Market newsletter 15th July 2010

Welcome to this week's market newsletter! hope you've been having a good week and that you havent been soaked by the rain too often.



We had a lovely time at the Slow Food quiz night on Tuesday. The Honest2Goodness community did really well at the quiz, with second and third prizes going to teams connected with the market, so take a bow!


Everyone enjoyed the lovely cheese plates that were prepared for the event...




The next event being organised is a picnic on the 22nd of August in Iveagh Gardens. More information soon on that.

Stallholders news:



Gannet Fish were hoping to have more of that great lobster available this weekend; however with the high winds and unsteady conditions, they wont know until tomorrow. We'll post updates to the website to let you know.


Jim Ryan tells me that he will have shoulder of lamb at a great price on Saturday - €8 for a joint weighing roughly 1.1kg. This is the link to our slowcooked shoulder of lamb recipe, if you want inspiration on how to cook this cut of meat.


Wines of the week:

Colm has chosen two classic French wines to put on our specials offer this week,  our Macon Vinzelles from Burgundy  and our Domaine de  l'Amandine from the Cotes du Rhone.

The Macon Vinzelles has tastes of lemon, cream and melon; its usual price is €13.50, and is on offer on Saturday at €11.50.

The Domaine de lAmandine is a spicy wine with fruit tastes of strawberry and blackberry, with a hint of violet. Its usual price is €12.50 and is available on Saturday for €10.65.


The Spud Man will have some additional organic produce available, including marrows and courgettes, beetroot, scallions and spinach. He will also be getting some soft fruit from Wexford (along with his potatoes from the Hattons), details of which will be posted to the website after he collects it tomorrow.


 In the Pantry, we've replenished stocks of tea from Mico in Kingfisher, so our range of teas available on Saturday include: Peppermint, Natural Rooibos, Jasmine Green Tea, Japan Green Sencha and Chamomile, as well as Irish Breakfast Tea. Ariosa are delivering freshly-roasted coffee to us - both ground and wholebean. We've also got the Rapeseed Garlic oil back in stock, and we are expecting a delivery from Cooleeney tomorrow so that all the goats cheese lovers will have plenty to choose from!



At the cafe, our hot dish of the day is Greek Meatballs with a tomato sauce.  our salad of the day is our spicy yogurt chicken salad. We will also have our mini-quiches (although it was pointed out to me by someone last Sat that we shouldnt call them quiches when there is no pastry base to them!) and of course some of Jim Ryan's ham available. I checked the definition of a quiche, and it is also the language spoken by the Mayan people.