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
Celebrating local Irish food : West Waterford Festival of Food takes place at the end of April and kicks off the start of the food festival extravaganza in Ireland. The growing season is well underway, the days are long and pleasant – it’s the perfect time to mingle with friends and neighbours to celebrate local,…
Recipe by Fiona Staunton : Fiona Staunton is a Ballymaloe-trained chef and Home Economics teacher. Her aim is to get the nation cooking from scratch and to ditch processed foods. Here she kindly shares with us, her radical radish recipe! I love eating local food in season. One food in season in April in Ireland is radishes. They…