Market newsletter 14th October 2010

Well, what a load of rubbish last week-ends weather forecast turned out to be! Instead of the  great weather we were promised, it was grey, misty and cold, so we have decided not to trust forecasts anymore. We did of course get a few lovely days earlier this week, but they werent a lot of use to anyone stuck inside all day!

  

Events

Food Heroes Market Day this Saturday

Welcome to our Food Heroes Market special. If you havent yet voted for your favourite Food Hero or Best Food Product, you have until 5pm tomorrow evening to do so. We need the rest of the evening to work out the votes as we are doing it via a PR system! You can link to the voting here.  We hope you can join us this Saturday to celebrate the results of the competition and to taste lots of the product that were nominated for Best Food. We will even have music courtesy of Matt Synott who will be here, guitar and all to entertain us.

We will be announcing the results at 1.30 here at the market.

 

Music Event - if you are in the city centre on the 22nd of the month, check out a lunchtime concert in the National Concert Hall at 1pm. Chopin and Debussy are featuring, with pianist Anthony Byrne. More info on the NCH website here

Stallholder news:

For this week's market, our stallholders will be joined by some of our artisan food producers and all stallholders & producers will have tastings available, as well as many special offers to help celebrate the event (and where possible, the special offers will be on the foods that were nominated for Best Food awards).

 Mico of Kingfisher Teas will be here with her full range of wonderful teas, so this is your chance to smell them and choose a few to try by the cup and then get your stock in for the next while.

Cooleeney Cheese will be here with tastings of all their produce, and Catherine from Mor Foods will be doing likewise. Bernie Burke from Burkes Farm Ice-cream will be coming along with lots of her ice-creams for you to taste!

Martin and Ann from The Curry Sauce Company and Annmarie's 'A taste of Heaven' stalls started with us too late to be nominated in our competition. Nevertheless, they are entering into the spirit of the occasion and will both have specials on this Saturday.

 Curry Sauce Company are offering free rice when buying any 3 curry sauces (worth €3) - so even less hassle in preparing that Indian curry!

Annmarie tells me that she will have  specials for this week....selection of fairycakes...5 for 2 euro, large traybake slices(coffee and walnut slice, chester slice and almond bakewell)...2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro..fruity haloween brack....2.50euro..and halloween cookies...60c each or 4 for 2 euro..plus the usual..pies, crumbles,cakes and much more.

Dominic from Gleann Gabhar Goats Cheese is hoping to be here on the day with his award winning hard Goats Cheese and Goats Milk (both of which were very well received last week when they were on tasting).

Jim Ryan is planning on doing a special on belly of pork, rack of lamb and pork chops - all products that were nominated for Best Product awards.

Pascale will be bringing some scary Monster Halloween Marsmallow pops.

At the Pantry we'll have more of the Granola ready (maybe a future contestant for best food product?!). We will also have a special offer on our Cooleeney Daru cheese,  down from €18/kg to €15kg. We are out of small Cooleeney cheeses this week, but have the large Cooleeney available by the slice. And we will have lots of produce on tasting, so check out the Tasting Table when you are at the market!

 The Cafe will have the Lemon Tarts and the Bakewell Slices on special offer, but if you want to be sure of getting some, let us know in advance as they will be selling out fast! Hot dish of the day will be a warming Chilli Con Carne (even if the sun ends up shining!) and we'll be doing an Autumn Vegetable Soup.

 Finally, our wines of the week are two of the nominated Best Products. Our white is Luigi Valori's Trebbiano d'Abruzzo,  with its flavours of lemon, green apple, pear and peach. The usual price is €14 per bottle, we will have it on sale on Saturday for €11.90.

On the red wine front, we have our Aga Roble on special. Tastes of plum, blackcurrant and vanilla with smooth ripe tannins, usual price of €11.50, we have it on special on Saturday with a 15% discount, so €9.77 - great value at under a tenner...

So, if you have any time on Saturday, we would love to see you join us to celebrate our Food Heroes