Official Launch :
Tonight in T.Morris, Wexford, Your Local Food Network was officially launched. There were bubbles, banter, music and camaraderie, perfect ingredients for a great social gathering! In spite of the horrific weather a lively crowd turned out. The evening opened to the ambient sounds of talented local musicians Laura Hyland, Mike Rafferty and Declan Cosgrave, followed by a short talk by YLFN founder, Karen, on the workings of the trailblazing Simple Food Pledge.
Food producers were presented with their Simple Food Pledge signs before attention moved on to the ceremonial “cutting of the ribbon” by special guest, Elaine Garde. After the initiations, Elaine told us a bit about her award winning project, Future Orchard Trust Cork. She spoke about her experience with Community Supported Agriculture and encouraged collaboration among growers. She finished by wishing Your Local Food Network every success. Conversations continued to flow, new friends were made and connections were forged. An overall feeling of hope and anticipation for the project circulated the room as Your Local Food Network triumphantly set sail into unchartered waters!
So a heartfelt thank you to everyone – we are very grateful for all the support and look forward to sharing the exciting times ahead.
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