The award winning Comber Farmers’ Market (CFM) opened on Thursday 3 July 2014. It was started by Comber Regeneration Community Partnership whose members believed that a food market would help to regenerate Comber, give local food producers an opportunity to sell their products, and attract more visitors to the town. This vision has more than exceeded our expectations with 26 artisan food stalls regularly taking part on the first Thursday of every month. The market has built up a strong reputation for selling fresh, seasonal, award winning food and plant products. It not only attracts hundreds of people from Comber but also from Belfast, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Bangor, Ards Peninsula, Holywood, Carryduff, Dundonald, Killinchy, Killyleagh, Lisburn and Downpatrick.
The market is managed by a small group of volunteers who meet monthly to plan, co-ordinate and promote the market. The CFM Committee comprises Councillor Deborah Girvan (chairperson), Richard Moore, Desi Mackey, Lisa Campbell, Anne Johnston and Will Clendinning (Trader Representative). The market then employs Kirsty Atkinson to promote the monthly events and develop the market.
Comber Farmers’ Market is supported by Hagan Homes.