Market newsletter 27th September 2012

Lovely fresh Irish cauliflowers at the market

This Saturday sees the return of our occasional Craft Days, although we only have a select few joining us for the day! We hope you get the chance to browse the extra stalls and chat to them. We also have a Transition Year Project duo with us, with a combination of art & food, I wont tell you any more, you'll just have to see for yourself!
Last Saturday, we had a most interesting talk on Raw Milk by Kevin Eakins of the Healthworks Clinic ( based on the research of the Weston A Price Foundation. Here is a link to a summary of the talk, although it doesnt do justice to Kevin's excellent presentation. It is interesting that at the market Pantry, we now sell nearly as much raw (unpasturised) milk as we do the organic pasturised version! In fact we now have to reserve about 75 litres of raw milk that we get from David Tiernan (he of the Glebe Brethan cheese) each week for eager customers! We will have some available for tasting again this Saturday for the curious among you.
Still running this Saturday is our free draw for a Market Brunch for 4 - all you have to do is fill in your details on the sheets available - draw takes place on the 6th of October

Stallholder news:

We are expecting another busy day this Saturday as almost all stallholders will be with us, except Sheaffoods who wont be at the market this Saturday. Autumnal flavours are beginning to show at the market, with hearty meats and wild fowl, apples and pears, squashes and celeriac featuring...
Peter of WholeHoggs tells me that they will have lots more pork with them this Sat, if you would like to reserve any pork ahead of Saturday, phone Susan at 086-8147459. Peter expects to have wild mallard duck and wild rabbit again this Saturday. Heres how I cooked the wild duck breasts that I got last weekend, which worked really well for me.

Meanwhile, over at Jim Ryan's Stall, Anthony is promising aged Rib of Beef on the Bone and Legs of Lamb - and says to come early to avoid being disappointed!

The Fruit & Veg stall new look went down well last week, and they expect to have lots of fresh local produce available - Andy is hoping for new season celeriac this weekend, if the floods have dropped away enough to allow the pickers into the fields.

At the Pantry, we have topped up our range of  specialised flours, seeds, beans and other healthy options, and our cheese supplies have been replenished - lots of goats cheeses in particular with a delivery of St Tola (we'll have their hard goats cheese on tasting on Saturday) and of Killeens Goats cheese too...
In the cafe our dish of the day will be an all in one Spanish style Chicken and Chorizo casserole (but made with the WholeHoggs fresh chorizo), with lots of beans. Soup of the day will be carrot & ginger.
Meanwhile over at the Wine Stall, in keeping with the Spanish theme, Hakan will have a red Spanish wine on tasting this Saturday - it is one from the vineyards of Dominio de la Vega, their Madurado Tinto 2010, on special offer at €11.50 (usual price is €13.50). Come along and taste for yourself on Saturday! This wine will also be available by the glass at the cafe to complement your lunch...
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Brid & all the team at Honest2Goodness

Market Community News

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This week,  there is a charity fundraiser PUB QUIZ on at the Brian Boru pub on Friday 28th at 7pm, in aid of Passo por Passo - helping to build schools in Mozambique. There is a €5 entry fee.