Producers' Markets at Craignure Village Hall
The Producers' Markets at Craignure Village Hall attract producers from all over our island. They feature a wide range of island produce including Mull cheese, local pork, beef, venison and lamb. A variety of handmade breads, jams, vegetables, cards & crafts, photography and more is also available. Refreshments (homemade cakes, tea and coffee) are served from the hatch.
If you're a visitor during the Summer months then you'll find food for your self catering table, picnic treats and gifts to take home. Be there and support Mull's producers!
If you're a producer on the island then please telephone Sarah on 07516 180733 to book a stall.
Producers' Market Dates for 2019
Christmas Market – 8th December
Meet the Producers!
Isle of Mull Wood Turners was founded in 2014 by Ted Dowling and Peter Williams who were at that time, members of the West Highland Wood Turners club based in Lochaline, on the nearby mainland. Unfortunately, they were restricted by ferry sailing times and sometimes bad weather and so could not always attend meetings. Their answer was to set up a club on the Isle of Mull to bring together wood turners who were working in isolation. The aim was also to use and share existing skills with people wishing to find out more about the craft, and try woodturning before committing themselves to the purchase of expensive equipment. The club started with just four people meeting on Sunday afternoons in a member’s workshop using a donated lathe and tools. The group soon grew out of the arrangement and after some searching converted an under- utilised room in the Village Hall at Craignure.
The workshop now has six lathes - four set up in the workshop and two additional ones that can be loaned out to new members for a trial period. Full chip and dust extraction is fitted and slowly the club acquired a range of tools to use.
Members have shared that they joined originally to meet people on Mull and to do something completely new. They like to create with wood because it is a tactile material and can be upcycled from old furniture. Mostly, the Woodturners are able to collect their wood from Mull trees or suppliers as well as old furniture. A lot of the native wood on Mull can be turned wet or dried, but some more exotic woods need to be bought from off island such as a donation of Greenheart from Oban Pier, which is currently providing the turners with some food for thought as to what can be made from it. The stall that the Woodturners run at the market allows them to share their wood-turned items together which creates a variety of products.
If you would like something made specifically, you can contact the club, they are happy to be challenged with new ideas and have even gone as far as making a coat rack in the past! The possibilities are endless!