Market Newsletter 2nd September 2010


After our two-week break on producing the newsletter, we are back in full swing today. And yes, of course, the sun is shining as I write this, while the schools are coping with children who have been running freely for the past couple of months and are now back at their desks!

Event news:

The Pilates Classes are not going ahead for now - Sally didnt get sufficient people interested to make it viable. If you would like to register interest for a future course, please email her at, and she will let you know the plans as they firm up.

Charity Bookstall: we raised approximately €325 over the summer for the Irish Hospice Foundation (small change has yet to be weighed so the total isnt 100% accurate yet).  Our new charity for the Autumn is Our Children's Hospital in Crumlin, and we will include some more information on this next week. For now, please continue to bring your books along to us - and given that our Autumn Charity is a Children's one, some children and young adult books would be great as we are very low on those at the moment.

Stallholder news:

All stalls will be at the market this Saturday, although with a couple of stallholder staff on holidays, you might be surprised to find familiar faces from other parts of the market deputising elsewhere!

The Spud Man is planning on having more of those great exotic mushrooms available on Saturday as well as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. He also expects to have a small number of jars of honey back in stock. Apologies for the shortage of eggs which has led to a quota system being introduced - Des Crinion's chickens are still on a go slow!


Pascale from Phoenix Delites will have:

Belgian premium chocolate bars:
Lemon and black pepper
pear and almond
orange and almond
ginger and blackberries
80% cocoa bars dark
70% cocoa bars dark

and sugar-free chocolate bars...

Wines of the week:

An accent on Spanish wines this week with a returning favourite in the Senorio di Rubios and a debut for Vina Marro's Vendimia Seleccionada  

Alabrino - Senorio di Rubios 2009 Rias Baixas DO: 15% off 14.50 down to 12.33. You've got to try this with Gannets Sea Bass or Hake, its a fantastic combination! 

 Vina Marro Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2007: Normal price €13.00, 15% off down to €11.05. A powerful and modern Rioja made from 100% Tempranillo grapes aged in oak for 6 months, full rich dark berry fruit flavours, mocha, cocoa bean and spice. Good length and intensity, ideal with red meats.

Pantry news: lots of stuff back in stock - including the full range of Cooleeney cheese, FromMothersKitchen dark orange marmalade and tangy ketchup, pine nuts, MorFoods dressings, Ariosa coffee and a few more old favourites. We are now stocking small soya milk packs, instant miso soup and vanilla pods (we hope you dont try creating a dish from all of these new additions - they are a mixed bag of flavours!). We are also stocking Kerrygold butter (1 lb packs at €2.50) - a great Irish product, so that you dont have to visit the supermarket to get this kitchen staple!


Cafe news: Hot dish of the day this Saturday will be Greek Meatballs - might as well keep up the summer recipes while the sun is still shining! Usual range of baked goods available, and we hope to make more of the walnut and apricot scones which keep selling out as soon as they appear... we also have some new Irish apple juice in stock.

Check out the market noticeboard on Saturday for last minute offers and other news