It has been a long time since I posted a blog but now is as good a time as any to get back into it.
In November 2010, the Nationwide TV crew visited Goatsbridge Trout Farm for a day for a feature on our trout farming operations here in Kilkenny. You can read about their visit here. Watch the above video for a look at what happened on the day and a further insight into the running of things here at Goatsbridge Trout Farm.
If you ever wanted to know more about Goatsbridge Trout Farm and how it all began here in Kilkeny then settle in for few minutes and watch the above video, going right back to the founding of the farm all the way to our present day business.
I’m Mag from Goatsbridge Premium Irish Trout. On this blog I’m going to share all the news we have as we develop our fantastic products. It’s also a place for you to catch up on food related events that we are taking part in, hear about other artisan food producers and join us on the journey as we strive to make the world more aware of our heavenly tasting products. We are also going to share lots of trout related recipes so no excuses for not cooking!
This is a diary kept my my good friend on his first visit to goatsbridge this October. Lets hope we do not lose the magic we have here in Ireland. I think we will always have a lot to offer.
Charles has kindly allowed me to publish his first day here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
Day 1: International Local Food Tour
Last week we had a visit from the Nationwide team much to the excitement of my four kids. The day started with the team filming our chaotic morning ritual although the kids were unbelievably cooperative for a change.
It is all about being in the right place at the right time. We realised a long time ago our fish handling facilities did not meet our new found demand for trout. We had spent a long time looking at the various possibilities to solve this issue and I am glad to say that project was completed on the 11th November 2010.
It was another first for Goatsbridge when we participated in Bloom in the Phoenix Park on 27th of May this year. Although sales of my products were important in order to cover the cost of the stand it was’t my primary objective for being there. I could not bring my fresh fish along so I made up lots of smoked trout quiche and pates, products that we hope to bring to market sometime in the New Year.
It was only a matter of time before the cobbled streets and castle walls of kilkenny merged with the fertile hinterland to put the city on the map as a “foodie” destination. And boy did we have fun. I just love this picture and especially Helen Finnegan,s look of disbelief on her face . I must say Ross was absolutely fantastic and gave a very thought provoking talk. He said the country has much to be proud of and that the trail is not just a celebration of quality local product but “of civic pride and social engagement that will pay dividends far greater than the simple tasty transaction”.
The idea is that you can pick up a copy of the food trail guide and map ,and plot a gloriously gluttonous path around the county. Looking forward to seeing you all at Goatsbridge this summer.No excuses.!!