It's time to get down to the Farmers Market and sow your seeds!

Updated: Jun 8



If you’re considering starting a garden with kids this year, we’ve got some great tips below on how to make the experience fun for kids and how to get them involved in the process.


Let them scope out the backyard with you to choose the perfect spot for the garden (somewhere that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight a day and good drainage).


Discuss how many plants you can fit in your garden space, where they’ll go and make a map of the garden so they can visualise it.


Half the fun of planting a garden is getting your hands in the dirt – let your kids help! This is definitely the most fun part of gardening for kids.Show them once how to do it and then supervise the planting of the seeds or plants. Show them how to be gentle with the plants and roots. Show them how to pack the soil around the plant to support it. Let them use real tools and be part of the process.


It’s no surprise that by allowing kids to take responsibility for the veggies in the garden, kids will feel incredibly proud and are more likely to enjoy eating it! Let your kids choose their favourite fruit/vegetable if you have the room for it in your garden.


If your kids not familiar with the plants/fruits/vegetables, take them to your local farmer’s market and show them the different types. Let them choose a couple of types to bring home and eat. There is a great farmers market near us in St Annes park in Raheny but there is always one closer than you think. Here are our top 10 in Dublin.


  1. Open Sundays from 11am to 4pm, the People’s Park Market in Dun Laoghaire

  2. Open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm We love the variety on offer at the Red Stables Market in St Anne’s Park, between Raheny and Clontarf.

  3. Open all weekend Howth Market has been in business for years and continues to expand and attract a loyal following.

  4. The Urban Market in St Catherine’s Park, Lucan takes place on Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

  5. Open from Wednesday to Sundays, the Green Door Market is an indoor food and Farmer’s Market in Dublin, located at the Bluebell Business Centre on Old Naas Road.

  6. This is another amazing option. Check out the Airfield Estate Farmer’s Market in Dundrum every Friday and Saturday.

  7. Balbriggan Fish and Farmer’s Market is a Friday market located on St George’s Square in Balbriggan in north Dublin (just off the M1 Motorway).

  8. The Bushy Park Market in Terenure takes place on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, and it’s one of the more popular food markets in Dublin.

  9. Another speciality market in the heart of Dublin city centre is the Temple Bar Food Marketin Meeting House Square. Open Saturdays from 10.30am to 4pm, it’s a giant foodie paradise!

  10. Open Fridays and Saturdays, the Stoneybatter Farmer’s Market is held in Pender’s Yard in the lively village of Stoneybatter, north of the city centre.

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