2 August 2018 13:55:23 Market experts are bracing for a “fresh market” for the first time in Dublin’s history as the first fresh market for a month opens in the city.
Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne have all announced fresh markets for August.
While Dublin is the largest city in Ireland, the market for the week of August 9 will be the largest in the country.
The fresh market, which will open from 11am to 5pm on Wednesday, August 13, is the first to be offered in Dublin for two months.
The new market, at the junction of Clontarf Avenue and Mallow Street, will have up to 20 vendors.
A total of 25 stalls will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.
It is estimated that between 10 and 20% of Dubliners would benefit from a fresh food market, said Richard Murphy, chief executive of the Fresh Market Association of Ireland.
There is no guarantee that a fresh product will be on offer, but if the market does have a product, it will be an innovative way to showcase that market and offer fresh food to a wider audience, he added.
The market will also be a catalyst for business activity in the City.
The Irish Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the new market and has put up a small advertising booth to promote the new food stall.
The Dublin market is an extension of the Food and Wine Festival, which was launched in Dublin in March 2018.
The Festival is the longest running festival in Ireland and draws around 4,000 people to the city each year.
The Food and Wines Festival was launched with the aim of raising awareness about the health benefits of fresh food and encouraging people to try local and seasonal food, with a focus on Ireland’s dairy industry.
In 2017, the festival saw the opening of the new Dublin Market, which has attracted more than 60,000 visitors to the area, including a number of visitors from abroad.
It was also the first of two fresh market sites in Dublin.
In addition, the Food Markets Authority of Ireland (FMAI) has a €250,000 programme to develop new food stalls in the area.
This programme is funded by a €50,000 grant from the National Farmers’ Federation.
The FMAI has also launched an awareness campaign on social media and in print to encourage shoppers to try out fresh produce and to help promote local food businesses.
In 2018, the Dublin Market hosted the annual Good Food Festival and hosted the largest market in Ireland at the time, attracting almost 4,500 visitors.
In 2019, the annual Food Market was hosted by the Dublin City Council.