Local veg in season June

June : What’s in Season

Strawberries are in full swing! It’s mid way through the year and there is so much to choose from when shopping for local, fresh fruit and veggies. See our helpful, but by no means definitive, list below. We do hope you will find it useful. There’s no missing the roadside vendors of new potatoes and…

Food Festival Ireland June

Bloom & other June Food Festivals

Festivals to look out for during June : Bloom 30 May to 3 June 2019 / The Phoenix Park, Dublin / www.bloominthepark.com The last days of May see the return of the hugely popular Bloom in the park. Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 to promote horticulture and all things garden related. The event has since…

local seasonal roast radish recipe

Roast Radish Recipe

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…

Smallholder - plant a tree

Tales of a Smallholder – part 5

The smallholder community : The smallholder community is a small one but an active one on social media. Similarly the farming one is as well. Both farming and smallholding can be quite solitary occupations and often you could spend a day without saying a word to another person. Chatting to pigs, although soul enhancing; doesn’t…