I spent an absolutely fantastic evening g at the Food Extravaganza in Clonmel last week. As you can see from the above panel I was in very good company indeed. The idea was very novel and I think it was a great way to communicate to the outside world the great work being done in Tipperary to promote the local artisan food movement. From my point of view I think it was a good opportunity to meet some of the food producers I have learned to admire over the last few years and I also think it is very important to share ideas and hopefully work closely with them in the future.
Hats off to all involved but make no mistake we in Kilkenny will be back next year for the all Ireland hurling final. They have started on their diet of trout already!!
Started twittering last week. You could spend all your time and it is very addictive. Better limit myself to half an hour a day. you can follow goatsbridge on @ goatsbridge. Also skype us on margaret.kirwan1. I will follow the life cycle of the fish on my blog starting from a 5 day old egg. should be interesting. Just check out our tweets .
Selling lots of our new hot smoked trout for the Christmas. It makes a nice change from the traditional smoked salmon.Went to Ardkeen Stores last week and they were as supportive as ever.We as artisan food producers should do something to spread the word about those guys. If every town in Ireland had a store like that we would all be in heaven.!!
Went to Supervalue last Saturday and Woodstock Christmas fair on Sunday. I hope Santa is organised because I have lots to do. Back to Loughboy in kilkenny tomorrow to do a promotion with Paul from Tess’s bakery so see you there.
P.S. Goatsbridge smoked trout is a great present and makes a change from the usual predictable box of chocolates. !!
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