An exciting range of local produce items are now available to buy in Visitor Information Centres located in Ballycastle, Bushmills, Limavady and Portrush. The initiative, which is supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Taste Causeway and the Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market, provides a new platform for the region’s makers to connect with customers. It also enhances the role of our VICs, offering another reason for both the local community and
Join the #BuySocial Movement What is a Social Enterprise? In essence, social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better.
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We have been busy behind the scenes for the last few months developing our own new product! Say HELLO to: Devil's Churn Caramel Sauces! Handcrafted by ourselves! All profits are destined for Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C. - A not for profit social enterprise committed to supporting small businesses and revitalising urban and rural towns through the delivery of artisan markets.
We wanted to create a luxurious product where teh profits would help us achieve the Naturall
We are so excited to be getting back out to markets! We've missed chatting to our customers face to face, and our fellow traders. You'll find us at the follwoing upcoming markets Glenarm Tulip Festival - Ticketed Event Sat 1st May - 10am - 5pm Sun 2nd May - 10am - 5pm Mon 3rd May - 10am - 5pm (CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER) Ballycastle Seafront Market - FREE ENTRY Sun 9th May - 11am -5pm (POSTPONED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER) Sun 16th May - 11am - 5pm Sun 23rd May - 11am - 5
What a year it has been. After opening the pop up farm shop in 2019, and receiving such a welcome reception from the public and our producers we were looking forward to a busy 2020. Covid-19 had other plans; for us, for communities, businesses - for everyone. Due to the measures we all put in place to help reduce the spread of the virus and save lives there have been no markets for us to attend to sell produce. The demand for both local produce and supporting local makers has
Linda just recently completed her World Host Food Ambassador Training which is a recognised & accredited training programme created for Northern Ireland’s acclaimed food and drink industry. It was a great opportunity to participate in a tailored food and customer service programme which was offered by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, all businesses involved in food and drink provision were invited to take part. If you get the opportunity it's definitely worthwhile,
We are looking forward to Countryfiles Ballycastle featured episode on Sunday 19th Jan, at 18:10 on BBC1. Countryfile visited one of the Naturally North Coast and Glens winter indoor Ballycastle markets in the Marine Hotel and is sharing the stories of some of our traders, along with other interesting local stories! "The team are in Ballycastle, a coastal community on the north eastern tip of Ireland that's quickly becoming known for its local crafts and artisan food and dri
Thank you to everyone for your support and business in 2019. We have had a fantastic first year and would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We finish for Christmas on Fri 20th Dec and return on Monday 6th Jan.
This year, why not ditch the plastic wrap and bows and opt for a more eco-friendly approach to gift wrapping. Use natural materials like jute string, fabric, newspaper and kraft paper, which you can paint on to make your own custom wrapping paper. Top it all off with a sprig of fresh pine, acorns, or berries! #ecofriendly #giftwrappingideas #christmas #ReduceReuseUpcycle
We had an exciting year, with the launch of the farm shop. We've had the pleasure of being involved in BBC Countryfile Filming, and watched behind the Scenes filming with James Martin and Paul Rankin a the Ballycastle Old Lammas Fair. Stay tuned for the airing dates in 2020 !
Gift Hampers have been popular this Christmas We work with local producers all year, but at Christmas time we combine the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer, to create beautifully presented, deliciously tasty, locally made, Christmas gift hampers. #christmas #hamper #foodie #tastetheiand #food #tastecauseway #northernireland #goodfoodni #artisan #speciality
How delighted we were to feature in Aine Mc Auleys 'Made in the Causeway Coast & Glens' Article in this weeks Farming Life - A massive thanks to Aine and Kevin for their work on this article and helping tell our story to others.
We experienced an excellent start for the Pop up farm shop. It was all hands on deck to get everything pulled together for our launch in July. Since then we've attended a number of artisan markets - with the exception of August, when mother nature didn't exactly play ball, with a number of events being cancelled due to adverse weather. The farm shop was warmly welcomed by market visitors, and provided a much needed outlet for many artisans and growers. Thanks to everyone tha
Our new farm shop will pop up at markets and events locally offering farmers, home growers, community groups and artisan produce makers an opportunity to sell their goods at local markets through the farm shop when they cannot attend and trade themselves. We are keen to promote and sell products produced locally, including those produced by farmers, individuals, community groups and producers. If you’re a local farmer, home grower or producer and would like to find out more,
We are keen to reduce plastic waste, especially with regards to single-use disposable plastic packaging. Our customers feel the same way, and we encourage you to bring your own bags and containers for your food shopping. We aim to use brown paper bags wherever possible. We work closely with suppliers that have the same values. We will continue to make more revisions and changes to our shop to help reduce plastic waste and allow our customers to shop in a eco-friendly manne
We are delighted to be opening our pop up farm shop this July, thanks to Funding from the Rank Foundation. The Farm Shop is a social enterprise owned by Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Markets. All profits go towards Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C to help support small businesses and revitalising urban and rural towns through the delivery of artisan markets. The aim is to provide an outlet for our many farmers, growers, communities and artisan produce makers t