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Just off the ferry from the BBC Good Food Show in Olympia, we limped our way into our glad rags and off the Shelbourne Hotel for the Good Food Ireland Awards.  Margaret Jeffares and her team at Good Food Ireland are a powerforce in promoting and supporting the best of what we as a nation have to offer.  We were delighted to have been nominated for Producer of the Year, but in such awesome company, it was a safe bet to hit the bar and have some craic!  And indeed that we did in the wonderful company of Rachel & Philip of Tinahely Farm Shop, the effervessant dynamo of Paul & Siobhan the Foods of Athenry and the very beautiful Kate O'Hara of Kate's Kitchen in Sligo. . .

The night was marked by a quite unbeleive event, not the blazingly good company, nor the world class food, not even how remarkably funny Enda Kenny was. . . the night stands out because remarkably, the Producer of the Year 2013-14 was called as WILD ABOUT. . . .. . OMG !  as evident from the head on me in the press shots !

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The windscreen was cracked with ice and you couldn't fit a wafer thin mint in the back of the Wild about van as we left the rural tranquility of Monamolin, setting out for our old stomping ground in Old London Town.  Equal measures of fear and excitement as we head for our biggest adventure yet, trading at the BBC Good Food Show at Olympia.

Slightly daunting setting up in the vast vaccume that is Olympia, But soon enough we found our feet as our fellow countrymen came out in force!

the multi award winning, crazy Corleggy Cheese,

the deliciously decorated Glenillen Farm team

the Mad Munster Munchers that are team Clonakilty.


We received a great welcome from the very lovely British public who took to the Wild about thing like old hands, sell out of Rhubarb Syrup, Nettle Syrup and Raspberry Beret

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Pride of Ireland Awards were established to acknowledge  Irish Artisan Producers and small businesses who represent the very best of our heritage in committment to quality and service.
Awards are given to those who fit the criteria of excellence in quality of product, excellent customer service and contribution to the community.  The selection is by nomination and the assessment is anonymous.    

Wild about is really honoured to be awarded a PRIDE OF IRELAND award.

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Great Taste is the largest and most trusted awards scheme for speciality and fine food & drink from across UK and Eire.  Every entry is blind-tasted by panels of specialists, top chefs, cookery writers, food critics, restauranteurs and fine food retailers judging on texture, appearance, quality of ingredients, how well the producer has put the product together, but above all, a truly great taste.

Products deemed worthy of of a star are judged again by a further two panels of judges. Only when a consensus is achieved are stars awarded.



"Wonderfu rhubarb aroma and a fresh, natural appearance.
Wow - incredibly refreshing
Would also be useful as an added ingredient to a pudding or to drizzle over vanilla ice cream.

We loved it!"

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Crowds thronged along the Slaney River in the glorious sunshine this weekend

to sample the best of Irish produce in the ALL IRELAND FARMERS MARKET COMPETITION. The annual event hosted at the Wexford Strawberry Festival was established to recognize the vital role Farmer's Markets play in supplying fresh, locally produced foods, and to create a showcase for distinct regional speciality foods availble throughout Ireland. The competition is open to exhibitors from Farmer's Markets across 32 counties.

Quality Irish traders from all over Ireland, such as Butlers Ice Cream, Dungarvan; Foods of Athenry, Galway : Ballyhoura Mushrooms, Cork; The Organic Herb Co. Wicklow came to showcase their wares to the great

and the good at the Stawberry Festival, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. It was amazing to see so much quality,Irish produce on show, even more amazing when we found our WILD ABOUT scooped the FIRST PRIZE !!!


We're absolutley Buzzing!  None other than the legendary Maitre Chef des Cuisines chose 'Wild abou't Rhubarb Syrup for his welcome aperitif for the Good Food Ireland UK launch at Mosimanns, Belgravia.

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