Bandon Farmers’ Market is celebrating its first birthday this Easter Saturday and Ummera will be there!

It might be our last regular visit to the Market as a stallholder, but  our smoked salmon, chicken and bacon are available in Bandon, so don’t despair.

A quick phone call to 023 46644 or e-mail to will quickly solve your shortfall of our products!

The forecast is brilliant for Saturday, so come along and enjoy the morning.


The Market is on!

Most of the Farmers Markets seem to be closed in January. Not so in Bandon.

Defying the elements, some hardy souls are determined to make sure that Bandonians can buy the freshest produce.

Despite gales, stormy downpours and frost a small band of producers have stood up to the elements these last two Saturdays. They will be back again on Saturday.

How about you?

Ummera without any wild………

Sad to say, but for the first Christmas that I can recall, Ummera Smoked Wild Salmon will not be available; our stocks are exhausted, our order book exceeds our stock!

But we do have our Smoked Organic Salmon and that will be available at theMarket on Saturday along with our Smoked Chickens, Eels and Rashers.

We will also have some small “joints” (around 250gms) of our Smoked Dry Cured Bacon for you. Something a little different……………….

Telly & National Organic Week

Email from Di Curtin, one of the Committee of the Bandon Farmers Market and Journalist, Food writer and cook, to say that she is appearing on the Seoige and O’Shea Show today, Friday, at 4.30pm.

It is also National Organic Week and we at Ummera will of course be tasting our Smoked Organic Salmon on our stall this Saturday at the Bandon Market.

We are now thinking about Christmas and are already taking orders for collection at the Market on the 16th December – which I gather is going to be full of fun and entertainment that day. Snow, Christmas Trees, Carols, Reindeer…….

Terra Madre, Salone del Gusto and Bandon Farmers Market!

A glorious Saturday morning and I hope that the market is really busy. Ralph is manning Ummera’s stall and with National Organic Week next week, hopefully selling plenty of our Smoked Organic Salmon.

I am still recuperating from last weekend in Turin at Slow Food’s amazing international food fair held in the Lingotto Centre (remember Michael Caine in The Italian Job driving mini’s around a roof top? That’s the very same building! At the fair they brought in Turin’s Food Market which was quite brilliant. If only Bandon could emulate such a market……….

I should urge you to join Slow Food; as an organisation it is helping the world become a better place and by bringing people from many different cultures together (there were 150 nations represented at Terra Madre) Slow Food is acting proactively to help all the world. Visit www.slowfoodireland. com   to learn more and to join.


Unfortunately, Ummera Smoked Salmon, Chicken, Eel and Rashers won’t be at the market this Saturday; we are staffless!

However, I hope that this will be just a bref absence from the market; Ralph is in the UK, Alastair is visiting Farmleigh House in Dublin where several of his creations from Letterfrack are on display, and I have visitors, so…..

All being well either Ralph or Alastair will be manning the stall on the 28th as I am off to the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre in Turin, Italy. If you enjoy your food and haven’t been to Salone del Gusto then you haven’t been anywhere! It is an asolute MUST! Tempt yourself – look at their web sites. You won’t be able to resist!
We are already taking orders for Christmas so do visit Ummera’s web site and get your orders in early. We can arrange for orders to be collected at the market on Saturdays.

Market Day! And the forecast looks good……..

Not too much wind, no rain and some sunshine.

Should be a good day.