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A cookery demonstration with Darina Allen and Pamela Black at Grandmothers' Day 2012

Slow Roots: Mark Grandmother’s Day with Slow Food Ireland

A cookery demonstration with Darina Allen and Pamela Black at Grandmothers' Day 2012

A cookery demonstration with Darina Allen and Pamela Black at Grandmothers’ Day 2012

GRANDMOTHERS’ DAY 2013 takes place this coming weekend, the two-day mini festival returning to Sandbrook House in Ballon, Co. Carlow this Saturday and Sunday. It’s a weekend of celebration by Slow Food Ireland who, over the course of the two days will look at our Irish food heritage and encourage families to get together in remembering lost skills and pass on “inherited wisdom, and celebrate good, clear fair food”.

Saturday sees Slow Roots, a food symposium taking place. The focus here is on education and in exploring how our Irish Food Heritage can create employment for this generation. There’s a string of speakers and environmentalists on hand to share their insights and knowledge on how our food culture, growers and producers can enrich rural communities and create jobs.

Members of Slow Food Ireland will be cooking lunch on the Saturday as a result of the Slow Food Challenge, with all elements of the meal locally sourced, foraged and produced with some of the finest seasonal ingredients. In what was a great element of the Waterford Harvest Food Festival last year, Saturday wraps up with a Fulacht Fiadh (break out the history books here). If you’ve never seen one in action or always wondered how our Irish ancestors cooked thousands of years ago, here’s your chance.

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Sunday then is Grandmothers’ Day itself, kicking off at 11am for a full celebration of Irish food heritage. There’s a day-long farmers market, workshops for the family, food tastings, cookery demos and more. Saturday’s symposium event costs €30 and admission on the Sunday is €10 and includes free entry to all children with one adult, free car parking; free entry to all talks and the market. Please note that some demonstrations will have a small cover charge – sign up on the day on a first come, first served basis.

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Killruddery Market

Killruddery Market Back For September

Killruddery Farmers Market, Bray, Co. Wicklow returns for it’s penultimate market event in September, the latest market talking place on Saturday September 1st with one to follow on Saturday October 6th.

The Killruddery Farmers market is a showcase for the artisan, craft and creative community of Bray, Wicklow and beyond with more than 30 stalls located indoors and outdoors at the former Horseyard on the estate. Continue Reading

Killruddery Farm Market

Kilruddery Market Back On July 7th

Killruddery Farm Market

Killruddery Farm Market on Easter Sunday gone



Killruddery Farm Market
, Bray, Co. Wicklow has been enjoying great success since it began in April and it will return again this coming Saturday, 7th July. Featuring over 30 stalls with both new and veteran stallholders the July market will be the largest so far.

The Killruddery Farm market is a showcase for the artisan, craft and creative community of Bray, Wicklow and beyond with more than 30 stalls located indoors and outdoors at the former Horseyard on the estate.

Many of the wonderful food and craft stalls from last month will appear with plenty of new artisan producers too making this market the biggest yet. Some of the new faces include Bill Armstrong Interiors, Biscotti, Dragonfly Jewellery and Nellie and Maud.

Returning stallholders this month will include The Real Olive Company, George’s Patisserie, Ed Hicks Butchers, Treasurepalace, Bookaholic, YUM Catering and many, many more.

Commenting on the July market Anthony Ardee of Killruddery said

“We have enjoyed a great response to Killruddery Farm Market so far and this month we are really proud to welcome lots of new stallholders and the return of some old favourites. The market has taken on a life of its own and continues to grow each month. “

The event commences at 10.00am, concluding at 4pm. The Farm Market is free, however the admission fee to the garden is €6.50 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.

Killruddery House & Farm

Killruddery Market Back For June Bank Holiday

Killruddery House & Farm

Killruddery House & Farm will host a spring market on Easter Sunday, their inaugural farmers market.

Killruddery Farm Market, Bray, Co. Wicklow has been a great success since it began in April and it will return again on Saturday, 2nd June. Featuring over 30 stalls with both new and veteran stallholders the June market looks set to be the biggest ever.

The Killruddery Farm market is a showcase for the artisan, craft and creative community of Bray, Wicklow and beyond with more than 30 stalls located indoors and outdoors at the former Horseyard on the estate.
Many of the wonderful food and craft stalls from last month will appear with plenty of new artisan producers too making this market the biggest and best yet! Some of the new faces include Riverview Farm Fresh Meats, Eat East who will be serving up some delicious Thai dishes or you can buy some delicious fresh fruit and vegetables from Bray based company Garden Produce.

If you are on the hunt for a special gift at Killruddery Farm Market why not check out Atelier da Meire who use newspaper art to make unique decoration or visit the Treasurepalace Designs stall who have rescued furniture and vintage accessories from the bin and given them a whole new lease of life with a shabby chic feel. Returning stallholders this month will include Malone’s Fruit Farm, George’s Patisserie, Hamburger Marys, Croi Scripts, Moonwave Nursery, Little Delights and many, many more.

