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Honestly, I didn't think we'd make it being new and little but there it was, clear as day. "We would like to offer you a space int he Artisan Food Market at Bloom 2013" Yeaaaaaa Whoop! Whoop! Then spent the next hour panicing about stock!
C U @ BLOOM!
TASTINGS & LAUNCHES
We appreciate your suggestions of quality artisan stockists around the country, keep them coming and we'll do our best to bring some Wild about lushie mundo products to your part of town! Email suggestions to email@example.com
GLASRAI & GOODIES, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
I have never quite had the experience of a real Aladdins cave, until I drove into the picturesque sleepy town of Gowran and popped into see the very lovely Siobhan at Glasrai & Goodies. What I was not expecting is the treasure trove of quality artisan foods, fresh veg, cheeses, juices, bakes ,fantastic coffee and NOW Wild about's chutneys, jams and fresh pestos! An absolute must stop by when in Kilkenny!
WHITE GABLES, Moycullen, Co. Galway
One of the nicest places I've been in, delightfully elegant with a big colourful dollop of st1yle to boot. The lovely Ann and the White Gables team have awarded us
ARTISAN PRODUCER OF THE MONTH
So when your heading out West, drop in to a warm welcome, a hot choclate and take home a fresh baked loaf and some of our crackin' carrot chutney Yum. . yum . .yusm . . AND only 21 cal per 20g serving !
KATES KITCHEN, 3 Castle St, Sligo
Fantastic to meet the wonderful souls of Sligo in the glorious surroundings of Kates Kitchen. The 3 sisters O'Hara have the most wonderful shop, cafe, deli and giftstore. . a treasure not to be missed if your down Sligo way!
BLASTA, dungarvan, co. waterford
What would you expect from a shop that sells everything from bamboo socks to nettle pesto ? The answer is waiting in this fantastic ethical retailer on Dungarvans main st. Rob and Ann are so hospitable and happy to help, more of that sort of thing I say !
ARDKEEN QUALITY STORES, Waterford
A bit anxious launching at our first 'Supermarket' but as luck would have it, Ardkeen Quality Stores is one of the most helpful, friendly and supportive establishments I've ever been in, let alone done tastings. This wonderful retailer actively promotes local produce and small producers like Wild about; it can be done, and Ardkeen stores are doing it !
WATERFORD FESTIVAL OF FOOD
Another new Festival for Wild about' and a rare sighting of the lesser spotted Malc on the stall. We left Monamolin in gale force winds and driving rain, which followed us through Wexford, New Ross and into Waterford, it wasn't until we came down the hill into the beautiful town of Dungarvan the windscreen wipers started to squeak. . . no a drop of moisture in the air. . and that, happily is the way the day continued.
And just as well as the town was swamped with celebrity chefs, boggers, bloggers and fun loving foodies. We had a crackin day. Our best selling product. . Nettle and Wild Garlic Pesto
Wild about Stockists WATERFORD
Blasta, Main Street, Dungarvan
Ardkeen Stores, Dunmore Road, Waterford
EIRE GO BREA
We have had such a great time this month, traversing the countyside bringing Wild about's seasonal fare to the far reaches of this beautiful land.
I have to say I've been quite taken back by the raw beauty of our landscape on my travels from Wexford to Waterford, to Cork and equally from Wicklow to Galway, Clare and Sligo.
We have some crackin' country here, I guess sometimes we just forget to look.
GALWAY FOOD FESTIVAL
WOW! What a truly great time we had at Galway Food festival. The smells, produce, atmosphere was amazing. Tremendous interest in our wild products, great banter and craic with the customers. Super friendly and generous traders. We had a blast!
Our delicious Nettle Pesto was a huge success, the entire stock SOLD OUT on DAY 1, resulting in an urgent call home "Get yez out pickin' nettles lads." Several lines followed suit and we had to drive to Dublin Day 2 to pick up stock. . . . to sell out again on Day 3. We LOVE Galway Foodies, and don't ye love the nettle !
White Gables, Moycullen;
Loughnanes Butchers, Loughrae
McCambridges, Shop St, Galway.
Wild about ST. PATRICKS DAY
A BIG shout out to all the lovely people who came by on St. Patricks Day, I learned how to say ginger in Finnish, had several photo shoots AND the lovely Andrew brought me in a delicious O''Hara's stout. . . . La le feile Padraig sona daoibh !
NEW SEASON RHUBARB BELLINI
Ireland is one of the greenest, lushest environments on the planet. Food grown in Irish soil has a most valuable asset, the purity of the source. I remember Myrtle Allen talking about the early days of Ballymaloe House, sourcing her milk and butter from a local farm, she noticed how every now and again, she would get the most incredible pat of butter from the farm. She mentioned it to the farmer, who's replys was, 'Oh yes, we always get great milk from that pasture' and it suddenly stuck me, of course, the quality of the source is a fundemental part of the end product.
TRY to include at least ONE LOCALLY GROWN or IRISH SEASONAL food in every dish you make this YEAR.
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