Market newsletter 13th September 2012

Welcome to this week's newsletter! Congrats to Phizzfest for once again delivering on a wonderful programme of events over the past 10 days all around Phibsboro. Not a group to sit on their laurels, I suspect that they are already planning 2013's Programme!

Couple of forthcoming events: Saturday week  - the 22nd (in the cafe at 2pm) we will have a presentation by Kevin Eakin on RAW MILK, a traditional Irish product that has been the subject of major controversy over the last year or so, Kevin will be basing his talk on the work of the Weston A Price Foundation.

On the 29th of September we are planning to have one of our occasional Craft Days.

Stallholder news:

Lots of variety at the market this Saturday as almost everyone will be with us, except William from Sheaffoods Healthy Granola. Apologies from Kate of the Wild Flour Bakery and Sarah-Jane of Old Tarts xx for not being with us last Saturday, and they are due back this Saturday. In fact, we are expecting a TV Film Crew (UTV) to be here on Saturday morning to film Wild Flour Kate in action, so get here early with the glad rags on if you want to be in the crowd scene!


Peter of WholeHoggs tells me that they will have lots of pork with them this Sat, some of their own Tamworth (a rare-breed pig)  pigmeat, including pork chops, shoulder joint, belly of pork (I have already pre-order some of that!), Hams, Dry-cured Bacon and a new delicacy - an uncooked (cold-smoked) Morteau-style sausage (a favourite with Raymond Blanc!). You can cook this whole in the oven (wrapped in tinfoil) or slice it and fry it on the pan - it smells and tastes delicious for anyone who likes that smoky flavour imparted by slow 48 hour smoking! If you would like to reserve any pork ahead of Saturday, phone Susan at 086-8147459. Peter will also have wild rabbit again this Saturday.

In the cafe we will have a Beef Carbonade with potato and Made-to-Order fishcakes with fennel salad and Tartare Sauce. We are also introducing a sharing charcuterie/cheese platter, with lots of local Irish products, find out more on Saturday!

At the Pantry, lots of cheeses to tempt you, and we also have some of the smoked products - chicken and duck - back in the fridge. We hope to have enough of the Mossfield organic yogurt to last the day, as we have ordered lots of it - it really is a lovely product and we are delighted to have found it!
On the wine front, we will have to wait til Saturday to know what wines will be on special offer, as Colm & Hakan are not back yet from their wine-sourcing trip to France.

Hope to see you on Saturday!
Brid & all the team at Honest2Goodness

Market Community News

In case you missed this last week...

We are introducing a new section to our newsletter where we invite our customers to send us in any information which might be of interest to the broader Market Community - ideas for bartering, exchanges, local events, fund-raising activities - anything at all really!

This week's Market Community news is from the Regan family, who have this fab house to rent in West Cork (see picture below). You can find out more on their website here Ask at the Pantry for contact details or you can get in touch via their website. The place looks absolutely fab, and I for one will be planning a few days (or a few weeks there) sometime soon.

We were also contacted by a new local Health Centre called HealthReach (you can read more about them on their website here) who are based near St Peter's Church and who are doing a special offer on health-screening this month - it being Healthy Heart Month, including a free blood-pressure check. So get in touch with them for more info...