Commenting on the June market Anthony Ardee of Killruddery said;

“We have enjoyed a great response to Killruddery Farm Market so far and this month we are really proud to welcome lots of new stallholders and the return of some old favourites. The market has taken on a life of its own and this month looks set to be bigger and brighter than ever. “

The event commences at 10.00am, concluding at 4pm. The Farm Market is free, however the admission fee to the garden is €6.50 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.

Killruddery House & Farm

Spring Market for Killruddery House on Easter Sunday

Killruddery House & Farm

Killruddery House & Farm will host a spring market on Easter Sunday, their inaugural farmers market.

Killruddery House and Farm, Bray, Co. Wicklow, will play host to a Spring Market on Easter Sunday, April 8th. A great selection of food, growers, producers and craft stalls is promised including well known artisans such as Corleggy Cheese, Malone’s Fruit Farm, Ed Hicks, The Real Olive Company, Little Delights Cakes, Organic Delights, Carraignamuc Cottage Chemical Free Fruit and Vegetable Stall and Kingfisher Tea. A selection of craft stalls will also be present including Celtos Croi prints, Simply Toys, Janice Burns Woodturning Crafts and Veronica Roden Jewellery.

Some of the produce on offer at the 30 stalls will include cakes and Easter treats from Little Delights, Smoked Ham Fillets and Baby Bacon Jam from Ed Hicks Butchers and exotic tea blends from Kingfisher Tea.
The Crepe Box will also be serving delicious sweet and savoury pancakes made from free range eggs sourced locally from Bushy Farm in Delgany. The event commences at 10.30am, concluding at 4pm. The Easter Sunday Market is free, however the admission fee to the garden is €6.50 for adults and free for children under the age of 12.

There is some availability in the two locations where the event will be held – indoors in the former Grain Store and outdoor in the Old Horse Yard. Suki Jobson is the person to contact on 087 1935386. Plans are currently being developed to make this market a monthly event on the first Saturday of each month.

Elsewhere at Killruddery (and also on Easter Sunday), there’s an Easter Egg Hunt planned for kids – and their “kids at heart” parents. The Hunt tends to be one of the most popular events in the local calendar with many families expected to attend. A family ticket for two adults and three children will cost €25 or €10 per child and normal garden entrance at €6.50 per adult. The market will run from 10.30am to 4pm.

Foodie Roundup #41

Foodie Roundup #41

Foodie Roundup #41

Foodie Roundup #41 - March 4th - 10th 2012

Originally planned to come to you from the comfort of my bed in Inchydoney, I wound up dropping and thus breaking my aged MacBook Pro on Saturday evening and so Foodie Roundup comes to you a little later, back on a Windows machine for the first time in a while. Here’s hoping the repair place in Kilkenny can work their magic. Speaking of Inchydoney, I’ll have some recap posts coming Monday / Tuesday looking at the food bloggers / writers trip there this past weekend.

So, for Foodie Roundup #41, here’s ten posts from ten Irish food bloggers this past week.

Hopefully the laptop woes will be resolved tomorrow (says he panic shopping for a replacement in fear of my Macbook not recovering)

Enjoy,

K

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Amazing Grazing In Photos

The Waterford Harvest Festival drew to a close yesterday (Sunday) with Amazing Grazing, Ireland’s largest street market. Having had the date marked in my diary for a few weeks now, I hopped on the train and made way for Waterford to see what producers from the Deise and surrounds have to offer. First stop, after the opening lap, was to these guys for a spit roast pork blaa before midday (you’ll see the blaa below). You’ll find these photos and more over at the Any Given Food Facebook page.

Homemade burgers on the grill, all the trimmings, for a fiver. Only way I was eating a burger in Waterford is if it was coming to me in a fresh blaa. Hard beat.

I did stop at Volcano for a slice of pizza though. They’ve a mobile wood-fired pizza oven on the go, €3 for a third of a pepperoni pizza, optional freebie of chilli and parmesan. Delicious.

Despite the larger number of sweet vendors I noticed, I avoided all sugary and sour sweets this time out. Took some effort that.

Healy’s in Waterford had something for everyone on offer, big on the Java Republic coffee.

Lunchtime coffee break came courtesy of Badger & Dodo, a latté, if you please. Tasty. In walking around Amazing Grazing, the one thing that really appealed to me was the sense of openness. Not too open in that everything was scattered, but the quayside and main road, I thought, were put to really good use. Plenty of room to be able to walk around and get from A to B, even at busy points and especially for families or those with buggies on the go, something I’m hoping can be replicated for Savour Kilkenny later this year.

