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
We have rounded up a fine selection of courses and festivals ensuring you need never be bored (or hungry) this summer! There’s everything on offer: from days out, sharing food with friends or learning a new skill. Fermentation Workshops Fermentation, all the rage right now. From Scobys to kefir grains, find your favourite method to preserve!…
This is peak food production time and some producers may have more produce than they anticipated. So if your local producer offers you a larger than normal share of courgettes, tomatoes, blackcurrants, etc.. don’t hold back! Preserve what you can for the leaner months ahead. Ferment, freeze, dehydrate, jam or pickle. Whatever method takes your…
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