Your Local Food Network
Our mission is to promote sustainable production, trading and consumption of seasonal, wholesome and local food.
We celebrate the food producers in our own locality that labour to put nutritious, wholesome fare on our plates. We applaud their respectful working methods and strive to give them a louder voice in their communities. An important function of our online hub is to host the SIMPLE FOOD PLEDGE membership.
The SIMPLE FOOD PLEDGE is a symbol for small to medium sized food producers to highlight their commitment to growing or farming food:
- without the addition of synthetic chemicals
- using low impact, ethical and sustainable practices
- for local consumption
The SIMPLE FOOD PLEDGE aims to support benign growing practices in farming that:
- use organic standards as a guide
- exercise responsible stewardship of soil, water and other natural resources
- exercise ethical and humane animal husbandry
- are economically viable
- are ethical, transparent and honest in their operations
Find sustainably produced, local food products across Ireland
Asparagus time – Woohoo! : It’s not too easy to find Irish grown Asparagus, that may be down to the fact that it takes three years to mature. So if you can find a bunch of lovely fresh spears from a producer near you- snap them up! Check out all the vegetable growers on our directory…
Ballymaloe Cookery School and Organic Farm Last month Brigid and myself took a trip to Ballymaloe Cookery School and Organic Farm in Shanagarry, Co. Cork. Established in 1983 by Darina Allen with her brother Rory O’Connell, the school has since garnered international aclaim as a leading light in the world of culinary education. Darina is…