With the feed and a coffee out of the way, it was time for a pint, one of the perks of taking the train and not driving down so I settled in for a pint of Metalman Pale Ale. Dare I say I thought it nicer than the Smithwick’s Pale Ale? At least until I got home and had a bottle off the shelf. Guess I’m going to have to go back to Waterford again for the comparison.

I *finally* got to catch up with @artisanchutney, the good folk behind Tastefully Yours. Turns out they have 18 products in the range and I wasn’t going home empty handed so picked up a jar of their Apple & Chilly Chutney. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Very warming, nice kick off the tail of it but you still get those fruit flavours in there. Really enjoyed the chats too.

I spotted these guys coming across the bridge before lunchtime, on their way to set up for hourly threshing demos on the quay side, the product from which you could by as well.

The rain held off for most of the day, only one or two very minor showers, but for the most part it looks like this only with added wind.

Before heading for the train I did one last lap of the entire quay and almost jumped in for a plate of yaki soba noodles (veg). At a fiver a plate and for the size of the portions, I would have been well fed.

No food festival is complete without a trip to Man Of Aran Fudge.

One of the cooks from Barracuda, who were doing a roaring trade over the course of the day, particularly for their sausage and potato punnet. But for the queue ahead of me and really leaving it until the last minute to head back for the train, I’d have tucked straight in. I’ll remember them in future.

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Happy Valley Festival

Happy Valley Festival Craft & Farmers Market

Happy Valley Festival

Happy Valley Festival - June Bank Holiday Weekend

THE ANNUAL Happy Valley Festival takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, and applications are being sought for stalls for the Craft & Farmers Market taking place on the Saturday of the weekend.

While music is the main stay of the festival, Saturday from 11-4pm gives you a chance to dive into a taste of Thomastown and the surrounds and reduce the food-miles for your dinner that weekend. On offer at the market will be fresh fish, cheese, local jams and eggs, Two Little Cooks’ home made cakes, chocolates from the (awesome) Truffle Fairy, organic vegetables along with pottery, candles, plants, jewellery, craft demos and more besides.

The Craft & Farmers Market will be held at Carroll’s Market Yard on Logan Street in Thomastown. If you are interested in taking a stall for the day, you can contact Jessie on 087 9650026. Take a peek at HappyValleyFestival.com for more on the upcoming festival.

Christmas Chalets for The Parade (pic via Kilkenny Christmas Market)

Kilkenny Christmas Market This Thursday

Christmas Chalets for The Parade (pic via Kilkenny Christmas Market)

Christmas Chalets for The Parade (pic via Kilkenny Christmas Market)

The Kilkenny Christmas Market, delayed by the bad weather, finally gets underway on The Parade this Thursday, starting at 11am and running until 8pm. The market is being organised by the Kilkenny Farmers Market and backed by the local councils and Kilkenny Chamber. Judging by the weather reports, it looks like they’ll be in for a reasonable spell of weather to see things kicking off. Driving through town last night I spotted the crew hard at work in getting the chalets organised for traders. The market itself (outside of Thursday) extends the usual Thursday market and is going to run 11am to 6pm daily from the 9th – 12th of December and 16th – 23rd December.

Amongst the traders, who combine a wealth of food and craft on The Parade, you’re going to find

  • Indulge Bakery
  • Badger & Dodo (their coffee now also available at Homemade in MacDonagh Junction)
  • Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese
  • Gallic Kitchen
  • Lemon Tree Catering
  • Truffle Fairy (who makes *divine* brownies)
  • The Crepe Station
  • Sonia’s Silver
  • Sparkle Dreams
  • Earthworks
  • Sunrose Garden

To keep you on your toes though, there will be different traders at different market days as the blurb below reveals…

High quality craft, artisan food producers and vendors of delicious food & drink will make the market a feast for all the senses and a great place to pick up unique locally produced Christmas gifts. verything from handmade Christmas pies, willow baskets, craft jewellery, artisan chocolate & cheese, hand crafted skin products, Christmas cakes & puddings, freshly roasted fair trade coffee to hand crafted furniture will be available. Different traders will be present at different days over the course of the 10 days of the market.

Hopefully the market will benefit from the draws seen at the Savour food festival’s food plaza in the same venue back in October. In complimenting the market and in the spirit of Christmas, a number of events will be staged over the next few weeks including storytelling, carol singing, brass band performances and more. After hearing talk of something like it for years, I’m delighted to see the whole thing has been given the go ahead and will go ahead. It’s another great use of the Parade and it will be great to see the farmers market extend out into the Parade space itself as opposed to occupying the Mayor’s Walk.

All I need to do now is rob a bank or raid the piggy bank and get stocked up on local produce for Christmas. Looking forward to it! Visit KilkennyChristmasMarket.com for updates.