Hagan Homes Celebrates New Partnership with Comber Farmers' Market. 

There was more than one thing to celebrate at Comber Farmers’ Market 5th birthday party on Thursday 4 July as it was announced that Hagan Homes is becoming named sponsor of the award-winning artisan food event.

The successful monthly market attracts visitors from far and wide to enjoy the very finest local produce and has become an important part of the town’s growing reputation as ‘The Home of Great Taste’.

Comber Farmers’ Market is run by the Comber Regeneration and Community Partnership and a group of volunteers from the town.  St Mary’s Church are also involved in the monthly event in providing morning teas for visitors creating an important social aspect to the market and the town.

Investment is vital to the not-for-profit event to continue to develop and grow and in turn see the town of Comber benefit also.

A two-year named sponsorship package with Hagan Homes means it will be possible to do this and for this the Chair of Comber Farmers’ Market, Alderman Deborah Girvan, is incredibly grateful.

“Comber Farmers’ Market has grown so much since the first event in July 2014, and as a result we have an award-winning monthly artisan food event that attracts thousands of visitors a year, putting Comber firmly on the food tourism map for NI!  With much thanks to Hagan Homes for their sponsorship, we can take Comber Farmers’ Market to the next level letting existing and new visitors enjoy the spoils of the very finest food and produce from Northern Ireland.”

Hagan Homes has recently completed the first phase of construction on the Enler Village development in Comber, which will create 900 homes, a business park, nursing home, sheltered accommodation, creche and retail units. Additional features include linked pedestrian facilities with Comber Town Centre and extended saltmarsh.

Discussing the partnership with Comber Farmers’ Market, Jim Burke, Director of Sales and Acquisitions at Ballyclare-based Hagan Homes, one of Northern Ireland’s largest homebuilders, says:

“Construction has been progressing really well at Enler Village, which is Hagan Homes’ largest ever project. We have recently completed the first phase of 17 new three and four-bedroom homes. The 112acre development offers residents the opportunity to live in the desirable country village atmosphere of Comber and avail of the abundance of amenities, facilities and activities available there. Comber Farmers’ Market is an important aspect of life in the village and therefore we are keen to support it and see it develop.”

Held in St Mary’s Church car park in Comber Square on the first Thursday of every month from 9am to 1.00pm, Comber Farmers’ Market is well worth a visit.  Car parking is available in nearby public car parks, at Parkway on Killinchy Street and the car park of 1st Comber Presbyterian on High Street.

Find out more about the popular monthly food event at www.combermarket.co.uk or on the market’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.