Sunday, 8 January 2012

Just a Little Green...

Well, Christmas done and dusted, New Year out of the way, time to get back on the old posting horse. And what better way to start January, the month traditionally associated with fresh starts, detox, resolutions and revised healthy eating, than to take a look at the Little Green Allotments in Lisburn.

These private allotments, located on the top of Whitemountain (three miles out of Lisburn itself) make the most of organic soil, great views and a thriving local flora and fauna, and are ideal for individuals looking to grown their own and even voluntary groups and clubs, with plots and packages ranging from standard size: 20 ft x 30 ft £280/pa, larger plot size: 20ft x 40 ft £300/pa and corporate packages/voluntary sector packages. If you've ever fancied getting in on the allotment malarkey, but are exhausted by the wait for local authority plots, then the cost can be reduced by clubbing in with a few friends.

Little Green will also be starting up their Food and Craft Market from February to October this year and are currently looking for traders to take up stalls. This indoor and outdoor market is looking for people who can bring unique, fun, quirky and delicious stalls to market, at a cost of £15 per table. It starts on Saturday 4th February (10am to 1pm) and anyone interested in getting involved in the first one, should get in touch by 28th January. Each monthly market will also have a theme, so if your talent or craft relates to any of those listed below, you can make a point of getting in touch. 

FEB: Valentines Saturday 4th 2012
MAR: Mothers Day Saturday 3rd 2012
APR: Easter Saturday 7th 2012
MAY: Europe Saturday 5th 2012 
JUN: Fathers Day Saturday 2nd 2012 
JUL: Independence Day Saturday 7th 2012 
AUG: National Relaxation Day Saturday 4th 2012 
SEP: Comic book Day Saturday 1st 2012 
(October's Halloween date TBC)

Places are filling up fast and a short online booking form is available on request by contacting Grainne Philips and for more information, as a trader, grower or potential market goer, check out the Little Green website and Facebook pages below. The market is free entry.